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Critical Repair Program

The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Unit administers a loan program that provides financial and technical assistance for the critical repairs of eligible, owner-occupied, single family housing units in the City of Lancaster.

The Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Unit staff and/or the proper City Inspector inspects each property to determine the seriousness. All repairs need to be deemed as an emergency by the inspector.

Types of Repairs:
- Water Heaters
- Broken Sewer Pipes
- Non-Operable Furnaces (winter)
- Roof Repair/Replacements
- Structural Problems
- Plumbing
- Electrical
- Structural Damage

All financial assistance provided will be a deferred loan at 0% interest.

All applicants of the Critical Repair Program are strongly encouraged to apply for the Homeowner Rehabilitation Assistance Program for complete rehabilitation to bring their property up to City Code.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must reside in and be the deed holder of the property, be current with their mortgage, current with all city and county obligations and have current homeowner's insurance. A lien search and credit report will be considered when determining eligibility.

Must meet current income limits.

If you meet the criteria for The City Of Lancaster Critical Funds Program and are interested in applying please download and complete one of the following:
Critical Repair Application in English 
Critical Repair Application in Spanish

When complete mail to:
City Of Lancaster
Attention: Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Unit
120 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Once we have received your application, we will contact you to set up an appointment. For further questions call 717-291-4730.

This project is supported through the City of Lancaster’s Community Development Block Grant Program.