The LCHRA offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain and Wetlands

November 15, 2023

This is to give notice that Lancaster County under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed action under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is located in the 100-year floodplain and wetlands, and Lancaster County will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and wetlands and the potential impacts on the floodplain and wetlands from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. Manheim Borough is requesting the use of CDBG funding for an infrastructure project for pedestrian improvements that will provide safe access for borough residents to areas of Penn Township. The work will include installing new sidewalks, curb, curb ramps for improved accessibility and will include resurfacing the sidewalk on the High Street bridge. The proposed project is located at the south side of East High Street in Manheim, Lancaster County.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain and wetland, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains and wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by Lancaster County at the following address on or before December 4, 2023: Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603 and (717) 394-0793, Attention: Justin Eby, Executive Director. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the address listed above and at www.lchra.com. Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected].

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
MANHEIM BORUGH PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
Manheim Borough has identified the lack of pedestrian connectivity between Penn Township and the Borough along East High Street to Doe Run Road as an issue of safety concerns. The absence of pedestrian walkways and an ADA accessible route for residents to walk from Manheim Borough to Penn Township results in residents using the roadway shoulder or grass areas for travel and provides no access for residence with mobility disabilities.
This project would include the installation of new curbs, sidewalk, and curb ramps on the southside of East High Street to increase pedestrian safety between Manheim Borough and Penn Township. Also, the existing sidewalk on the East High Street bridge will be resurfaced to restore an adequate walking route. The project is located in a floodplain in the Manheim Borough.

September 26, 2023

The PA-510 Continuum of Care will be submitting their application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for their Entitlement Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on September 28, 2023. Select Consolidated Application or Priority Listing for the documents.

September 18, 2023

Lancaster County Housing Authority, Pennsylvania, plans to accept online applications for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Housing starting on October 2, 2023, at 7:30 am ET and ending on October 5, 2023, at 4:30 pm ET. During the application period, you can access the online application at waitlistcheck.com/PA835 and enter an application at any time of day or night. We will accept only a single application from any one household, so submitting multiple applications will not increase your chances of receiving housing assistance. Only the first application submitted per household will be considered.  Please note that you will be required to create an account and have a valid Gmail address in order to submit an application. A link to create a free Gmail account will be included on the website for your convenience.

Five Hundred (500) applications for inclusion on the waiting list are being selected randomly, by lottery.  The day and time an application is submitted during the application period will have no effect on whether the application is selected in the lottery and will not determine whether an applicant will receive an offer of housing from this agency. Anyone who submits an application during the application period will have an equal opportunity to be placed on the waiting list.

Applicants selected in the lottery are not guaranteed eligibility for housing. Being selected by the lottery only means that the selected applications will be placed on the waiting list. Once on the waiting list, you may receive an offer of a voucher, but only if you are eligible for subsidized housing under Federal law and only when vouchers become available through this agency.

If an application is not selected in the lottery, it will not be placed on any current or future waiting list. The only opportunity for inclusion on a future waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher with our agency will be to reapply when the waiting list is re-opened again.

Anyone interested in applying that does not have access to a computer and the online application is encouraged to apply at your local library (Library System of Lancaster County) or the following locations:  Brightside Opportunities Center, The Factory Ministries, Tenfold, Good Samaritan Services, or CrossNet Ministries.

If you have a disability where reasonable accommodation to allow you equal access to the application process may be needed, please contact the Lancaster County Housing Authority at 717-394-0793 to request accommodation no later than 09/25/2023.

The Lancaster County Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, familial status or source of income.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING AGENCY

La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Lancaster, Pennsylvania, planea aceptar solicitudes por internet para Cupones de Preferencia de Vivienda (Sección 8) a partir del 2 de Octubre del 2023 a las 7:30 a. m. Zona Este de Horario (Eastern Time) y finalizando el 5 de Octubre del 2023 a las 4:30 p. m. Zona Este de Horario (Eastern Time).  Durante el período de solicitud, usted puede acceder a la solicitud en internet en:  waitlistcheck.com/PA835 e ingresar una solicitud en cualquier momento del día o de la noche.  Aceptaremos solo una solicitud de cada hogar, por lo que enviar varias solicitudes no aumentará sus posibilidades de recibir asistencia para la vivienda.  Sólo se considerará la primera solicitud presentada por hogar.  Tenga en cuenta que se le pedirá que cree una cuenta y tenga un correo electronico de Gmail válido para poder enviar una solicitud.  Para su comodidad, se incluirá un enlace para crear una cuenta gratuita de Gmail en el sitio web.

