What We Do
This division works closely with non-profit organizations, neighborhood-based community development entities, individual block associations, businesses, churches and civic groups to develop and implement a housing development and rehabilitation programs that seek to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods of the City.
The division works to identify public and private sector funds to support housing development and revitalization efforts, and to ensure the efficient and equitable allocation of these resources. The division serves as a liaison to maintain positive relationships and on-going communication between residents, neighborhood groups, community organizations, and government.
The division partners with agencies, community leaders and residents to promote home improvement and rehabilitation, healthy homes, and increase home ownership. This Division promotes neighborhood revitalization and ensures the availability of safe and affordable housing through the Critical Repair Program and the Lead Hazard Prevention and Remediation Program.
The division also manages the City’s Business Registration Program and Small Business Loan Fund and works closely with other economic development organizations such as the Community First Fund, the Economic Development Finance Company, ASSETS, the Lancaster City Alliance and SCORE to assist neighborhood businesses to obtain financing for new projects or expansion.