Housing & Community Development



Consolidated Planning

The 1990 National Affordable Housing Act requires local governments to prepare a Consolidated Plan as a prerequisite for funding most HUD programs, including CDBG, HOME and ESG.

The Five Year Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document that identifies Delaware County's community development, affordable and supportive housing needs and outlines strategies to address them. It is the result of the Consolidated Planning Process, which inventories the needs and the resources available for housing and community development activities and establishes annual goals for the County.

The Consolidated Plan serves as a useful management tool to guide the County's housing investment decisions. It is comprised of three main components: the Needs Assessment describes the County's housing and community development needs; the Strategy Plan details the long-range plan while the Annual Plan outlines short-term actions.  The year-end Consolidated Annual Performance Report summarizes accomplishments to date.

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.

The Delaware County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, as part of the regularly scheduled County Council agenda meeting, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit citizen comments on the Proposed Plans.  The meeting will convene in the County Council Meeting Room of the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front Street, Media, PA 19063.

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