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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
  • 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/.

    FY 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
    The Urban County of Delaware’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 is now available for public review and comment.  The executive summary is available here and the draft CAPER is available at the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD), 600 North Jackson Street, Room 101, Media, PA 19063 between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday-Friday; 610-891-5425 or TDD 1-800-654-5425. Written comments will be accepted through September 17, 2021 and should be directed to Philip Welsh at the address listed above or by email at ohcd@co.delaware.pa.us.

  • 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.

  •                 ESG-CV Amendment #3 – July 21, 2021 – Learn more here

    The CARES Act provides that 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. Additional information may be obtained by contacting OHCD via email at ohcd@co.delaware.pa.us.

    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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