Funds are available to rehabilitate structures to meet Residential Rehabilitation Standards and to address health and safety concerns of occupants. Typical housing rehabilitation includes projects like roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, flooring, correction of other existing hazardous living conditions, etc. Funds are not available for improvements such as room additions, garage or sheds, swimming pools, recreation rooms, extensive landscaping, decorating, appliances, or similar.
As part of the initial program application process, an on-site inspection by the Community Development Housing Program Coordinator is completed to determine the work scope of the project. Work may be done in combination with other Community Development programs.
Housing rehabilitation needs may occur over time. Grant funding for housing rehabilitation is limited to a maximum of $10,000 per structure. Deferred loans are available for housing assistance needs exceeding this limit.
LIMITED FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR FULL HOUSE REHABILITATION. CONTACT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IF EXTENSIVE HOUSING REHABILITATION IS NEEDED FOR YOUR HOME.
Project work is completed by licensed contractors registered with the City of Lancaster. See the Contractor Information page for more information about contractors.
- Be the owner and occupant of a single family dwelling unit within the incorporated area of the city of Lancaster.
- Meet program income requirements.
- Be current on both mortgage and property tax payments.
- Compliance with lead-based paint regulations is required.
The total household income must be less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). Click the link below to see the current income limits:
If you meet the program requirements, you may qualify for the homeowner housing rehabilitation assistance program.
The city of Lancaster's Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program is financed through funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Submission of request does NOT guarantee assistance.
The City will not discriminate against any application on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, familial status or disability. Program guidelines are available in alternative formats upon request.