Community Development

Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Willet
The Community Development Department administers the City of Altoona's planning, zoning, subdivision/land development, housing rehabilitation, and Federal grants such as CDBG and HOME. The Department serves the City's economic development needs with the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corporation and the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation. The Department also demolishes blighted structures in the City and administers the City's GIS database. The Department staffs and coordinates the City’s Planning Commission, Redevelopment Authority, Zoning Hearing Board, and Shade Tree Commission.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 Contact Information


Altoona City Hall
1301 Twelfth Street 
Suite 400
Altoona PA  16601

Phone: 814-949-2470
Fax: 814-949-0372


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Deputy Director/Housing Program Manager
    Carl E. Fischer
  • CDBG Manager
    Mary E. Johnson