Someone to Help Along the Way
Buying a home isn't always a snap - especially if your next home is the first you have ever owned. The list of agencies below will help you get there.
Tabor Community Services, Inc.
The STEPS program
Pre-Purchase Counseling helps low-income families purchase their first home through budget and housing counseling. It's not just about buying a house. It's about improving lives and making dreams come true.
Families enrolled in Tabor's program work one-on-one with their counselor to identify the goals and changes they need to make to become buyer-ready. Many families work with their counselor for up to four years, taking the steps necessary to become homeowners. The counselor helps each family discover that they too are capable of owning their own home.
The family begins to repair their credit, saving towards the purchase of their home. Near the end of their process they are ready to begin their housing search. As the family becomes buyer-ready, the counselor walks hand in hand with them through the home buying process, the final STEP of the dream coming true.
Learn more here.
Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
LHOP Can Help
LHOP is a private/public organization focused on making homes more affordable to low to moderate income people living and working in Lancaster County. Through its programs and partnerships LHOP advocates, educates and facilitates local solutions to the county's growing need for affordable housing.
Spanish American Civic Association (SACA)
The Spanish American Civic Association Development Coporation (SACADC) is located at 545 Pershing Avenue in Lancaster. Created in 1984, SACADC focuses on the purchase and rehabilitation of blighted and vacant family homes. Most of SACADC's efforts are concentrated in the southeast quadrant of the City of Lancaster. Here, approximately 63% of the housing units are tenant versus homeowner occupied, with many buildings in a state of disrepair. Each year, a significant number of such properties are rehabilitated by SACADC and returned to the market as affordable homes. http://www.sacapa.org/sacadev.html