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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/.

    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.

  •                 CDBG-CV Amendment #4 – July 21, 2021 – Learn more here

  • Public Comment
    Delaware County, in accordance with Federal regulations, is posting this notice in order to afford interested citizens and organizations the opportunity to comment upon the above. Citizens may submit their comments through the mail or via email at ohcd@co.delaware.pa.us. Comments will be accepted through July 27, 2021.  All comments via mail should be directed to: 

    Delaware County Council
    c/o Office of Housing and Community Development
    600 North Jackson Street, Suite 101
    Media, PA  19063
    (610) 891-5425     TDD 1-800-654-5984

  • 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

  • PUBLIC COMMENT
    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.

 



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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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