Closures & Information:

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Community Development Division

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Lower Merion Five-Year Consolidated Plan Community Survey:


COVID-19 Relief Funding :

See Program Guidelines, Applications and HUD Income Limits below

Applications are due to the Community Development Division of the Building & Planning Department of Lower Merion Township by June 22, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. 

Applications can be mailed to:     Community Development Division/Building & Planning Dept.                                                                                         75 E Lancaster Ave                                                                                                                                                        Ardmore, PA 19003

Applications can also be dropped of in person in the drop box outside the Parking Services Door of the Police Station, or by appointment, by calling Emily Crane at 610-645-6118.

Residential Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program Guidelines

Residential Rental & Mortgage Assistance Application

Small Business Loan Program Guidelines

Small Business Loan Application

1P 2P 3P 4P 5P 6P 7P 8P
51-80% $54,150 $61,850 $69,600 $77,300 $83,500 $89,700 $95,900 $102,050
Median $90,100
FOR EXAMPLE: If a household has 4 people living in it (of any age), and if the total gross income of all people (18 and older) living in the house is equal to or less than $77,300, then the household would income qualify for assistance. Other criteria must also be met.

-19 CDBG CARES Act Funding

Lower Merion CDBG CV Substantial Amendment

Lower Merion Citizens Participation Plan May 2020

Instructions for Joining Public Hearing - May 20, 2020 11 AM

Programs offered by Lower Merion Township:


Home Purchase Credit Applications are Available

Affordable Housing and Services Contact Information (PDF)

Affordable Housing Open House, June 26, 2018

CDBG Program Guide to National Objectives & Eligible Activities for Entitlement Communities

  • CDBG Program Guide  (PDF, 1.45 MB)

2019-2020 Action Plan Funding Application Announcement

The deadline for application submission is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Fiscal Year 2016: CAPER 2016 (PDF)

2016 HUD Annual Community Assessment (PDF)

Lower Merion Consolidated Plans & Annual Action Plans

Five-Year Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019 and FY 2015 Annual Action Plan (PDF, 4 MB)

FY 2017 Annual Action Plan (PDF,  5.10 MB)
FY 2016 Annual Action Plan (PDF, 15.8 MB)
FY 2015 Annual Action Plan (PDF, 6.7 MB)

Previous Consolidated Plans & Action Plans are available in the Reports and Archives section of the website at Reports and Archives ›› Building and Planning ›› Community Development Division

Notice of Availability of the
Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
for CDBG Program Year 2016

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for CDBG Program Year 2016 (PDF)

Previous Years:

Fiscal Year 2015: 2015 CAPER (PDF)
2014 CAPER Part 1, 2014 CAPER Part 2 and 2014 CAPER Part 3 (Split into 3 PDFs)
Annual Community Assessment - 2014 HUD (PDF, 0.2 MB)
2013 CAPER (PDF, 7.9 MB)
2012 CAPER Part 1 and 2012 CAPER Part 2 (Split into 2 PDFs)

Fair Housing

If you have any Fair Housing questions or complaints please contact:
Housing Equality Center of PA ( - 267-419-8918

An Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (PDF, 1.4 MB)


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