As of 11/18/2020, meetings with OECD staff are by appointment only. Please call 570.208.4138 to schedule an appointment.
The Office of Economic & Community Development (O.E.C.D.), a self-sufficient department, acts as the United States Office Housing & Urban Development (HUD) grants administration arm of the City of Wilkes-Barre. O.E.C.D. identifies grant programs that could provide sources of support for a variety of community and economic development initiatives and aggressively pursues these funds.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Provide decent affordable housing to Low/Mod income households
- Strengthen the ability of state and local governments to provide housing and
Leverage Non-Profit and Private sector participation in providing affordable, decent and safe housing options in our city.
The Office of Economic & Community Development also works with private housing developers to increase the supply of quality housing in the City and to ensure economic diversity through new construction and rehabilitation projects.
For information or complaints regarding fair housing, please call 570.208.4132