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Lead Hazard Control Program

Assistance is now available to reduce or eliminate lead hazards in housing for qualified applicants through the City of Lancaster’s Lead Hazard Control Program. Eligible applicants will receive financial assistance to reduce lead hazards found in the home through a Risk Assessment. Repairs may include replacement or repair of items such as doors, windows, and floors

The work to be performed is determined by the results of the Risk Assessment. Licensed and certified contractors will use interim controls and abatement methods when performing the work. The program does not make the property lead-free, instead the property will be considered lead-safe.

A lien will be placed on the property to ensure the property remains lead-safe, and will be removed after five (5) years. If hazard(s) are found within 5 years, the owner must agree to remediate the hazard(s) found and they must try to rent the unit to a family that has a child under the age of six.

Lead Hazard Control Program Brochure

The City now offers assistance for rental properties! See below for requirements.

Application for homeowners

Application for landlords

Application for tenants

What are the requirements?

1. Owner must have property insurance.

2. Owner must be current on mortgage, taxes, and any financial obligations that is due to the City of Lancaster.

3. Owners are required to contribute 20% of the project cost prior to the start of the remediation work.

4. Rental units must be made available and marketed to low income families and the owner must give priority to families with children under the age of six for at least five (5) years (after the remediation has been completed).

5. If occupied, both the owner and tenant must complete an application and provide documentation to confirm eligibility.

6. At least 50% of the units assisted with program funds must be occupied by, or made available to families with incomes at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI); with the remaining assisted units at or below 80% of the AMI for Lancaster County as published annually by HUD.
          - There must be a child under the age of six residing or visiting the property for at least six hours a week.
          - The unit must have been built prior to 1978.

 

2017 FAMILY INCOME GUIDELINES*
Effective 4/14/17
FOR THE CITY OF LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA
IN THE LANCASTER STANDARD METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA (SMSA)

Number of

Persons in

Family

 

Extremely Low Income  Ceiling for the  Lancaster SMSA

Very Low Income             Ceiling for the

Lancaster SMSA

(50% of Median

Family Income)

Low Income

Ceiling for the

Lancaster SMSA

(80% of Median

Family Income)

1

 

$14,950

 

$24,900

$39,850

2

 

17,100

 

28,450

45,550

3

 

20,420

 

32,000

51,250

4

 

24,600

 

35,550

56,900

5

 

28,780

38,400

61,500

6

 

32,960

 

41,250

66,050

7

 

37,140

 

44,100

70,600

8

 

41,320

 

46,950

75,150

These figures are based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimate for the Fiscal Year 2017 Median Family Income of $71,100 for the Lancaster Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA).  The SMSA and the area covered by Lancaster County are identical.   As required by statute, the definition of "Very Low Income" is tied to 50 percent of the median income, and the definition of "Low Income" is tied to 80 percent of the median income for the area.  Using the median income, a four-person family income limit is calculated and adjustments then made for other family sizes. The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be the greater of 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits.

Higher income limits apply to families with more than eight persons, although they are not shown because of space limitations.  For each person in excess of eight, 8 percent of the four-person base should be added to the eight-person income limit (for example, the nine-person limit equals 140 percent of the relevant four-person income limit).  All limits are rounded to the nearest $50.

* This Exhibit was updated by the City of Lancaster based on a family income scale adjustment for 2017 provided by HUD on April 25, 2017. The City anticipates that HUD will provide revised 2018 family income data in March of 2018.

Below is a list of properties identified by the City of Lancaster as “LeadSafe”. This means the property has received a full clearance of immediate lead hazards. Leadsafe should not be confused with lead-free as there may still be lead in the home that does not pose an immediate health risk to its occupants.

Lead Registry



Properties Clearance Date
727 Sixth Street 1/13/2014
945 Virginia Avenue 1/13/2014
677 St Joseph Street 2/6/2014
128 S Ann Street 2/6/2014
18 E Farnum Street 3/5/2014
614 Lake Street 3/11/2014
648 Lehigh Avenue 4/21/2014
452 S Shippen Street 5/5/2014
414 S. Ann Street 5/16/2014
550 N. Plum Street 5/16/2014
139 Ruby Street 5/27/2014
811 E Orange Street 6/16/2014
34 S. Pearl Street 7/17/2014
706 E. Madison Street 7/25/2014
647 Lehigh Avenue 8/1/2014
514 South Shippen Street 8/1/2014
241 S. Ann Street 8/8/2014
627 High Street 8/15/2014
655 S. Queen Street 8/25/2014
227 Juniata Street 9/2/2014
428 E. Ross Street 9/18/2014
14 W. Liberty St 10/15/2014
641 Lehigh Avenue 10/20/2014
682 Columbia Avenue 11/14/2014
728 E. Madison St 11/25/2014
622 West Marion Street 1/22/2015
516 N. Plum Street 2/11/2015
327 S. Ann Street 4/21/2015
206 Ruby Street 5/1/2015
439 New Dorwart Street 6/3/2015
407 S. Queen Street 8/6/2015
443 Fremont Street 11/25/2015
1341 Fremont Street 11/25/2015
19 Locust Street 12/4/2015
809 Highland Avenue 12/8/2015
641 N. Pine Street 12/18/2015
215 Juniata Street 1/6/2016
244 E. Frederick Street 2/24/2016
65 S. Marshall Street 3/11/2016
628 E. King Street 3/16/2016
743 St. Joseph Street 8/5/2016
320 W. Grant St 8/19/2016
642 N. Pine St 9/1/2016
429 E. Strawberry St 9/28/2016
35 Caroline Street 10/5/2016
316 S. Christian St 10/14/2016
229 N. Water St 11/16/2016
718 S. Lime Street 12/1/2016
512 Poplar St 12/13/2016
412 S. Queen Street, Apt. 1 12/16/2016
314 S. Christian St 12/22/2016
1242 Fremont St 2/9/2017
446 S. Plum Street 2/14/2017
434 S. Prince St 3/1/2017
622 S. Lime Street 3/16/2017
444 HillSide Ave 4/6/2017
653 Lake Street 4/10/2017
666 Fremont St 4/21/2017
516 N. Queen Street, Apt. 2 4/21/2017
116 Church St 5/30/2017
839 Highland Ave 6/1/2017
408 W. Orange St 6/2/2017
405 St. Joseph St 6/12/2017
217 S. Marshall Street 7/14/2017
451 New Dorwart St 7/20/2017
311 S. Marshall St 8/2/2017
754 Manor St 8/3/2017
211 N. Mulberry St 8/17/2017
511 E. Chestnut 9/13/2017
345 W. Grant St 9/13/2017
419 N. Mary 9/15/2017

If you would like a complete list of properties that have been certified in previous years as lead-safe; please contact the HNRU Department at 717-291-4730