Community and Economic Development

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 improvements within the downtowns, and assisting agencies focused on providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing.





Frank Kane - Director

Phone: 610-782-3304 

Fax: 610-871-2755

Laurie Moyer - Grants & Housing Manager/ Fair Housing Officer

Phone: 610-871-1964

Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager

Phone: 610-782-3809

Community and Economic Development Office

For general questions about the department and programs contact:

Cyndi King- Executive Assistant

Phone: 610-782-3565

     Fax: 610-871-2893

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CARES Act Grant and Funding

Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Grant 

The Workforce Board Lehigh Valley is soliciting grant applications for the Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Grant Program from providers of Broadband, Education and Workforce Development. All completed Grant Applications must be returned by mail, courier, in person or by September 14, 2020 at 4:00 P.M., after which date and time the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley will not accept additional proposals.

Click Here For Application and Guidelines

 Lehigh County COVID-19 Non-Profit Grant

In partnership with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, The Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Non-Profit Grant will now begin accepting applications for non-profit organizations. Funding from this grant must directly correlate with COVID-19 expenses. All related expenses can be charged from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020. 

Click Here For Application Portal



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Census 2020 Information

2020 Census Confidentiality Fact Sheets -

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Economic Development Partners





General Information


General Contractors to Participate in Housing Rehabs Programs

Please contact office for more information:  (610) 782-3565

New Announcements and Copies of Reports, Plans and Other Documents

Annual Action Plans  

 FY 2019 - 2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan & FY 2019 Annual Action Plan

Section 3 Plan


Fair Housing