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Resources – Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Lehigh Valley

  Allentown Homeless Commission (AHC):

  • The AHC presented a report to Allentown City Council on March 17, 2021.
    A recording of the presentation and related documents are posted on the City of Allentown website:
    Allentown Homelessness Strategy presentation;
    Presentation Slides;
    Allentown Homeless Commission Strategic Plan.
  • The AHC presented a report to Lehigh County Commissioners on January 27, 2021.
    A recording of presentation is posted here. (The AHC presentation begins about 70 minutes into the video recording).
    The presentation slides are posted here.
      The AHC is focused on rent assistance to keep families in existing housing, but also exploring low-cost housing for chronic homeless individuals. There was further discussion at Feb. 10th Lehigh County Commissioners meeting (see link to video recordings above.)

  Operation Address The Homeless of the Lehigh Valley (OATH-LV).

  Debate over Tiny Houses continues:

Updated: April 6, 2021

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