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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.

Recent Updates and Announcements

  • CARES Assistance for Renters and Homeowners
    Beginning July 6, 2020, Pennsylvanian’s can apply for the CARES rent or mortgage relief directly from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s (PHFA) at www.phfa.org. Delaware County is collaborating with Community Action Agency of Delaware County (CAADC) to process applications for rental assistance. CAADC can be reached at (610) 874 – 8451. Applications are available here.

    Delaware County Council approved the Final List of Awards for the FY 20 Annual Action Plan on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Notice is hereby given that the County proposes to amend its Fiscal Year 2019 Emergency Solutions Grant Program to incorporate funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), Public Law 116-136.

      Amendment #1 - April 22, 2020 - Learn more here
      Amendment #2 - July 1, 2020 - Learn more here


    Notice is hereby given that the County proposes to amend its Fiscal Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant Program to incorporate funds authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), Public Law 116-136.

      Amendment #1 - July 1, 2020 - Learn more here

    As new information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) becomes available, we will update this web page to include public input opportunities, eligible CDBG-CV activities to be funded, and the county's anticipated implementation plan.

  • OHCD is pleased to kick-off the Delaware County Lead Hazard Reduction Program (LHRP) to help qualified homeowners, landlords, and renters improve the safety of their properties and homes by testing for and remediating lead paint. Learn more here.

  •            Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

  • Delco Counts! The 2020 Census is happening now. Did you know that the federal funding received by Delaware County every year is allocated based on the census count? Click here to visit the County’s census website to learn more.



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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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