Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Plans + Reports
Regional Housing Plan
This Regional Housing Plan provides an updated analysis of the Lehigh Valley housing market in light of the changed
economy since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, which exerted a particularly profound impact on households with low or moderate incomes. The report broadens the effort from 2007 in that it:
1) looks at housing affordability across all incomes relative to the cost burdening threshold, and
2) examines the proximity of jobs and housing affordable for those jobs.
In addition, this report translates public input, analysis of population and economic growth, a current housing profile, and analysis of critical influences on housing markets, all integrated into a set of goals, policies and implementation strategies to make progress on housing issues in the Lehigh Valley. It builds on the housing goals currently incorporated in the Comprehensive Plan and informs the next update of the Comprehensive Plan.
Ultimately, the goal of the Regional Housing Plan is to identify ways that the LVPC can work with the region’s governments, nonprofit and for-profit partners to improve housing opportunities in the Lehigh Valley.