Community Development


As the community and economic development representative for the Lorain County Board of Commissioners, Community Development offers programs and services in Economic Development, Fair Housing, Community Development Block Grants, Planning, Zoning, Housing, as well as Stormwater, Sewer, and Watershed Management through the Lorain County Stormwater Management District.

Please use the tabs along the left side of the page to navigate through our various departments to see a snapshot of the services we offer, programs we administer, and to learn more about projects that are ongoing throughout Lorain County.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve Lorain County residents and businesses through community development initiatives by striving to, improve quality of life, foster smart growth, promote economic vitality, encourage development and redevelopment, and to provide tools to community leaders for management and for making policy decisions.