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The Public Housing and Section 8 Programs are not accepting applications at this time.

The LCHA's occupancy standards are as follows:

  • Single person families will be allocated a zero or one bedroom. Single persons will only qualify for an Efficiency unless a one bedroom is required due to a reasonable accommodation.
  • Head of household and co-head of household will share a bedroom.
  • All other household members will be two persons per bedroom regardless of gender with the following exceptions
    • Persons under the age of 18 will not be required to share a bedroom with persons 18 years of age or older
    • Live-in aides will be allocated a separate bedroom. No additional bedrooms will be provided for the live-in aide's family.
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Hours of Operation:
Monday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday:8:00am - 3:00pm

Important Notice Regarding our Hours of Operation

Our Central Offices at 325 Church Street will be closed daily from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.

Nondiscrimination Policy:

LCHA assists families, single people, and people with disabilities. The Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, color, familial status, mental or physical disability.

More Information:

For information on the LCHA Public Housing and Section 8 HCV Programs:

The Lancaster City Housing Authority is proud to be a...

Smoke-Free Housing Provider

"We all breathe the same air. Let's keep it clean!"

The LCHA is fully smoke-free. Click here for English and Spanish versions of our new Smoke-Free Housing Policy.



We provide affordable housing to eligible single persons, couples and families within the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


The Lancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA) owns and operates 564 Public Housing units consisting of 259 family units and 305 elderly/disabled units set in six communities.

Housing is also provided through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The LCHA administers 1,003 Vouchers by matching up eligible applicants with participating private landlords.

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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.