Lehigh County Government Center
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Phone: (610) 782-3200 Fax: (610) 871-2755
Lehigh County’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) focuses on enhancing the quality of life of our communities by concentrating on the revitalization of our cities and boroughs, spurring economic growth, and supporting regional partnerships among our municipalities.
The department’s grant programs have supported high priority projects of the County’s twenty-five municipalities, aimed at enriching their economic viability by upgrading aging infrastructure, supporting aesthetic improvements within the downtown's, and assisting agencies focused on providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing program.
For General Questions about the Department and Programs Contact:
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June, July, and August 2018:
BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
Lehigh County, PA will
hold a second public hearing on July 18, 2018 at 12 noon, prevailing time, in the Public Hearing Room of the Lehigh County Government
Center, 17 South 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101.
The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss
the County’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), and the community
development, housing, and economic development needs of Lehigh County.
This information will be utilized by the County
in its preparation of the FY 2018 Annual Action Plan. The allocation of funds that Lehigh
County is eligible to receive is $1,227,196 in CDBG funds from HUD. In order to receive these funds,
Lehigh County must prepare a One Year Annual Action Plan for the use of the
CDBG funds. At least 70% of the CDBG
funds must benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The County intends to afford citizens, local
agencies, and interested parties the opportunity to become involved in the
interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present
oral or written testimony concerning the needs of Lehigh County residents and
the use of CDBG funds over the next fiscal year. Written comments may be addressed to Lehigh
County, Government Center, Office of Community Development, 17 South 7th
Street, Allentown, PA 18101 or by
telephone, (610) 871-1964 on or before August 13, 2018.
Starting July 13th through August 13th, 2018, the draft Annual Action Plan will be on display at all of the libraries in Lehigh County as well as in the Office of Community Development, 17 South 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Lehigh County will submit its final Annual Action Plan by August 15, 2018.
Improvements. Growth. Accomplishments.
Lehigh County is recognized as a top ten county in the nation to attract growth, economy and investments.
In December of 2012 Fourth Economy, a national economic development firm has listed Lehigh County, PA, as one of the top ten counties in the US to attract future growth and investment as part of its recently released Fourth Economy Community Index.
Fourth Economy ranked Lehigh County seventh in the “Large-Sized Counties” segment that had populations between 150,000 and 499,999 based on the following criteria: investment, talent, sustainable, place and diversity. Other specific indicators included: wage and employment growth, education levels, drive times, home values, minority business ownership, agricultural and manufacturing capacity and population density.
“We are honored to see Lehigh County recognized by Fourth Economy as one of the leading economic growth counties in the United States," said LVEDC President and CEO, Don Cunningham. “It is always good to see national entities discover what we know is happening here in the Lehigh Valley. It confirms what we continually are seeing that businesses want to start here, grow here and come here, on both sides of the Lehigh Valley.”
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New Announcements and Copies of Reports, Plans and Other Documents
Annual Action Plans
Section 3 Plan
Five Year Consolidated Plan
TEFRA Hearings Summer 2016: