Community Development

Diana M. Reitz, Community Development Coordinator

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

3rd Floor, City Hall
110 South Second Street
Jeannette, PA 15644

Business Phone: 724-527-4000 ext 6

Business Fax: 724-527-4024


Current Programs:

1st Time Homebuyer – Financial assistance for down payment and/or closing costs for 1st time homebuyers. This program provides a maximum of $5,000 as a deferred loan. For more information, click here.  The City will not be taking anymore applications at this time until further notice.

Facade Improvement Program – Financial assistance for commercial/retail owners for improvements to the front of the building structure. This program  is a 50% grant and 50% low interest loan. The maximum project total cannot exceed $10,000. For more information, click here.

Commercial Property Improvement Program – A combination loan/grant program to assist in the acquisition or rehabilitation of commercial building in the Census Tract 8028, which is part of the Central Jeannette Redevelopment Area.

Job Development Loan Program – A program established by the City of Jeannette to assist business owner’s with manufacturing needs through a low interest loan.


South Sixth Street Housing Revitalization Project – Acquisition and Demolition of duplexes and rowhouses on the 300 and 400 blocks of South Sixth Street to prepare the site to new residential construction consisting of 25 for sale single family homes and one (2) nine unit rental townhomes.

Demolition – Demolition and Site Clearance of 20 unit row houses along the 400 Block of South Sixth Street

Infrastructure Improvements – South Sixth Street Location: installation of storm sewer, remove and Replace fencing and paving of alley between Bullitt Avenue and Cassatt Avenue.

Infrastructure Improvements – South Sixth Street Location – installation of storm line in 300 and 400 block of South 6th Street, sidewalk, pavers and trees along Chambers side to be installed.