What We Do

This division works closely with non-profit organizations, neighborhood-based community development entities, individual block associations, businesses, churches and civic groups to develop and implement a housing development and rehabilitation programs that seek to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods of the City.

The division works to identify public and private sector funds to support housing development and revitalization efforts, and to ensure the efficient and equitable allocation of these resources. The division serves as a liaison to maintain positive relationships and on-going communication between residents, neighborhood groups, community organizations, and government.

The division partners with agencies, community leaders and residents to promote home improvement and rehabilitation, healthy homes, and increase home ownership. This Division promotes neighborhood revitalization and ensures the availability of safe and affordable housing through the Critical Repair Program and the Lead Hazard Prevention and Remediation Program.

The division also manages the City’s Business Registration Program and Small Business Loan Fund and works closely with other economic development organizations such as the Community First Fund, the Economic Development Finance Company, ASSETS, the Lancaster City Alliance and SCORE to assist neighborhood businesses to obtain financing for new projects or expansion.

General Contact Info

Address

120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone

(717) 291-4708

Fax

(717) 291-4713

Associated Boards, Commissions & Authorities

  • Housing Authority
  • Lancaster City Land Bank Authority
  • Redevelopment Authority

Upcoming Events

Aug
20
2019
Land Bank Authority Meeting
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Commission Room, City Hall Annex (Marion Street Entrance)
Aug
20
2019
Redevelopment Authority Meeting
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Commission Room, City Hall Annex (Marion Street Entrance)
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lancaster was established in 1957 to redevelop and rehabilitate blighted areas and to prevent property deterioration in other areas. It has the power, within areas set by the Planning Commission, to investigate, plan, purchase property, make contracts for demolition and rebuilding, and provide parks and recreation areas. Present e…
Aug
21
2019
Industrial Development Authority Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Commission Room, City Hall Annex (Marion Street Entrance)
The Lancaster Industrial Development Authority was established in 1971 to act as a liaison for securing tax free loans for industrial and commercial development in Lancaster County.
Sep
17
2019
Land Bank Authority Meeting
4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Commission Room, City Hall Annex (Marion Street Entrance)
Sep
17
2019
Redevelopment Authority Meeting
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Commission Room, City Hall Annex (Marion Street Entrance)
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lancaster was established in 1957 to redevelop and rehabilitate blighted areas and to prevent property deterioration in other areas. It has the power, within areas set by the Planning Commission, to investigate, plan, purchase property, make contracts for demolition and rebuilding, and provide parks and recreation areas. Present e…
Sep
18
2019
Industrial Development Authority Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Commission Room, City Hall Annex (Marion Street Entrance)
The Lancaster Industrial Development Authority was established in 1971 to act as a liaison for securing tax free loans for industrial and commercial development in Lancaster County.
Who We Are
Who We Are
Marisol Torres
Housing and Economic Development Administrator
martorres@cityoflancasterpa.com