Stepping-Up for Lorain County Residents & Businesses
Our mission is to serve Lorain County residents through community development initiatives by striving to improve the quality of life; to foster smart growth; to promote economic vitality; to encourage development and redevelopment and to provide tools to community leaders for management and for making policy decisions.
As the community and economic development representative for the Lorain County Board of Commissioners, Community Development offers programs and services in Planning, Zoning, Housing, Community & Economic Development.
For more information regarding upcoming events, seminars and workshops related to Community Development topics, visit the Events page.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Emergency Housing Assistance
For households that have suffered economic hardship, assistance may be available to make rent or mortgage payments.
The Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Council on Appalachian Development hosted two days of free training for contractors to be able to get their employees certified in Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP). This certification is required for contractors workers that work on structures with Lead Based Paint and is needed to be able to perform work in local housing programs such as the County’s CHIP Program. View More The County is currently working on having another class or two this fall and are working out the details of date and place.
Black River Watershed
Lorain County, Ohio has been awarded a Watershed Coordinator Grant that will allow for the development of a Watershed Action Plan for the West Branch Black River and French Creek.
The Lorain County Port Authority promotes economic development by assisting private industries initiatives; by encouraging development and redevelopment; and by promoting investment in business, industrial and transportation projects.
Lorain County Stormwater DistrictThe Lorain County Stormwater Management District strives to enhance the quality of life in Lorain County by utilizing a watershed approach to meet and maintain the water quality permit requirements of the U.S. EPA, and responsibly address drainage and floodplain management within available resources.