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.
We are currently renovating two existing properties on Howard Avenue and East Strawberry Street in the city’s southeast neighborhood. The East Strawberry Build is a Faith Build, held in partnership with Thrivent Financial and with support from Lancaster County Churches. The Howard Avenue home, supported by Highland Presbyterian Church, has been officially matched with its future homebuyers, Manny and Awilda (see picture here). A third property on South Lime Street was recently purchased, and construction is slated for 2021.
Please visit our volunteer page to learn about working on our Lancaster build sites.
Renovation is well underway on three severely damaged properties on Cumberland Avenue in Downtown Lebanon. Two of the homes have already been matched with future homebuyers… Ronnie and Rabecca, who have been steadily working on the build sites as part of the sweat equity requirement to purchasing their future homes.
Construction is expected to be complete later this winter. Volunteers make our construction activities run steadily and help to lower renovation costs. Please visit our volunteer page to learn about lending a hand up at our Cumberland Build!