Impact: 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 1,000 affordable homes.

LHOP creates 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. 

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

  • 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 Miriam Soto at (717) 291-9945 or email