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A Guide to the Housing and
Community Development Programs

Linda F. Hill
600 N. Jackson Street, Suite 101
Media, PA 19063


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, under the direction of Linda F. Hill, is responsible for the planning, administration, and oversight of three federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grants (H/ESG) Programs.  The office is also charged with oversight of state revitalization initiatives funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development.



The CDBG Program


The HOME Program

HEARTH/Emergency Solutions Grant Program


COUNTY-WIDE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES - administered, implemented, or funded by OHCD in conjunction with other County departments and non-profit organizations

  • Housing Initiatives in PDF
    • Homeownership First Program
    • LASP Helpline
    • Fair Housing Education
    • Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
    • Accessible Housing Program

OHCD participates in the leadership of the Homeless Services Coalition, and the formal, year-round countywide assessment and planning process to address the needs of the homeless and near homeless, as well collaboration within the homeless services system. Services funded directly through OHCD include case management, emergency shelter, and rental and financial assistance under the rapid rehousing and homeless prevention programs.





Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage?

  • US. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure

  • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) provides legal advice, negotiation, and litigation services related to mortgage foreclosure and other legal issues related to homeownership, as well as landlord/tenant and predatory lending legal issues to Delaware County residents through an established Helpline.  Contact the Helpline at 1-877-429-5994 or visit 

  • CLARIFI provides financial counseling services at three locations in Delaware County.  
    Contact CCCSDV at 800-989-2227 or visit for more information.


Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) -provides a free and easy to use service to residents searching for affordable apartments in the Commonwealth. Information can be searched by city, county or zip code

Delaware County Housing Authority (DCHA) - operates Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs throughout Delaware County.

Chester Housing Authority (CHA) – operates Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs in the City of Chester.  


EnergyWorks - an energy efficient home improvement program



Office of Housing and Community Development

600 North Jackson Street, Suite 101
Media, PA 19063-2561                                  
(610) 891-5425, FAX (610) 566-0532

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

OHCD provides services without regard to race, religion, color, sex, physical condition, or age. Equal Housing Opportunities.




201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063
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