The offices of LCHRA will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024 in observation of President's Day.

Lancaster County Emergency Rental Assistance Update – June 2021

June 29, 2021
RRP Funding / ERAP Funding
January 29, 2021

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster and the City of Lancaster have developed a joint application to request proposals from organizations seeking CDBG-CV and ESG-CV CARES Act funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

The Redevelopment Authority and City are interested in programs or activities supporting housing and homelessness, public services and facilities, and economic development that address needs of low-moderate- income residents affected by COVID-19.

More information can be found in the Request for Proposal document available for download below:

(February 3rd, 2021 – The attached Request for Proposal document has been revised to update the date on which applications are due.
Previously the due date reflected in the RFP was Friday, February 12, 2021.
The revised due date for proposal submissions is Friday, February 19, 2021.)

January 7, 2021

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority and the Lancaster County Homeless Coalition (LancCo MyHome) seek hotel space, or comparable accommodations to shelter individuals in Lancaster County experiencing homelessness related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional information is detailed in the attached Request for Proposals found below.

June 12, 2020

Until further Notice:

The Lancaster County Housing Authority and Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is currently open by appointment only.

In-person appointments will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

A Drop Box is Located in the Main Lobby And Can Be Accessed Between the Hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Housing Authority Information:
Currently, housing inspections have been suspended.
Checks for landlords and utilities will be distributed by mail.

May 13, 2020

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Lancaster County and City of Lancaster
Community Development Block Grant (Coronavirus)

Emergency Solutions Grant (Coronavirus)
HOME Investment Partnership Program


Lancaster County (County) and the City of Lancaster (City) are providing this notice announcing the availability of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funds provided to the County and City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as enabled in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136).

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (Authority), on behalf of the County, and City have developed a joint application to request proposals from organizations seeking CDBG-CV and ESG-CV CARES Act funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. 

Applications for programs or activities supporting housing and homelessness, public services and facilities, and economic development will be accepted between Thursday May 14 and Thursday, May 28, 2020.  During the application period, the County and City will also accept applications for financial assistance from existing HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funded projects.


April 28, 2020

2016-2020 Consolidated Plan
2019 Annual Action Plan

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster will hold a public hearing through video conferencing on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on a substantial change to the County’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, on behalf of the County of Lancaster, is providing this notice of a proposed substantial change to the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On April 2, 2020, Lancaster County was notified by HUD that additional Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136 would be made available to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

In accordance with the federal regulations governing the use of CDBG and ESG funds and the County’s Substantial Change Policy, the Lancaster County’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan will be amended to include $1,724,064 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding and $854,500 in Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funding.  In response to COVID-19, the amended plans provide for the use of CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funds for emergency rental assistance and public services, public facilities, homeless prevention and rapid rehousing, homeless shelters, and economic development.

The public is invited to comment on the above changes during the public hearing or by emailing comments by Tuesday May 5, 2020 to [email protected].    All comments related to the substantial change will be considered by the Lancaster County Commissioners at their scheduled meeting on May 6, 2020. A copy of the amended Plans will be available online at www.lchra.com.  

Topic: Public Hearing – Substantial Change 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Annual Action Plan
Time: May 5, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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April 24, 2020

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority is proposing to make changes to the Citizen Participation Plan related to Lancaster County’s Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136). The Redevelopment Authority intends to request waivers enabled by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to  allow flexibility in the public participation requirements for the use of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV) grants and Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 funding for coronavirus planning, prevention and response. The amended Citizen Participation Plan is available here. The Amendment will be discussed at the April 28th Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting which will be held virtually through a zoom meeting.   Information for joining the meeting or for more information on the proposed amendments, contact Justin Eby at [email protected] or at (717) 394-0793 x 225. The public comment period for the amendment begins with this notice and ends on Thursday, April 30, 2020.