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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

  • Applications for the Delaware County Program Year 21 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program are available here. Applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m., January 6, 2021.

    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 #3 – December 2, 2020 – Learn more here 

    PUBLIC COMMENT

    The funds are not subject to the consultation and citizen participation requirements that otherwise apply to the Emergency Solutions Grants. However, each recipient must publish how its allocation has and will be used, at a minimum, on the Internet at the appropriate Government web site or through other electronic media. 

    Rent, mortgage and utility assistance is now available through the Delco CARES Housing Assistance Program to qualified renters and homeowners in Delaware County who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    For mortgage and utility assistance, please call Chester Community Improvement Project at
    (610) 876-8663 or Media Fellowship House at (610) 565-0434

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    For rental payment assistance, please call CAADC at (610) 874-8451

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

    The Delaware County Lead Hazard Reduction Program (LHRP) helps qualified homeowners, landlords, and renters improve the safety of their properties and homes by testing for and remediating lead paint. Learn more here.



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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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