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October 20, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery will visit Allentown to make major funding announcements involving lead remediation and the Da Vinci Science Center. Joining him for the announcements will be Mayor Ray O’Connell, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Operations Manager Tom Williams, DCED Community Housing Manager Heidi Westerman and Da Vinci Science Center Executive Director and CEO Lin Erickson.

Following the announcements, Deputy Secretary Montgomery will briefly tour HUD-funded housing rehabilitation projects followed by a drive-by tour of the city’s Opportunity Zones.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

WHAT:          Funding announcements/economic development tour

WHERE:        City Hall, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

WHO:             Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mayor Ray O’Connell

Tom Williams, Operations Manager, Department of Community and Economic Development, City of Allentown

Heidi Westerman, Community Housing Manager, Department of Community and Economic Development, City of Allentown

Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO, Da Vinci Science Center

WHEN: The funding announcements will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a tour of HUD-funded housing rehabilitation projects. First stop is 326 N. Ninth Street, and the second is 621 N. Front Street.

NOTE: Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The Department’s Mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. The regional office is in Philadelphia. Follow HUD Mid-Atlantic and Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice on Twitter and Facebook. Watch regional video messages and #MidAtlanticMeetup, a virtual meeting series, on YouTube, and read the Region III Recap for the latest news and activities. 

More information about HUD and its programs is available at and Connect with HUD on social media or sign up for news alerts via HUD’s email list. Follow Secretary Carson on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Information provided to TVL by:
Mike Moore
Communications Manager
Mayor’s Office
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101