Community Development

Lancaster Community Development

Notice of Funds Available

The City of Lancaster’s Community Development Department anticipates receiving an allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for use in fiscal year (FY) 2023 which commences on September 1, 2023.  

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Community News

Community Development Champion Award - Bob Sulick

May 9, 2022

We would like to recognize Bob Sulick as our Community Development Champion for everything he has done for our department and community. Bob stepping up to lead our Lead Hazard Control Program has allowed us to do so much more to help the community.

Lynda Berge Disser presented Bob with the Community Development Champion Award before City Council on May 9th 2022. You can watch the recording of the presentation below:

Lancaster, at a glance:

Fairfield County
Area Median Income (AMI)$43,720$56,339$58,642
Unemployment Rate5.8%2.5%4.6%
Top Employment SectorsEducation, Health & Social Services 24%Education, Health & Social Services 24.2%Education, Health & Social Services 24.1%
Retail 15.8%Retail 13.8%Manufacturing 15.3%
Manufacturing 13.1%Manufacturing 9.6%Retail 11.4%
Top EmployersFairfield Medical CenterFairfield Medical CenterCleveland Clinic
Fairfield CountyPickerington SchoolsWalmart
Anchor-HockingFairfield CountyKroger
Median Gross Rent$797$827$813
% Occupied Housing89.5%92.2%89.9%
Median Home Value$125,900$185,300$145,700

*American Community Survey (2019)

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