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.
Delaware County has prepared a Proposed 5-Year Consolidated Plan and 1-Year Action Plan for its Housing and Community Development Programs. These documents are required for direct assistance under HUD programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs.