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First Time Home Buyer Program

Helping First Time Homebuyers

LHOP makes the dream of homeownership in Lancaster County more attainable and affordable for first time homebuyers through education and financial assistance.

LHOP Homebuyer Education Program

LHOP is proud to offer a new York Homebuyers Assistance Program (YHAP) and housing counseling services under contract with the County and City of York.  Founded in 1994, the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) is a community benefit 501(c)(3) organization created by county and municipal government, business and civic leaders focused housing affordability for low to moderate income people. LHOP strives to cultivate partnerships and make the dream of home-ownership more attainable for low to moderate income first time home-buyers through counseling, education and financial assistance.  We look forward to working collaboratively with so many partners in the community.

After attending a pre-purchase homebuyers workshop, eligible households purchasing a home in York County outside of the City may receive up to $5,000 of down payment and closing cost assistance and up to $7,000 in the City of York.  Pre-purchase homebuyer education classes are being set up around the City and County and will be announced soon.  Marysol Carino, Director of LHOP’s York Housing Opportunity Center stated, “We strive to provide resources and assistance as we advocate and work with families of the great community of York to achieve their American dream of homeownership.  We look forward to working with the wonderful and many REALTORS® and lenders to assist people in achieving this dream.”

Their new office is located at 116 N George St, York, PA 17401. They are currently open from Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. Office number is 717-827-4334.

All email and documents are to be sent to yhap@lhop.org.

LHOP is currently accepting applications for the York Housing Assistance Program (YHAP). Please see the following documents for the program.

For more information on the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership please visit www.lhop.org.