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.
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.