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The Draft 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan and 2023 Action Plan is available for public comment through May 30, 2023. 

Written comments should be addressed to Dolores S. Colligan, Director, Department of Community Development, 601 Westtown Road, Suite 365, West Chester, PA 19380-0990 or emailed to [email protected].


The Whole Home Repair Program Request for Proposals is open. Please visit the Apply for Grants page to view guidelines and access the application link. Applications will close on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.


  • For information on Chester County Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance, click here.
    • DCD grantees of ERAP Funding will serve individuals and families that:
      • Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship, during or due, directly or indirectly, to COVID-19.
      • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability. 
      • Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median (income limits are subject to change per guidance from the federal government)
    • Qualify by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
      • Possess a court-ordered eviction notice
      • Have a utility shutoff notice
      • Require security deposit assistance for moving to a new rental unit in Chester County. Note that a lease must be in place or ready to sign at the time of the 2-1-1 call. 


  • Experiencing Homelessness? Need rental assistance? Call 2-1-1Tarde con el pago de la renta? Enfrentando un desalojo? Llame al 2-1-1.
    • Call 211
    • For Homelessness Resources press 2
      • For assistance and resources in Chester County press 2
        • For Homeless Resources press 1
        • For Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance press 2
    • To check on a previous application
      • Call 211
        • For Homelessness Resources press 2
          • For Chester County press 2
          • For Status Update press 3