To learn more about our current construction and renovation projects, please read below.
Since 1986, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat has constructed and rehabilitated homes throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties as part of our homeownership program.
Our building opportunities come to us in many ways. We have built on land donated to us by local churches or private entities. We have constructed homes on properties were condemned homes once stood. We have completely rehabilitated fire-damaged homes donated to us by generous individuals. We are on the constant lookout for space within the region that might be ideal for a single-family homes. In an effort to bring families closer to their place of work, extended family and schools, we look to create affordable housing where there is need.
Currently, we have real estate in both Lancaster and Lebanon to create homeownership for 100 more families over the next five years and the capacity to preserve homeownership for another 150 families. But there is much more work to be done. More affordable homes are needed to meet the existing demand. Please consider joining our team of sponsors and supporters who have helped with previous builds. Visit our Support Us pages to learn how you can make homeownership possible.
This spring, our team began renovation of a condemned home on South Lime Street, which will become the future home of Shamaica and her three young children. Shamaica applied to Habitat’s first-time homebuyers program after her daughters became severely ill due to mold and mildew in their rental unit. Shamaica has re-arranged her work schedule so she can work on the construction site alongside volunteers each Friday.
Construction will begin at the Fremont Street Build in the SoWe neighborhood later this year, while a 4-home new construction project in the Borough of Columbia on S. Fifth Street is slated to start at the beginning of 2023.
Please visit our volunteer page to learn about working on our Lancaster build sites.
Renovation is almost complete on three severely damaged properties on Cumberland Avenue in Downtown Lebanon. Homebuyer Ronnie recently celebrated his new home with a dedication ceremony at the start of the year. Rabecca’s home, followed by Tweety’s, will be complete this spring.
Next up… our construction volunteers will be working on a rehab at Chestnut Street, which will be the future home of Noemi and her family. A complete tear-down and rebuild will shortly follow on N. 11th Street, also in the City of Lebanon.