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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 Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected].

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 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 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: 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

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.


  • 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

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.

May 10, 2023

The Lancaster County Land Bank Authority (LCLBA) has issued a Request for Bids (RFB) for work related to the rehabilitation of the residential property at 318 Poplar Street in Columbia Borough.

Responses are due by 4:00pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, and should be submitted to Sean Krumpe, Program Coordinator – Acquisition and Rehabilitation at [email protected].

A copy of the RFB is available for review on the website at

LCLBA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive proposal informalities, and to accept the lowest responsible proposal that serves the best interest of the organization.

LCLBA encourages women and minority-owned firms to submit bids.

August 5, 2022

HUD has released a Special NOFO that could provide an additional $4.35 million over three years to Lancaster County to address unsheltered homelessness. The Special NOFO is required to be submitted to HUD no later than October 20, 2022 and the entitlement NOFO date is still pending.  (As the local CoC support agency, all submissions from local service agencies to expand programs or launch a new program must be in eSNAPS by September 20th at 5:00pm.) This Special NOFO is an opportunity to bring additional funding to build capacity with services addressing homelessness throughout the county. During the Informational meeting, we expect to discuss the Special NOFO (new projects for unsheltered needs) and entitlement NOFO (potential bonus projects, expanding current project, and consolidating projects).

Invitation: You are invited to attend an Information Meeting on Thursday, August 11th at 8:00am at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center (101 Champ Blvd in Manheim). Please park in the lot behind the building and enter through the main doors at the rear of the building.


  • General overview of the entitlement NOFO and special NOFO
  • Explore future partnerships for new programs and expansion of current programs
  • Explanation of next steps

Any interested provider (current or new) is encouraged to attend the information meeting. Projects anticipated can be as small as 2-4 unit scattered site housing programs. Projects are financially supported through the NOF0 (e.g., rental subsidy and supportive services) but will require match funds (cash & in-kind).

Please RSVP that your agency will be attending this information session and # of people to ensure adequate space by Wednesday, August 10th to [email protected] .  Please feel free to distribute this email to other providers.

February 15, 2022

Joint Funding Group Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Lancaster County Homeless Coalition is requesting applications for funding for programs to serve households experiencing homelessness and at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Lancaster County through the below programs and services:

  • Rapid Rehousing (Pathways to My Home) – Case Management/Rental Assistance/Financial Assistance
  • Prevention/Diversion – Case Management/Rental Assistance/Financial Assistance
  • Outreach
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Coordinated Assessment
  • Legal Support/Services
  • Flexible Use Funds
  • Landlord/Tenant Mediation and Education
  • Other innovative projects to serve households experiencing homelessness in Lancaster County

The application for this RFP opens February 8th, 2022 

Responses are due by 5pm on March 22nd, 2022. 

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to: [email protected]

It is expected that award decisions will be made no later than the end of May 2022. The contract period for awarded funds will begin July 1, 2022 and will end June 30, 2023.

The Lancaster County Homeless Coalition is striving to create a no barrier, no silo system by providing funds to programs that serve any household type and all subpopulations. Highly rated proposals will serve all household types and align with the Lancaster County Homeless Coalition Strategic Plan.

Funding available through this application is comprised of the following sources:

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Funds – through the City and County of Lancaster
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds – through the County of Lancaster
  • Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) funds – through the County of Lancaster
  • United Way of Lancaster County (UW)
  • Continuum of Care (CoC) Funds – (Outreach, Coordinated Entry) through the Lancaster County Homeless Coalition

Eligible Applicants:

  • Can be either non-profit or for-profit entities (please note that some funds made available through this process require the applicant to be a non-profit organization, which may require that a for-profit organization have a non-profit fiduciary)
  • Must have a DUNS number. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires that all applicants for government funds must have a DUNS number. A DUNS number is the Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S, which is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). A DUNS is a unique numeric identifier that can be obtained at the following website:
  • Can NOT be disbarred or suspended from receiving funds or doing business with the federal government
  • Must be a drug-free workplace
  • Must comply with the Patriot Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Note: Applicants may be given time to comply with additional requirements related to certain funding sources.

Evaluation Criteria and Application Review

Evaluation Process: The Lancaster County Homeless Coalition’s funding review committee will evaluate and rate each proposal on the strengths of the proposal and the responsiveness to the application request. All recipients must be ready to begin their proposed program(s) July 1, 2022.

The Lancaster County Homeless Coalition’s funding review committee reserves the right to seek clarification of information submitted in response to this RFP and/or to request additional information during the evaluation process.

Information Session

A Joint Funders Application Information session will take place on February 15th from 9:30am-11:30am via Zoom: Joint Funding Information Session

Please note, this will be the only time to publicly ask questions before 

the due date on March 22nd 2022.


All questions should be emailed to: [email protected]   Questions emailed prior to the Information Session on February 15th will be answered during the forum. Questions asked after the information session up to March 18th will be responded to within 48 business hours and added to an FAQ document that will be updated regularly and can be accessed here: 2022-2023 Joint Funding FAQ’s

Application Downloads

22-23 JFA- final

Attach #1-Joint Funding Counter Terrorism Compliance

Attach #2 – Acknowledgements

Attach #3- Racial Equity Survey 22-23

Attach #4 – ADA Compliance Certification

Attach #5 Anti-Lobbying Certification-Policy

Exhibit #1 LCHC- Strategic Vision

Exhibit #2 FY22-23 Homeless Services Acronyms _ Definitions

December 6, 2021

Lancaster County and Lancaster City have released the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and welcome public comment on the plan.

A public hearing on the plan will be held on December 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via zoom. Contact Michaela Allwine at [email protected]  or 717.394.0793 ext. 226 for information to join the virtual public hearing.

A survey to provide feedback on plan priorities is available at 

Copies of the plan and the Citizen Summary are attached and can be downloaded below.  For any questions about the plan, data, or HOME-ARP funding source please contact Jocelynn Ritchey at [email protected], public comments may also be submitted to Jocelynn via email, phone at 717.394.0793 ext. 210, or mailed to her attention at Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster PA 17603.