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For over 65 years, we have held a high standard of service to our community. That commitment does not end outside the walls of our buildings, rather itpropels us to be inviting to the entire Lancaster City community.

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COVID Update

LCHA offices are currently closed for walk-ins.

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Section 8 Applicants

Learn about our Section 8 Program and get access to resources.

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Property Directory

See our properties and contact information.

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Do you need assistance with rent, utility bills or other housing-related costs?

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program AVAILABLE NOW!


  • A household that experienced a COVID-19 pandemic related job or income loss or related expense
  • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Have a household income that is 80% or less the Area Median Income (AMI) according to your family/household size.

How much rent assistance can a household get?
Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance.

How to start the process?
Tenants submit information via There is a dedicated helpline, call 717-590-3101. For more information, please visit WWW.LANCASTERHELP.RENT.

We provide affordable housing to eligible single persons, couples and families within the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The Lancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA) owns and operates 564 Public Housing units consisting of 259 family units and 305 elderly/disabled units set in six communities.

Housing is also provided through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The LCHA administers 1,003 Vouchers by matching up eligible applicants with participating private landlords.

See Our Properties

We have a wide variety of properties, accommodating all individuals or families across beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Have Questions?

Have questions about any of our policies? Questions about LCHA? Questions about being a resident? Take a look at our Resources to learn more.

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Recent News

March 22, 2021
COVID Update

Although our LCHA offices are still closed to walk-in traffic, our employees are onsite working in their...