Due to the evolving Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in our region, Delaware County is taking measures to keep the public and county employees safe by minimizing social contact.
During this time, we are using email as the primary method of communication. Please refer to our staff directory link here or leave a message at 610-891-5425. If you are not able to conduct business online, staff is available by appointment.
The mission of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is to promote sound housing and community development in Delaware County with the use of federal, state and local resources. OHCD is responsible for the planning, administration, and oversight of three federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs. The office is also charged with oversight of state initiatives funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and County initiatives, as funds become available.
In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, the County of Delaware has prepared a Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs. This document, known as the Annual Plan, is a requirement for direct assistance under certain U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding programs including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG).
The proposed award of funds as part of the County’s Proposed FY 2023 Action Plan is available for public inspection at the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) at 2 W. Baltimore Avenue, Suite 202, Media PA 19063 and here until to April 24, 2023.
The County of Delaware (County) was allocated $3,732,740.00 in HOME-ARP funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. The County prepared a draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan to identify unmet needs of the qualifying populations and gaps in housing, shelter and services, and address how the funding will be used. The Draft plan is available for review here or by visiting the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) at 2 W. Baltimore Avenue, Suite 202, Media, PA 19063.
The Delaware County Lead Hazard Reduction Program (LHRP)
Did you know that qualified homeowners, landlords, and renters can improve the safety of their properties and homes by testing for and remediating lead paint? Learn more about this grant program here.