The Office of Economic and Community Development (“OECD”), a self-sufficient department, acts as the grants administration
arm of the City of Scranton. OECD identifies grant programs that could provide sources of support for a variety of community and economic development initiatives and aggressively pursues these funds. Employees are 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
OECD will serve all citizens by striving to make Scranton a better place.
We will do so
by supporting activities that provide:
- Decent housing
- A suitable living environment
- Expanded economic opportunities
To fulfill this mission, OECD will encourage citizen participation in our programs and will work closely with other
governmental agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood groups to ensure effective collaboration
and collective problem-solving.
OECD is committed to 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 Scranton through the Office of Economic and Community Development completed the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in 2011. To view the complete analysis click here.