Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler

Community Needs Survey for the Consolidated Plan (2019 -2023)


The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) must prepare a Consolidated Plan every five years that outlines the Commonwealth’s plans for the use of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants in infrastructure, housing, public services, homelessness and economic development.  DCED will use this survey to help identify funding priorities for six federal HUD programs from 2019 to 2023, as well as assist in the future development of programs.


For the current Consolidated Plan, HUD has also asked the Commonwealth to visit the need for Broadband service and Disaster Resiliency throughout the state.  Questions have been added to the survey to identify the need in each of these categories.  From the information gathered, priorities can be determined where there are needs in these activities that warrant specific funding from the federal programs.

This survey helps identify the needs of all the statewide municipalities, especially the smaller, rural areas that rely on the state for federal HUD funding.


Greater participation from a cross-section of Pennsylvanian’s will be helpful to the success of this survey, therefore we strongly encourage the general public to participate in this survey.  All citizens of Pennsylvania are allowed to take this survey and DCED is encouraging as wide of respondents as possible.  


The survey will remain open until May 1, 2018. Please take a few minutes to visit the survey at the link below.