Quinientas (500) solicitudes para inclusión a la lista de espera se seleccionan al azar mediante sorteo.  El día y la hora en que se presente la solicitud durante el período de aplicaciones no tendrán ningún efecto sobre si la solicitud es seleccionada en la lotería y no determinarán si un solicitante recibirá una oferta de vivienda de esta agencia.  Cualquiera que presente una solicitud durante el período de aplicaciones tendrá las mismas oportunidades de ser incluido en la lista de espera.

Los solicitantes seleccionados en la lotería no tienen garantizada la elegibilidad para la vivienda. Ser seleccionado por lotería solo significa que las solicitudes seleccionadas se colocarán en la lista de espera. Una vez que esté en la lista de espera, puede recibir una oferta de un cupon, pero solo si usted es elegible para recibir vivienda subsidiada según la ley federal y solo cuando los cupones estén disponibles a través de esta agencia.

Si una solicitud no es seleccionada en la lotería, no se colocará en ninguna lista de espera actual o futura. La única oportunidad para ser incluido en una futura lista de espera para un Cupones de Preferencia de Vivienda con nuestra agencia será volver a presentar una solicitud nueva cuando la lista de espera se vuelva a abrir.

Cualquier persona interesada en aplicar y que no tenga acceso a una computadora o a internet, se le recomienda aplicar desde alguna de las bibliotecas locales del Sistema de Bibliotecas del Condado de Lancaster, o en una de las siguientes ubicaciones: Brightside Opportunities Ctr, The Factory Ministries, Tenfold, Good Samaritan Services, Ministerios CrossNet.

Si tiene alguna discapacidad y que se necesite adaptaciones razonables para permitirle un acceso equitativo al proceso de solicitud, comuníquese con la Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Lancaster al 717-394-0793 para solicitar adaptaciones antes del 25/09/2023.

La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Lancaster no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, religión, género, sexo, orientación sexual, discapacidad física o mental, estado familiar o fuente de ingresos. UNA AGENCIA DE VIVIENDA CON IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDADES

September 11, 2023

The Lancaster County Homelessness Coalition (LCHC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for operating an emergency low-barrier shelter at Otterbein United Methodist Church (20 E. Clay St. Lancaster) for 29 months starting December 1, 2023.

Responses are due by 5:00pm on Friday, September 29, 2023, and should be submitted to Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

A copy of the RFP is available for review on the website at https://lchra.com/resources/requests-for-proposals/.

August 17, 2023

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Housing Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster County Land Bank Authority board meeting has been cancelled for this month. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

August 1, 2023

The 2023 Entitlement Notice of Funding (NOFO) Competition is open in eSnaps. The schedule for renewing and new applicants follows:

  • July 28, 2023: eSnaps open for renewal and new application

IMPORTANT:  PA 510 is open to new applications from qualified project providers that have not previously been funded.

  • Aug. 25, 2023 by 5 pm: Local Competition applications submissions due in eSnaps.

ANY NEW OR RENEWAL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING AND WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED TO HUD ALONG WITH PA510’S CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION.

  • Sept. 13, 2023: Continuum of Care (CoC) Steering Committee review & approval of Project Priority Listing
  • Sept. 13, 2023: New and Renewal Project Applicants Informed of Application Acceptance Status (via email)
  • Sept. 26, 2023: Deadline for public posting CoC Consolidated Application and Priority Listing
  • Sept. 28, 2023: Closing Date for CoC Consolidated Applications no later than 8:00 p.m. ET

2023 Consolidated Application

2023 Priority Listing

July 20, 2023

On Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Land Bank Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster County Housing Authority board meeting has been cancelled for this month. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

June 28, 2023

As a recipient of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding, Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (LCHRA) must submit performance reports for the programs receiving funding. HUD then determines if LCHRA is in compliance and can continue to implement and administer the programs for which funding is received. This is notated in the Program Year Review Letter. The 2022 Program Year Review Letter is available to read here.

June 27, 2023

On Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Housing Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].