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HOME Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Multi-Family Rental Housing Program – Request for Proposals

November 3, 2020

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development for the City of Lancaster are currently accepting proposals for Multi-Family Rental Housing projects for the fiscal year 2020-2021.

A letter of intent is due by 4:30 pm on December 11, 2020 and all proposals are due by January 8, 2021. Please contact Michaela Allwine at [email protected] for any questions- City or County.

The Letter of Intent and Application form, and documents with additional information are attached below.

July 26, 2019

The Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority will be accepting proposals from organizations requesting funding for the development of affordable rental housing in 2020.  Funding for this program is provided to the County of Lancaster by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

Proposals meeting the Redevelopment Authority’s standards and priorities for the development of affordable rental housing will be issued a Reservation of Funds no later than November 1, 2019, enabling them to use this reservation as leverage in obtaining funding from other sources.  All projects must be in accordance with the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, places2040: Thinking Beyond Boundaries, the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, 2018 including the Big Ideas (goals), Policies, and Tools & Strategies; Future Land Use and Transportation Map; and Character Zones.  These documents are available online at www.co.lancaster.pa.us/planning.

A Letter of Intent is due by Monday, August 26, 2019.  The Letter of Intent may be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority via electronic mail to the attention of Michaela Allwine, [email protected].

Proposals may be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603-3528, by mail, delivery service or in person by 4:30 p.m. on September 30, 2019.  Applicants must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of the completed application package, including all attachments.


Application Materials

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May 9, 2018

Updated May 22

The preservation and creation of affordable rental housing opportunities for lower income households continues to be one of the top priorities of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (the Redevelopment Authority).  Since 1984, the Redevelopment Authority has assisted in the creation of affordable rental-housing units throughout the county.  To support this effort, the Redevelopment Authority will be accepting proposals from organizations requesting funding for the development of affordable rental housing in 2018.  Funding for this program is provided to the County of Lancaster by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

CDBG and HOME programs are not intended to be the primary source of financing for a project.  They are a secondary source of funds to be used in conjunction with any number of other sources, such as, owner equity, Tax Exempt Multifamily Bonds, local lending institutions, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The combination of these sources will ensure that each project provides the greatest possible leverage of HUD funds.

The Redevelopment Authority will accept applications for projects that intend to have loan settlement in 2019.  Proposals meeting the Redevelopment Authority’s standards and priorities for the development of affordable rental housing will be issued a Reservation of Funds no later than September, 2018, enabling them to use this reservation as leverage in obtaining funding from other sources.  All projects must be in accordance with the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, Growth Management Element and Housing Element.  These documents are available online at www.co.lancaster.pa.us/planning.

A letter of intent is required prior to submitting an application to the Redevelopment Authority.  The Letter of Intent is due June 11, 2018, via electronic mail.

Proposals may be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603-3528, by mail, delivery service or in person (faxed or electronic proposals are not acceptable) by 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 2018.  Applicants must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of the completed application package, including all attachments.

Application Materials

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May 15, 2017

May 2017

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Rental Housing Program Request for Proposals

The preservation and creation of affordable rental housing opportunities for lower income households continues to be one of the top priorities of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (the Redevelopment Authority). Since 1984, the Redevelopment Authority has assisted in the creation of affordable rental-housing units throughout the county. To support this effort, the Redevelopment Authority will be accepting proposals from organizations requesting funding for the development of affordable rental housing in 2017 and 2018. Funding for this program is provided to the County of Lancaster by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

CDBG and HOME programs are not intended to be the primary source of financing for a project. They are a secondary source of funds to be used in conjunction with any number of other sources, such as, owner equity, Tax Exempt Multifamily Bonds, local lending institutions, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The combination of these sources will ensure that each project provides the greatest possible leverage of HUD funds.

The Redevelopment Authority will accept applications for projects that intend to have loan settlement in 2018. Proposals meeting the Redevelopment Authority’s standards and priorities for the development of affordable rental housing will be issued a Reservation of Funds no later than July 25, 2017, enabling them to use this reservation as leverage in obtaining funding from other sources. All projects must be in accordance with the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, Growth Management Element and Housing Element. These documents are available online at www.co.lancaster.pa.us/planning.

Proposals may be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603-4297, by mail, delivery service or in person (faxed or electronic proposals are not acceptable) by 4:30 p.m. on June 22, 2017. Applicants must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of the completed application package, including all attachments.

