Oakland Residential Facade Grant

Recipients of the 2014 grant are now completing work on their projects. Check back soon for success stories and before/after photos. Due to funding cuts we cannot offer the Facade Grants in 2015 and beyond. We will update this site when we can offer these grants again.

AmandaOakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) partners with homeowners and landlords through our Residential Façade Grant Program to increase social and economic capital in Oakland.  The program restores historic character to our neighborhood’s homes, instills pride and strength in our community and catalyzes neighborhood investment and preservation. Façade improvements achieve several benefits, simply by enhancing a building’s exterior appearance. Not only do property values increase at the renovated building, but at adjacent properties as well.

The Façade Grant Program is available to residential property owners in all four neighborhoods of Oakland – Central, North, South and West. With a limit of $5,000 per grant, awardees receive a 1 to 1 match for an owner-occupied building, and a 1 to 2 match for a non-owner-occupied building.

For more information, contact OPDC at 412.621.7863 ext. 12 or email efisher@opdc.org.

The Façade Grant Program is an initiative of the Oakland Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP). The NPP is made possible through funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, with investments from Dollar Bank, PNC Bank, and UPMC Health Plan.

One Response to Oakland Residential Facade Grant

  1. Darlene Harris February 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    hello just wanted to state how glad I am to see this program. For years i have been in need of some professional help for the out side of my home. So this grant is exciting to see. My only concern when viewing the grant information was obtaining a contractor to do the work. I have experienced the the greates out comes when hiring someone to work with me that I could trust. I was just wondering is their are a list of good contractors the program have worked with and have trusted to do a good and complete job. A company that knows their craft.

    Sincerly,
    Darlene Harris
    Home onwer / Oakland community.

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