Program Year Review Letter

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.

August 18, 2022

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

To:  All interested Agencies Federal, State, and Local, Groups and Individuals

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.  The Elizabethtown Borough is requesting the use of CDBG funding for infrastructure improvements to four small span and two large span bridges. The work will repair critical structural and integrity issues identified during inspections. Infrastructure improvements needed for each bridge to maintain their functionally dependent use include instream work to remove sediment, correct erosion, repair culvert barrels and add riprap protection, repair beams, guiderails, and patch concrete decking. The proposed bridge projects are located at S. Chestnut Street, bridges #5 and #6, Orange Street, College Avenue, Union Street, S. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown, 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 September 6, 2022:  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].

Date: August 18, 2022

Chestnut St. Bridge No. 5, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Rip-Rap Protection – Repair downstream concrete apron/backfill scour hole.
  • Repair Culvert Barrel – Repair culvert lining.
  • Repair Pedestrian Railing – Replace Pedestrian Railing
  • Seal Pavement Cracks – Seal bituminous cracks at the east inlet.
  • Clean Deck – Remove debris along curb lines and from sidewalks.

Chestnut St. Bridge No. 6, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Patch Wingwall Spalling. Patch spall at the base of the southeast wingwall. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Paint Railing – Paint pedestrian railing
  • Repair Culvert Barrel – Consider lining the culvert to above the flow line. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Repair Pedestrian Railing Replace Pedestrian Railing

Union St. Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Connect Guiderail to Bridge – Install PennDOT standard guiderail at all four corners.
  • Replace Bridge Barrier – Increase curb height to standard height.
  • Repair Concrete Beams – Repair the spalls in the beams.
  • Patch/Raise Pavement – Repair settlement at far left lane

South Poplar Street Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Connect Guiderail to Bridge – Install PennDOT standard guiderail at all four corners.
  • Increase curb height to standard height.
  • Backfill Scour Hole – Backfill the scour hole under the structure

Orange St. Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Underpin the Substructure – Underpin the downstream east wing. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Repair Wingwall – Repair downstream east channel wall rotation and cracking.
  • Rip-Rap Protection – Repair/backfill scour and undermining adjacent to the downstream channel wall
  • Erosion Repair – Backfill erosion behind wingwalls and complete bank stabilization
  • Underpin the Substructure – Repair undermining at end of channel slab
  • Repair Underside of Concrete Deck – Repair cracks in the underside of the slab.
  • Patch Abutment Spalling – Patch spalls and cracking in the abutments

College Avenue Bridge, Elizabethtown Borough

  • Sediment/Debris Removal – Remove debris in downstream channel (at state bridge opening).
  • Rip-Rap Protection – Backfill scour hole at Hanover Street Bridge and along the downstream portion of the east abutment. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Beam Repairs – Repair Beam 13 delamination and cracking.
  • Repair Underside of Concrete Deck – Repair spalls and delamination.
  • Guide Rail Repairs – Attach guide rail to end post.
  • Erosion Repair – Backfill erosion at end of the northwest channel wall.
  • Seal Pavement Cracks – Over deck and along approaches.
  • Patch Abutment Spalling – Around the pipe outlet in the east abutment.
  • Seal Cracks in Abutment – Both abutments.
  • Underpin the Substructure – Upstream end of the east abutment scour protection. This work will require a PA DEP permit.
  • Concrete Deck Resurfacing – Install waterproofing membrane over the concrete deck to prevent water penetration.
January 18, 2019

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, on behalf of Lancaster County, expects to receive funding from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to operate the County’s Fiscal Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs.

A list of eligible public infrastructure and community facility projects, low- and moderate-income areas, and specific program policies can be found here.

Note that due to eligibility requirements and application procedures it is important to contact the Redevelopment Authority early in the planning process.  

Please contact Justin Eby, Housing and Community Development Director, at 717-394-0793 ext. 225, or [email protected].

Applicants MUST submit a “Funding Request Letter of Intent” 

by Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

 This step will ensure that applicants have sufficient time to hold required public meetings; to complete required documentation; to plan and initiate any required income surveys, and to receive any necessary technical assistance from the Redevelopment Authority staff.  Once the Letter of Intent is received by the Redevelopment Authority, information on accessing the Application Packet will be provided.

All Funding Request Applications will be due to the Redevelopment Authority

by 4:00 PM on Monday, April 15th, 2019.

Updated: Applications now due Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 4:00 PM

The Authority will adhere to all application requirements and deadlines. 

No waivers or extensions will be granted.

