Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene (RACG)
Department of Finance and Administration Public Contacts: David Calvario, Executive Director Steve Salisbury, Working Supervisor
49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5306 / Fax: 724-852-5309
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
Understanding the need for all types of housing within the county, the Greene County Commissioners formed the Housing Task Force in mid-2009. One of the recommendations of the Task Force was the formation of a Redevelopment Authority, which occurred later that year.
Renovated houses / commercial buildings for sale
Current rehabilitation projects underway and homes/properties FOR SALE in Greene County:
146 East High Street, Waynesburg (Waynesburg Borough, Central Greene School District): Commercial Property, 1,500 sq.ft per floor, 3 stories, partially renovated (2017). Off-street parking behind building. Sale price $185,000. Click HERE for building picture.
117 Duquesne St, Greensboro (Southeastern Greene School District): Two-bedrooms, 1 bath, off-street parking. Click HERE for current view. FOR SALE $70,000.
126 Fairview Avenue, Jefferson (Jefferson-Morgan School District): NEW Ranch on slab, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Hallway and all doors wide enough for wheel chair. Walk in shower. Should be ready for occupancy early 2018. Click HERE to view home.
103 & 105 Third Street, Rogersville (Center Townshop, West Greene School District): NEW TOWNSHOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1-car garage, first floor master suite. FOR SALE, $165,000. Click HERE to view flyer.
54 First Avenue, Crucible (Cumberland Township, Carmichaels School District): acquired in July 2017, must be rehabbed, 4-bedrooms, 1-bath. Should be ready for occupancy in late 2018.
73 Dalzel Avenue, Bobtown (Dunkard Township, Southeastern Greene School District): acquired in August 2017, must be rehabbed, 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, basement. Should be ready for occupancy in summer 2018.
163 Larimer Avenue, Bobtown (Dunkard Township, Southeastern Greene School District): acquired in December 2017, must be rehabbed, 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, basement, 5-room houseliving room, dining room, kitchen on first floor and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Shoud be ready for occupancy in late 2018.
323 Third Street, Mather (Morgan Township, Jefferson-Morgan School District): acquired in December 2017, must be rehabbed, 3-bedrooms, 1-bath, basement. Should be ready for occupancy in early 2019.
If interested in any of the above properties, please contact Dave Calvario, Executive Director for the RACG, to discuss further information, call 724-852-5306 or email to dcalvario. Click HERE for letter of the Homebuyer Assistance Program, current listings, and pre-application information.
In The News
Groundbreaking for Rogersville townhouses The Greene County Redevelopment Authority is constructing new townhouses in Rogersville at the stie of the former Center Township High School. The authority board and local and state officials gathered at the site on Friday, September 29th for a groundbreaking ceremony. The land was donated to the authortiy by John and Kathy McNay.
The townhouses are being developed by the authority as part of a housing program aimed at revitalizing communities by rehabilitating blighted homes and building new affordable housing on vacant or under-utilized land. The property in Rogersville was chosen as a site because it was available and because it was believed there was a need for housing in the community, said Dave Calvario, authority executive director.
The authority’s plan is to first build one townhouse and, if there is a demand, continue with the construction of others, up to four, at the site. "If the first one sells, we’ll go on to build another one," Calvario said. The townhouses will each be duplexes. Each housing unit will contain about 1,400 square foot of space and three bedrooms. The units will be sold by the authority and though the price has not yet been determined, they are expected to sell in the $155,000, or higher, range.
The authority will be able to use some of the grant money for construction, Calvario said. The township also is contributing in-kind services. The authority hopes to recoup its costs when it sells the units. Any profit it might make would be rolled back into the housing program to build or rehabilitate other homes. Click HERE for complete article.
Pictured in front with the shovels are John and Kathy McNay; along with County Commissioner Archie Trader, Representative Pam Snyder, Eric Cowden representing Senator Camera Bartolotta; Center Township Supervisors Paul Cook, Seann McCollum, and Butch Deter; Dave Calvario, Executive Director for the Greene County Redevelopment Authority; and others. (Photo courtesy of the Observer-Reporter, 9/30/2017 ed, p.A3).
