LHOP believes in providing information to tenants and landlords. Research has shown that being a landlord is learned, in most cases, through trial and error at an expensive cost. The Housing Equality & Equity Institute at LHOP is here to help. Check out our landlord engagement programs.

Community Rental Equity Fund

The Community Rental Equity Fund (CREF), is a referral-based security deposit waiver program that seeks to establish effective partnerships with tenants, landlords, and service providers.  CREF reduces barriers to accessing affordable housing, while protecting the landlord’s investment up to 2.5 times the monthly rent; the ultimate win-win scenario. Community Rental Equity Fund; reducing barriers to housing and protecting investment.

Landlord Rights

The Landlord/Tenant business is highly regulated, there are many regulations that govern the Landlord/Tenant relationship. As a landlord you have the right to have access to the information that can help you be compliant; making you the best landlord you can be.

Landlord & Tenant Rights Manuals

Previously known as the Landlord/Tenant Rights & Responsibilities Manual, this guide is widely recognized by municipal government, county magistrates, social service agencies and real estate sales/rental professionals as the most helpful resource for both landlords and tenants. The guide clearly offers information on the expectations of both landlords and tenant in an easy to read format and is available in 8 different languages.

Landlord Magazine

This spring, LHOP will be producing the first edition of “The Bottom Line” – Lancaster’s first digital magazine just for landlords and property managers. The first edition will have lots of great information about Historic Preservation, Affordable Housing, community resources, and more! Come back we will be updating this information soon!

Rental Advantage Course

RAC is a renter education certification course that will increase the renter’s knowledge of the landlord-tenant relationship, making them well-informed and one that any landlord would want as a tenant. This class will provide an interactive, in-depth look at what is needed to be a successful renter and will empower participants with the skills to navigate the rental application process.


Need information on specific subjects? Check out our resources for more information on forms and documents helpful to your business.


LHOP has many fair housing workshops designed to help you navigate the landlord-tenant relationship and they are presented by Fair Housing Specialists certified by the National Center for Housing Management. The Housing Equality and Equity at LHOP can provide workshop for groups from 2 to 200. Review our list and contact us for an informative workshop of your choice.

List Your Property

Looking to rent your property? We often receive calls from people looking for affordable rental units and you can list your property for FREE!

Contact Us to See How We Can Help

The Housing Equality and Equity Institute at LHOP, provides consultation for landlords to affirmatively further fair housing choice. If you are have questions about Fair Housing/Landlord Tenant issues, please call 717-291-9945 ext. 4 or fill out the form below and someone from our team will contact you by phone or email.