Community Development Office
The Community Development Office (“CDO”) is a self-sufficient department, and acts as the grants administration arm of the City of Lebanon. The CDO identifies grants programs that could provide sources of support for a variety of community and economic development initiatives and aggressively pursues these funds. The administrator is responsible for administering these grants, taking care to allocate funds to activities that best address important community and economic development needs and ensuring compliance with their regulations. The CDO will serve all citizens striving to make Lebanon a better place. The CDO encourages citizen participation in our program and works closely with other governmental agencies and private nonprofit organizations to ensure effective collaboration and collective problem-solving.
The Community Development Office is affirmatively furthering fair housing. Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a Fair Housing Complaint. Visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website for instructions on how to file a complaint. For additional information on the Fair Housing Law, click here. The City of Lebanon through the Community Development Office completed the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in 2011. To view the complete analysis click here.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG):
The City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania is designated as an urban area and therefore is an entitlement community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Lebanon receives an annual appropriation of CDBG funds. In order to participate in the CDBG Program, the City of Lebanon contractually agrees to implement the local CDBG Program in accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act (HCD) of 1974, as amended, and the CDBG Program Regulations found in 24 CFR Part 570. In addition, all CDBG funds are subject to the regulations found in OMB Circulars A-110 and A-122, as well as, various other Federal Acts.