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February 16, 2018

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, on behalf of Lancaster County, expects to receive funding from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to operate the County’s Fiscal Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs.

A list of eligible public infrastructure and community facility projects, low- and moderate-income areas, and specific program policies can be found here.

Note that due to eligibility requirements and application procedures it is important to contact the Redevelopment Authority early in the planning process.  

Please contact Katie Walsh, Resources & Community Development Manager, at 717-394-0793 ext. 210, or [email protected].

Applicants MUST submit a “Funding Request Letter of Intent” 

by Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

 This step will ensure that applicants have sufficient time to hold required public meetings; to complete required documentation; to plan and initiate any required income surveys; and to receive any necessary technical assistance from the Redevelopment Authority staff.  Once the Letter of Intent is received by the Redevelopment Authority, information on accessing the Application Packet will be provided.

All Funding Request Applications will be due to the Redevelopment Authority

by 4:00PM on Monday, April 16th, 2018.

The Authority will adhere to all application requirements and deadlines. 

No waivers or extensions will be granted.

November 14, 2016

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, on behalf of Lancaster County, expects to receive funding from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to operate the County’s Fiscal Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs.

A list of eligible public infrastructure and community facility projects, low- and moderate- income areas, and specific program policies can be found here.

Note that due to eligibility requirements and application procedures it is important to contact the Redevelopment Authority early in the planning process.  

Please contact Katie Walsh, Program Coordinator, at 717-394-0793 ext. 210, or [email protected].

Applicants MUST submit a “Funding Request Letter of Intent” 

by Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.

 This step will ensure that applicants have sufficient time to hold required public meetings; to complete required documentation; to plan and initiate any required income surveys; and to receive any necessary technical assistance from the Redevelopment Authority staff.  Once the Letter of Intent is received by the Redevelopment Authority, information on accessing the Application Packet will be provided.

All Funding Request Applications will be due to the Redevelopment Authority

by 4:00PM on Friday, February 6th, 2017.

The Authority will adhere to all application requirements and deadlines.  No waivers or extensions will be granted.

November 13, 2015

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster, on behalf of Lancaster County, expects to receive funding from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to operate the County’s Fiscal Year 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs.

A list of eligible public infrastructure and community facility projects, low- and moderate- income areas, and specific program policies can be found here.

Note that due to eligibility requirements and application procedures it is important to contact the Redevelopment Authority early in the planning process.   Please contact Katie Walsh, Program Coordinator, at 717-394-0793, x210, or [email protected].

Applicants MUST submit a “Funding Request Letter of Intent” by Friday, December 11th.  This step will ensure that applicants have sufficient time to hold required public meetings; to complete required documentation; to plan and initiate any required income surveys; and to receive any necessary technical assistance from the Redevelopment Authority staff.  Once the Letter of Intent is received by the Redevelopment Authority, information on accessing the Application Packet will be provided.

All Funding Request Applications will be due to the Redevelopment Authority by 4:00Pm on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016.

The Authority will adhere to all application requirements and deadlines.  No waivers or extensions will be granted.

February 19, 2015

Project was funded with Lancaster County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding.

October 23, 2014

Project was funded with Lancaster County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding.

June 12, 2014

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST A RELEASE OF FUNDS

DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 12, 2014

County of Lancaster
202 North Prince Street, Suite 400
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-3528
717-394-0793

This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related notification requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (Authority).

 REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 30, 2013, the County of Lancaster (County) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following project:

Project Title: Mt. Hope Retirement Community Sewer Project

Purpose: Construction of a new package sewage treatment facility (WWTF) and associated sewer conveyance system to serve all of the existing facilities on the campus of Mt. Hope Nazarene Retirement Community.  The new WWTF will have capacity to serve the construction of future affordable housing.

Location: 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Rapho Township, Lancaster County. Pennsylvania

Estimated Cost: $250,000 of CDBG funds with a total project cost of $875,906.00.

 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Lancaster has determined that the above referenced projects will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Records (ERR) on file at the Authority office, 202 North Prince Street, Suite 400, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE FINDING

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the above project may submit written comments to the Authority.  All comments received by June 27, 2014 will be considered by the County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Commenters should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The County certifies to HUD that Matthew Sternberg in his capacity as the Executive Director of the Authority consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the County to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

 HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the County certification received by June 27, 2014 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later ) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the County approved by HUD; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds,  incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD/State;  or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to HUD, Office of Community Planning and Development, at the Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3380.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Matthew Sternberg

Executive Director

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster