Columbia Housing Improvement & Home Ownership Program

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership is pleased to partner with Columbia Borough on the Columbia Home Improvement and Homeownership Loan Program (CHIHL). The initiatives for these two programs are to encourage homeownership for residents in Columbia and building community pride. This program will also  enhance living conditions for the residents of Columbia and its neighborhoods. For more information on these two programs see below.

Home Improvement /Revitalization Initiative







Homebuyer Incentive & Assistance Initiative







The Pre-Application below is to determine eligibility, the full application is to apply for the loan. Completed applications (either pre or full) can be submitted by email to or the application can be submitted in person at the:

Columbia Life Network

336 Locust Street

Columbia, PA 17512

Phone: 717-684-8094


CHIHL Home Improvement Loan Pre-Application

CHIHL Home Improvment Loan Full Application


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