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.
- 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.