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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 aesthetic improvements within the downtown's, and assisting agencies focused on providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing program.





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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We are interested in highlighting your organizations' projects & events which have been assisted with this grant.

Kindly visit our Grant Programs Page to download a 2019 Quality of Life Grant Report FormTake a few moments to complete and submit along with photographs of your project event to Virginial Haas Community Revitalization and Development Manager at


Latest News


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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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  

Section 3 Plan

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


Fair Housing