Housing & Community Development
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 (ESG) Programs. The office is also charged with oversight of state initiatives funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development, as funds become available.
Assessment of Fair Housing
All residents should have access to affordable quality housing, whether they own or rent, regardless of race or ethnicity, family status or disability. Delaware County, in cooperation with the Delaware County Housing Authority, is embarking on a new study to determine what actions can help residents – particularly those living in poverty – meet their housing needs.
During the coming months, we will collect data about our current housing environment. Next we will examine issues surrounding racial and ethnic segregation, areas with concentrated poverty levels, as well as the extent and needs of those with limited English proficiency and disabilities. And finally, develop a plan to further fair housing for all residents.
You can help us. Participation from residents is critical to developing a strong Assessment of Fair Housing. We will provide opportunities for input and reach out to residents, organizations and realtors to hear ideas and let us know what fair housing issues are of concern in the County.
Watch this site for additional information on this process. In the meantime, please visit https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4867/affh-data-and-mapping-tool/ for HUD provided data tables and maps that serve as the basis to examine fair housing issues in Delaware County and also visit http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/hcd/fairhousing.html.
OHCD provides services without regard to race, religion, color, sex, physical condition, or age. Equal Housing Opportunities.