Click HERE to open Townshomes advertisement flyer and click HERE for construction update news
Redevelopment Authority receives donated house First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County recently donated a house in Monongahela Township to the Greene County Redevelopment Authority, which plans to renovate the house and offer it for sale. The two-bedroom, one-bath house is located on Duquesne Street in Greensboro. The house had fallen into serious disrepair, but the Redevelopment Authority is hopeful it can be rehabilitated.
The house was built in 1922, was originally part of the coal patch town for Duquesne Light, which operated the nearby Warwick Mine. Dave Calvario, executive director of the GCRDA anticipates the home will be ready to be put on the market by late fall.
Pictured exchanging the deed, from l. to r. are: Jeff Widdup, vice president/loan officer for First Federal of Greene County; Dave Calvario; the Rev. John Dorean, chairman of the Redevelopment Authority board; Chad Moore, senior vice president/treasurer of First Federal of Greene County; and Barry Nelson, assistant treasurer/secretary of the Redevelopment Authority board. [Source & photo courtesy of the Observer-Reporter, 2017 May 05 ed.]
Redevelopment Authority success stories This house pictured has now sold, but it came along way from when the Redevelopment Authority first got the house. The house was completely renovated; with a brand new kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, all new plumbing, fully insulated, high energy-efficient windows, new carpenting & vinyl flooring, a full basement, detached garage, side covered porch, new railings and sitting on a large lot.
It recently sold and the new owner is very happy. A perfect success story for this once sad little house to now a happy home.
What is the Redevelopment Authority?
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene (RACG) is a statutory agency of the Commonwealth which operates within Greene County, Pennsylvania. RACG was activated to increase affordable housing and home ownership opportunities, redevelop blighted areas and, in conjunction with other County, State and Federal entities, provide for community revitalization in Greene County. The Redevelopment Authority operates under the Urban Redevelopment Law of 1945 as well as the Redevelopment Cooperation Law of 1945.
"To assist the Greene County community with economic development, community revitalization, affordable housing initiatives, and home ownership opportunities"
Marcellus Shale Activity in the County
The Marcellus shale activity in the County has sparked interest in development that hasn’t been seen in some time resulting in developers seeking buildable sites for various types of projects. In addition to assisting commercial and residential developers with site location, acquisition and preparation, RACG has created an Acquisition, Rehab and Resale Program to assist the County with the development/redevelopment of its underutilized properties and the remediation of blighted properties. This program is sourced by the County’s 26 municipalities identifying blighted properties in their communities as well as RACG identifying vacant/abandoned/underutilized properties through foreclosures, sheriff sales and the County tax repository. The goals of this program are to:
Increase/improve the housing stock within the County
Provide home ownership opportunities for individuals and families
Convert houses not currently contributing to the tax base to tax base contributors
Convert houses not currently utilizing utilities and community services to customers of these services
Provide an ongoing source of income to RACG
Quality of Life
In conjunction with the County Commissioner’s Housing Task Force, RACG is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of the County’s residents by advancing housing development and potential redevelopment sites across the County. Housing development includes senior housing, market rate housing, affordable housing, low income and special needs housing.
Currently RACG is funded by the County of Greene until it can establish income sources of its own. At present, RACG’s potential sources of project funds include, but are not limited to the following sources and funding agencies:
County Act 13 funds
County Act 137 funds
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
Section 108 Loans/Guarantees
Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
It is expected that the rental or sale of renovated properties through the Acquisition, Rehab and Resale Program described above will eventually provide operating capital as well as a constant source of funds for RACG to take on other projects.
Redevelopment Authority Board:
Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 1:00 pm, in Room 14 of the Fort Jackson Building, 49 S. Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA. Click HERE for current board members and meeting dates/times.
Redevelopment Authority News & Information:
If interested in any of the properties listed above, please contact Dave Calvario, Executive Director for the Redevelopment Authority of Greene County at 724-852-5306 or email at: dcalvario.
If you no longer want your application to be active, please let Dave know. Click HERE if you would like to complete a homeownership application. To begin the process of qualifying for a mortgage, contact Irene Keirsbilck, Housing Counselor Family Economic Success, with Blueprints at 724-225-9550 ext. 431.
Click HERE for the Greene County Housing Market Report
Greene County Housing Plan & Policy (Jan. 30, 2012): click HERE for copy.