The LCHRA offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Offices closed: January 19, 2024

January 18, 2024

The offices of the Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities will be closed on Friday, January 19th due to forecasted hazardous winter weather conditions. Offices will reopen for in-person assistance on Monday, January 22nd at 7:30 AM.

January 17, 2024

The LCHRA Offices will be operating on a two hour delay schedule this morning, Wednesday 1/17/24, and will open at 9:30 AM.

January 16, 2024

The LCHRA offices will be closed today, 1/16/24, due to current winter weather conditions.

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

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
MANHEIM BORUGH PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
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.

August 17, 2023

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Housing Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster County Land Bank Authority board meeting has been cancelled for this month. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

July 20, 2023

On Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Land Bank Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster County Housing Authority board meeting has been cancelled for this month. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

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.

June 27, 2023

On Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Housing Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

May 19, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 4 pm, the Lancaster County Housing Authority, followed by the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster boards will be meeting in the 1st Floor Board Room at 28 Penn Square, Suite 100, Lancaster, PA. Anyone interested in attending via Zoom should email Beth Dreyer-DeGoede at [email protected].

April 24, 2023

Lancaster County received funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the COVID-19 ARPA Whole-Home Repairs Program, commonly known as Whole Home Repair.

The Whole Home Repair program can assist homeowners throughout Lancaster County, including Lancaster City residents, in addressing livability concerns and code violations, providing modifications for residents with disabilities, and taking steps to improve water and energy efficiency in the home.

Eligible homeowner applicants can receive assistance of up to $25,000 as a grant. Applicants must meet income eligibility criteria and complete the application process in order to qualify for the funding. More information on the program is available at www.lchra.com/whrp.

This program is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).