The LCHRA offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. A Code Red has been issued due to extreme heat.

Offering stability during
unconventional times

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) began in March of 2020. ERAP is a county-administered program that offers rental assistance and housing stability services to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The program is focused on two components: Rental and Utility Assistance, and Housing Stability Services. Lancaster County Housing Authority was awarded a total of 64 million dollars to disperse to families who live in Lancaster County and Lancaster City.

For November and December 2022

  • Any application that does not include documentation to support eligibility by December 31, 2022, will be deemed ineligible and become a “denied” application.
  • For eligible households, rent and utility arrears since March 2020 can be paid.
  • No utility arrearages will be accepted through November 1st.
  • Future months of rent assistance will run through December 2022.
  • Hotel stays will no longer be supported starting November 1st. Applicants that were previously approved will continue through their 90-day period of eligibility.

Starting January 2023

  • Existing, eligible applicants can receive a maximum of 12 months of assistance since March 2021.
  • Payment of rent arrears will be made for households that document a risk of eviction.
  • If an eligible household is displaced, eviction court fees, security deposit and first month’s rent can be paid.

We are currently closed to new applications which allows us to focus on the remaining people on the ERAP waiting list and to provide continued assistance to those applicants currently receiving subsidy.

The ERAP helpline can be reached at 717-590-3101, or you can call the offices of the Lancaster County Housing Authority at 717-394-0793 to make an appointment to meet with ERAP program staff at our offices.

County Hubs

If you are unable to come into the offices of the Lancaster County Housing Authority you may bring your paperwork to one of the ERAP hub locations throughout Lancaster County.


Denver

Real Life Community Services

240 Main Street, Suite B, Denver, PA 17517

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9am-4pm, Friday, 9am-1pm, by appointment

To contact: 717-336-7797 or [email protected]


Ephrata

Ephrata Area Social Services (EASS)

227 North State Street, Ephrata, PA 17552

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm, by appointment

To contact: 717-733-0345


Lancaster City

BASE Inc (By appointment)

447 S. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Contact: [email protected] or 717-742-0115


Community Action Partnership (CAP)

601 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Bilingual staff able to assist

Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-1pm, 2-4pm, by appointment

To contact: 717-299-7301


Crispus Attucks

407 Howard Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

Hours: Mondays, 9am-12pm, 1-5pm, Fridays 9am-12pm, by appointment

To contact: 717-394-6604


Price Elementary

615 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Bilingual staff available to assist by appointment

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4pm. Evening hours by appointment

To contact: 717-291-6252


Lancaster County Housing Authority

28 Penn Square, Suite 100 Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday: 8-11:30am walk-ins welcome, 1-3:30pm by appointment ONLY

Tuesday: 8-11:30am walk-ins welcome, 1-3pm by appointment ONLY

Wednesday: 8-11:30am walk-ins welcome, 1-2pm by appointment ONLY

Thursday: 8-11:30am walk-ins welcome, 1-3:30pm by appointment ONLY

Friday: 8-11:30am by appointment ONLY, Closes at 12pm

Contact: 717-394-0793


New Holland

Crossnet Ministries

127 W. Franklin Street, New Holland, PA 17557

Hours: Mondays – Wednesdays, 10am-4pm, by appointment

To contact: 717-355-2454


Paradise

The Factory Ministries

3293 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm

To contact: 717-687-9594

Required Forms

Please Submit All Forms and Related Documentation Through your Assistance Connect Account.

Submit your documentation and forms

Program Income Limits

Fiscal Year 2022 Income Limit Category

Persons in Family

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

30% (Extremely Low Income)

18,950

21,650

24,350

27,750

32,470

37,190

41,910

46,630

50% (Very Low Income)

31,600

36,100

40,600

45,100

48,750

52,350

55,950

59,550

80% Low Income

50,550

57,750

64,950

72,150

77,950

83,700

89,500

95,250