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Community and Economic Development


Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
2801 Emrick Blvd., 1st Floor
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Office hours 8:30 - 4:30, Monday through Friday.

 Northampton County Whole Home Repairs Program

The WHRP funding round has closed, applications are not currently being accepted.

The Northampton County Whole Home Repairs Program (WHRP) provides grants to homeowners in Northampton County to address habitability and safety concerns, provide measures to improve energy or water efficiency, and make units accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Habitability concerns include home repairs that are required to ensure residential units are any of the following:

1.   Fit for human habitation.

2.   Free from defective conditions or health and safety hazards, including asbestos, mold, pests or lead.

3.   Free of conditions preventing installation of measures to improve energy or water efficiency and lower utility costs.

The maximum award amount will be $20,000.

Eligible applicants are homeowners of owner-occupied residences whose household income (total income of all persons residing in the household) does not exceed 80% of the total area median income (AMI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Income Limits.

All complete, eligible applications will be reviewed by a committee of County representatives to determine funding of projects. Submittal of an eligible application does not guarantee that funding will be awarded.

 Rent, Utility, Eviction & Foreclosure Assistance Programs

Northampton County has ended its Emergency Rental Assistance Program as of May 16, 2023.

If you are in need of ongoing housing assistance, please call 211 or 610-829-4800.

 Northampton County CDBG Documents

​Please click here to view the FY2019-2023 Consolidated Plan and the FY2019 Northampton County Annual Action Plan - US Department of of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Please click here to view the FY2020 Northampton County Annual Action Plan
Please click here to view the FY2021 Northampton County Annual Action Plan
Please click here to view the FY2023 Northampton County Annual Action Plan

Please click here to view the Northampton County HOME ARP Allocation Plan draft.

 Open Records

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