Community & Economic Development

Duties & Responsibilities

The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), located in the Department of Planning and Development, is responsible for the City’s community and economic development projects and programs.

The office administers grant programs, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, revolving loan programs, economic development projects and other community projects. Community projects and programs are designed to improve the physical infrastructure of the City and promote an environment for strengthening and diversifying the regional economic development efforts.

The office works in partnership with other community and economic development organizations to promote quality of life and economic development in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County and the Western Pennsylvania Region.

Community Development Programs

City of Hermitage Housing Rehabilitation Program

This program is designed to enhance housing occupants’ health and safety, increase family, neighborhood and citywide pride by upgrading properties, encourage citizens to remain homeowners in the City, undertake public improvements to support the housing investment, and increase property values.

Community Development Block Grant Program

The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. It provides annual grants on a formula basis to general units of local government and States.