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

Phone: 610-871-1964

Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager

Phone: 610-782-3809

Stacy Milo - CDBG Program Coordinator

Phone: 610-782-3855

Paulette Gilfoil - CDBG Program Coordinator / Fair Housing Officer

Phone: 610-782-3566

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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Census Reminder Before Census Takers' Visits

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that it will send an additional reminder postcard to households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The postcard is scheduled to arrive between July 22 and July 28, a few weeks before census takers are set to begin visiting most households that haven’t responded.

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of census taker visits from mid-May to mid-August, giving the Census Bureau the opportunity to send one more reminder to households encouraging them to respond online, by phone or by mail. Responding now minimizes the need for census taker


Census 2020 Information

2020 Census Confidentiality Fact Sheets -

 Click HERE for More information including  English & Spanish language fact sheets


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