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October 31, 2016

The Lancaster County Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program is available to provide owners of rental residential properties (7 or fewer units) in Lancaster County, financial assistance to rehabilitate their properties. In exchange, property owners are required to rent to low- and moderate-income tenants for at least ten (10) years or the term of financial assistance. The ultimate goal of the program is to assure that tenants are provided with decent, safe and sanitary living environments at an affordable rent.

For more information on the terms and eligibility, please review the Program’s Funding Guidelines: Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program – 2016.

In order to be considered for the program, fill out a Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program Pre-Application.

Financial assistance can be provided for up to 60% of eligible rehabilitation expenditures, or a maximum of $40,000 per unit, whichever is lesser of the two.  Financial assistance will be provided as a loan secured by a promissory note and mortgage:

  • 1 % interest loan
  • 10 -15 year terms
  • Up to 50% of the principal loan can be forgiven by year 10
October 11, 2016

October 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 Rental Housing Program Request for Proposals #1

The preservation and creation of affordable rental housing opportunities for lower income households continues to be one of the top priorities of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (the Redevelopment Authority). Since 1984, the Redevelopment Authority has assisted in the creation of affordable rental-housing units throughout the county. To support this effort, the Redevelopment Authority will be accepting proposals from organizations requesting funding for the development of affordable rental housing in 2017. Funding for this program is provided to the County of Lancaster by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

CDBG and HOME programs are not intended to be the primary source of financing for a project. They are a secondary source of funds to be used in conjunction with any number of other sources, such as, owner equity, Tax Exempt Multifamily Bonds, local lending institutions, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The combination of these sources will ensure that each project provides the greatest possible leverage of HUD funds.

The Redevelopment Authority will accept applications for projects that intend to have loan settlement in 2017. Proposals meeting the Redevelopment Authority’s standards and priorities for the development of affordable rental housing will be issued a Reservation of Funds no later than January 31, 2017, enabling them to use this reservation as leverage in obtaining funding from other sources. All projects must be in accordance with the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, Growth Management Element and Housing Element. These documents are available online at www.lancastercountyplanning.org. The Redevelopment Authority intends to release a second Request for Proposals in the Summer of 2017.

Proposals may be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority, 202 North Prince Street, Suite 400, Lancaster, PA 17603-3528, by mail, delivery service or in person (faxed or electronic proposals are not acceptable) by 4:30 p.m. on December 02, 2016. Applicants must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of the completed application package, including all attachments.

To obtain an application package please follow the links below. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Justin M. Eby, at (717) 394-0793 ext. 225 or [email protected].

 

 

July 20, 2015

The preservation and creation of affordable rental housing opportunities for lower income households continues to be one of the top priorities of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster.  Since 1984, the Authority has assisted in the creation of affordable rental-housing units throughout the county.  To support this effort, the Redevelopment Authority will be accepting proposals from organizations requesting funding for the development of affordable rental housing in 2016.  Funding for this program is provided to the County of Lancaster by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

CDBG and HOME programs are not intended to be the primary source of financing for a project.  They are a secondary source of funds to be used in conjunction with any number of other sources, such as, owner equity, Tax Exempt Multifamily Bonds, local lending institutions, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The combination of these sources will ensure that each project provides the greatest possible leverage of HUD funds.

The Redevelopment Authority will accept applications for projects that intend to have loan settlement in 2016.  Proposals meeting the Redevelopment Authority’s standards and priorities for the development of affordable rental housing will be issued a Reservation of Funds no later than December 30, 2015, enabling them to use this reservation as leverage in obtaining funding from other sources.  All projects must be in accordance with the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, Growth Management Element and Housing Element.  These documents are available online at http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/planning.

Proposals may be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority, 202 North Prince Street, Suite 400, Lancaster, PA 17603-3528, by mail, delivery service or in person (faxed or electronic proposals are not acceptable) by 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2015.  Applicants must submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of the completed application package, including all attachments.

To obtain an application package please go to the Redevelopment Authority’s website at www.lchra.com.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. David M. Brazina, at (717) 394-0793 ext. 204 or [email protected].

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October 16, 2014

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

DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 16, 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 November 3, 2014, the County of Lancaster (County) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, to undertake the following housing project:

 Project Title: Brunswick Farms Apartments Project

Purpose: Construction of a 60 unit rental housing development.

Location: Southeast of the intersection of Route 462 and Donnerville Road, Manor Township, Lancaster County. Pennsylvania

Estimated Cost: $1,000,000 HOME funds with a total project cost of $12,905,000.00.

 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 October 31, 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 October 31, 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