Overview of Program

Helping first time homebuyers

LHOP makes the dream of homeownership in Lancaster County and York County more attainable and affordable for first time homebuyers through education and financial assistance and counseling.

LHOP Homebuyer Education Program

The goal of the Education Program is to prepare buyers to make better financial decisions by expanding their understanding of both the requirements and process for purchasing a home and what to expect as a new home owner.

While all prospective buyers are encouraged to complete the LHOP Home Buyer Education Program before looking for a home, the course is required in order to qualify for LHOP’s down payment/closing cost assistance loan in Lancaster County and the YHAP Loan Program in York County.

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Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

Eligible first-time homebuyers, residing in Lancaster County or York County and looking to purchase within Lancaster County or York County, may qualify for a closing cost and down payment assistance loan with LHOP’s Homebuyer Loan Program in Lancaster County or York Homebuyer Assistance Program (YHAP) in York County.



As a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, LHOP relies on contributions from the community to provide the services and programs for the benefit of Lancaster County residents. As we like to say here at LHOP…”good housing is the foundation of a great community.” Please consider providing a tax deductible contribution to partner with us in building this strong foundation.


Contact Information

Street Address:
123 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 291-9945
(717) 299-7840 for Fair Housing Center
(717) 291-9850 Fax

LHOP is a proud member of:
The Building Industry Association of Lancaster County
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National Fair Housing Alliance