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.
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
- 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
- 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: http://www.dnb.com/get-a-duns-number.html
- 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.
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
Attach #1-Joint Funding Counter Terrorism Compliance
Attach #3- Racial Equity Survey 22-23
Attach #4 – ADA Compliance Certification
Attach #5 Anti-Lobbying Certification-Policy
Exhibit #1 LCHC- Strategic Vision
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 https://www.lchra.com/home-arp-survey/.
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.
The Board of the Lancaster County Land Bank Authority will meet at 4:00 PM on Tuesday April 27, 2021 followed immediately by the meeting of the Lancaster County Housing Authority, and the meeting of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster thereafter.
The meetings will be held remotely through video conferencing. Anyone wishing to attend, should email Marian Joyce at [email protected].
Agendas for the meetings are available for download below:
There will be a special meeting of the board of the Redevelopment Authority of Lancaster County on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. If you wish to attend the meeting please email Marian Joyce at [email protected]
An agenda for the special meeting can be downloaded below:
Lancaster County and Lancaster City have released a document called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and encourage the public to send in comments on the plan.
A public hearing on the plan will be held on March 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via zoom. LHOP will also host a virtual meeting to discuss the plan at 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2021.
Contact Aimee Tyson at [email protected] for information to join the virtual public hearing.
Copies of the plan and the Summary can be downloaded below:
The public comment period for the Plan begins with this notic (June 12, 2020) and ends prior to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on July 1, 2020. Written comments should be addressed to Justin Eby, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603.
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on Lancaster County’s Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan.
The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on Lancaster County’s Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan. The meeting will be held remotely, through video conferencing. Anyone wishing to attend the video conference meeting via Zoom should contact Aimee Tyson via email at [email protected] to obtain information to join the meeting. The public comment period for the Plan begins with this notice and ends prior to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on July 1, 2020. Written comments should be addressed to Justin Eby, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603.
The Annual Action Plan presents the objectives to be achieved and the activities to be undertaken using $5,695,440.28 in new funding, program income, and prior year resources, provided to Lancaster County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.
The 2020 Annual Action Plan (which includes more specific details on each project) is available for review on the web at www.lchra.com. Written copies can be obtained by emailing [email protected] or mailing a request to the Redevelopment Authority at 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 217603.
If you are a person with a disability or other special needs wishing to attend this public meeting and require special accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact Aimee Tyson at (717) 394-0793, x211, or at [email protected] at least two days beforehand to discuss how the Redevelopment Authority may best accommodate your needs.Justin Eby is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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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.
The regular January 28 meetings of the Lancaster County Land Bank, Housing & Redevelopment Authorities Board are cancelled. Next meeting date is February 25, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Reuniónes Canceladas: La reuniónes de las Juntas de Lancaster County Land Bank, Housing & Redevelopment del 28 de enero de 2020 se cancelan. Las próximas reunions serán el 25 de febrero, 2020