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Lehigh Valley Congregations
New Life for Church Properties

Sunday, February 11th, 2024
  • First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem – affordable housing development on the church campus
    • Three site plan concepts and a survey are posted at bit.ly/4b3M8h2.
    • Contextual information – discussed so far at two congregational meetings – about the proposed development is here.
  • Life Church, 9th & Walnut, Allentown – the church is planning to build affordable apartments on it’s property: “Walnut Square Apartments”
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Resources – Responding to the Housing Crisis

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Lehigh Valley Church-Related Housing

  • Greater Shiloh Church – Easton


Resources – The Housing Crisis

Monday, January 30th, 2023

The January 2023 and November 2022 issues of Justice & Advocacy news provide an overview of current housing crisis and what are the major factors that contribute to the crisis. Here are a few references for additional reading; and look for updates here this winter and spring.


Lehigh Valley Homelessness and Affordable Housing
April 2021 Update

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
    April 14 meetings of Allentown City Council and Lehigh County Board of Commissioners included discussion of Lehigh Valley housing issues. Here are highlights of those meetings and links to video recordings, presentation slides and other documents, and media reports. (more…)

Resources – Homelessness and Affordable Housing in the Lehigh Valley

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Lehigh Valley Homelessness – Barriers and Resources

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
  • Bill White’s editorial and blog provide an overview of current homeless sheltering programs in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. That includes the winter shelter at the Allentown YMCA, Salvation Army, Sixth Street Shelter, Family Promise, Rescue Mission; Safe Harbor in Easton, and Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering Program. Evidently, the Lehigh Valley Rapid Results 100 Day Challenge on Homelessness is focused on Allentown only.
  • The LVHN Street Medicine team provides healthcare for homeless folks in the Lehigh Valley. The team sets up clinics at soup kitchens (more…)