Online Applications


Apply Online for Public Housing

NOTICE: Currently the Lancaster City Housing Authority is not accepting applications for the Section 8 Program. Effective 9/17/18 and until further notice, we will be accepting applications for the Public Housing 5 Bedroom Waiting list; all others are Closed.

To apply for a 5 Bedroom unit you must qualify according to our Public Housing guidelines. If these guidelines are not followed, your Application will be withdrawn without further notice!



IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please Read First

Thank you for your interest in our housing programs and properties. To apply for either of our programs, you must complete an easy, step-by-step online application. We no longer accept paper applications.

You must complete the entire process for the application to be valid. Once you have entered all of the required information, you will submit the application and have an opportunity to print a copy for your records.

Your completed application will be held electronically in a pool of applications. As needed, applications will be randomly selected from the pool and placed on our waiting list. If your application is selected and placed on a waiting list, we will contact you for more information and to complete the screening process.

You can go back in at any time to check and update your application. We require that you keep your application up-to-date. If you cannot be reached at the address listed on your application, it will be withdrawn. If it is selected for placement on our waiting list, it is very important that your information is accurate and current.

Before you begin the application, make sure you know the names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of all household members. You will also need to know your total gross monthly household income. Total income means all the money you and all members of your household receive each month from all sources. This includes income from a job, welfare, Social Security, SSI, pensions, support (voluntary or court ordered), interest income, etc. Gross income means the amount received before any deductions, such as taxes, etc.

The application can be completed on any PC (or Mac), tablet, or smartphone. If none of these devices is available to you, click here for a list of locations in the City where you can access a computer.

If you have a specific question not answered here or in the application instructions, please contact us at:

Phone: (717) 397-2835 x3021
TDD 7-1-1 Relay

E-mail: housing.info@lcha.ws


Quick Links:
To view vacant positions at the LCHA, please visit employment.pa.gov to apply. If interested, send resume and cover letter to:

Lancaster City Housing Authority
Attn: Human Resources
325 Church Street
Lancaster PA. 17602

No phone calls please. All applicants will be notified if chosen for an interview.