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Northampton County Consolidated Plan Survey:

The County of Northampton is an entitlement urban county under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. To be in compliance with HUD regulations, the County must prepare a Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice every five (5) years to assess its affordable housing, community development, economic development, and strategic planning needs.


As part of the planning process, it is essential for the County to consult with residents concerning the needs of low- and moderate-income persons in Northampton County.


The Department of Community and Economic Development would like your input. We have created a survey that allows you to participate at your convenience.


The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorCoResident24-28

The survey will accept responses until July 31, 2024.


Thank you for your time and consideration.



CDBG Documents

2024-2028 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing - DRAFT

2024-2028 Consolidated Plan - DRAFT


2024 DCED Grant Schedule

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Celebrating 50 Years!

(Click Here for Info Sheet)

Application process Opens:  March 4, 2024

Application process Closes:  May 29, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

Contact:  Frank Brooks, fbrooks@norcopa.gov610-829-6311

Grow NORCO Grant Program 

(Click Here for Info Sheet)

Application process Opens: April 22, 2024

Application process Closes: May 31, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

Contact: Sarah Ortiz, sortiz@norcopa.gov610-829-6308

Hotel Tax Grant Program

(Click Here for Info Sheet)

Application process Opens: May 1, 2024

Application process Closes: July 10, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

Contact: Karen Collis, kcollis@norcopa.gov610-829-6314




1st Time Homebuyers Program

Click Here for Program Brochure


Public Safety Grant Program 

(Click Here for Info Sheet)

Application process Opens: July 22, 2024

Application process Closes: August 30, 2024 @ 4:00 PM

Contact: Sarah Ortiz, sortiz@norcopa.gov610-829-6308

Affordable Housing Program (AHP) 

(Click Here for Info Sheet)

Application process Opens: (No Grant Round in 2024)

Application process Closes: (No Grant Round in 2024)

Contact: Sarah Ortiz, sortiz@norcopa.gov610-829-6308