Mission: To promote and develop affordable housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families. Tri-County’s activities are structured in direct response to local affordable housing needs and projects are developed with the context of building partnerships, revitalizing communities and supporting homeowners and residents.
History: Since its creation in 1990 Tri-County HDC has developed and/or rehabilitated 668 affordable housing units. It operates with 18 active volunteer board members, several advisory board members and three full-time employees.
Competence: Tri-County is not for profit certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The organization specializes in rehabilitation and redevelopment projects as well as new home construction. Tri-County operates the Dauphin County Infill Housing Program and the City of Harrisburg Capitol Corridors Program that focus on rehabilitating abandoned and blighted properties to include installation of completely new electrical and mechanical systems and new interiors. These programs are funded utilizing CHDO allocated HUD HOME funding and have created safe, decent homeownership opportunities for over 80 low and moderate-income families and individuals in Dauphin County. In addition, we recently were named the designated agency in Cumberland County.
Recent Projects: Tri-County has recently completed constructing new energy-efficient and affordable homes for sale in Harrisburg City’s South Allison Hill neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. The project is a major component of a community-wide, county, city and state endorsed comprehensive revitalization plan for low-income census tracts 2013. Ten homes have been built to date with six more to be completed.
In addition, a totally renovated home at 336 Lawrence Street, Middletown was completed for sale. This blighted property was donated by the Borough to Tri-County as a way to revitalize the neighborhood.