Technical Assistance

LHOP Promotes a Wide Variety of Affordable Housing Solutions

LHOP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a certified Community Development Financial Institution focused on making renting or owning homes more affordable to low and moderate income people of Lancaster County. Through its programs and partnerships, LHOP educates, advocates, and coordinates local solutions to the county’s growing need for affordable housing.

We help create the conditions for new affordable housing by serving as the resource center for technical and financial assistance to builders and developers. LHOP’s Housing Development Support Initiatives help enable the new construction and renovation of needed affordable rental and for-sale housing throughout Lancaster County.

Working with builders, developers (for profit and not-for-profit) and municipalities, LHOP assistance has made possible the construction and/or preservation of more than 675 affordable homes.

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Technical and financial assistance for the development of affordable apartments and single-family homes is available through our experienced and certified housing development and housing finance professionals as well as through partnerships with regional and national experts.

Technical assistance is available in the form of individualized consultations on a project basis such as:hov3

  • Land Use Planning, Subdivision / Land Development and/or Zoning Review
  • Pro forma Review
  • Advocacy and Support Correspondence
  • Management and Finance Training
  • Stakeholder Meeting Coordination

Financial assistance is available in the form of flexible, below market rate interest loans for new and rehabilitation housing projects that include at least a portion of the homes that are affordable to persons earning less than the County median income. For more information about our housing development programs please contact Jim Shultz at (717) 291-9945 extension # 5.


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