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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
  • Council Adopts 2022 CDBG, HOME, ESG and AHF Proposed List of Awards

    The Delaware County Council approved the 2022 Proposed List of Awards at the March 16, 2022 County Council meeting.  County Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, as part of the regularly scheduled County Council meeting, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit citizen comments on the proposed list of awards.  The meeting will convene in the County Council Meeting Room of the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front Street, Media, PA 19063.

    Comments will also be accepted through mail or email until April 25, 2022. Comments can be submitted via email to ohcd@co.delaware.pa.us or be mailed to:

    Delaware County Council
    c/o Delaware County OHCD
    600 N Jackson Street, Suite 101
    Media, PA 19063-2561

    Learn more here.

    The DELCO Emergency Rental Assistance (DELCO ERA) grant program helps renters who suffered disruption and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic with assistance with rent and utilities. The U.S. Treasury and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania allocated $37.2 million to fund DELCO ERA. Apply here  https://delco-era.com/.

    Delco CARES Housing Assistance Program

    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.

    For mortgage and utility assistance, please contact:

     

    https://www.cciphousing.org/programs/delco-cares-program/ at (610) 876-8663 OR

    https://mediafellowshiphouse.org/delco-cares-mortgage-relief-program/ at (610) 565-0434

Persons who are homeless or renters at risk of losing their housing should contact:

 

https://caadc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CARES-RA-Prog-Guide.pdf or (610) 874-8451

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.

 



Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000
  • webmaster@co.delaware.pa.us

About Delaware County

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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