Community Development

Community Development Department

Community Development Department is responsible for overseeing an array of federal and local grant dollars in an effort to improve living conditions for low-to-moderate income persons by providing safe, affordable housing and economic opportunity, and by creating strong, vibrant neighborhoods.

Funds are used to support a range of community development needs, including infrastructure improvement, housing services, economic development assistance, and supportive services – all of which improve the physical and social environment of city neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life for all Warren residents.

For a detailed overview of our department’s action plans and projects, please see the navigation links to your left.

Department News

Community Needs and Service Provider Surveys 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] requires all entitlement communities receiving HUD funding to have a five-year plan in place that identifies local housing and community development needs and offers a strategy by which those needs may be addressed through federal funding sources.

The City of Warren currently receives both an annual Community Development Block Grant and, in a partnership with Trumbull County, an annual HOME grant that funds affordable housing needs.

We are reaching out to ask for your assistance in developing our 2020 -2024 Consolidated Plan by completing one of our surveys below. Your input will help us generate a truly community-oriented plan that will guide the decision making process on a broad range of issues.

Thank you for taking the time to complete one of our surveys.

View the Community Needs Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

View the Community Needs Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (PDF Fill-in Form)

View the Service Provider Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

View the Service Provider Survey for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (PDF Fill-in Form)

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Golden Triangle Infrastructure Plan Released

On August 26, 2015, Mayor Franklin joined with Howland Township Trustees, Trumbull County Commissioners, and the County Engineer to reveal the infrastructure improvement plan for the Golden Triangle Industrial Area. The plan proposes a series of public improvements to the county's busiest industrial area, inclduing directional signage, reconfiguration of an intersection, and a new access road.

View the full Golden Triangle Infrastructure Plan

Community Development Department
258 East Market Street
Suite 305
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: (330) 841-2595
Fax: (330) 841-2643

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Staff Contacts
Michael Keys,
(330) 841-2565 
Susan Johnson,
Program Specialist
(330) 841-2563 
Trici (Trish) Johnston,
(330) 841-2569 
Lori Lemasters,
Grants Coordinator
(330) 841-2575 

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