Northampton County receives $3 million from CPD for 2021 housing assistance grants

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Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce allocations from the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) for 2021. CPD funds are used to develop strong communities by promoting integrated approaches to provide decent housing and suitable living environments while expanding economic opportunities for low-and-moderate-income and special needs populations.


Through the CPD’s formula, Northampton County will receive a total of $3,051,035.


·        Community Development Block Grants – $2,217,058
·        HOME Investment Partnerships –              $  645,299
·        Emergency Solutions Grant                      $  188,678


DCED will issue an announcement when the application process for each grant opens in a few months.


Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are funded with money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants assist people with low incomes for help with affordable housing, infrastructure and antipoverty programs.


HOME Program Grants – Grants to local governments are used, often in partnership with local nonprofits, to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership for low-income residents.


Emergency Solutions Grants – assists individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.

Information provided to TVL by:
Becky Bartlett
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042