The Lodge in partnership with Community Basics, Inc. a local housing development corporation opened the Lincoln House, located at 1687 Lincoln Highway East, in 2003. Lincoln House became Lancaster’s first Permanent Supportive Housing Program funded primarily through the Department of Housing & Urban Development for individuals who have a disability, and experience homelessness.
The site was a former Bed and Breakfast which served as the perfect building for this program. The house was renovated into 8 affordable living units where residents lease their own room with a private bath with shared kitchen, dining room, laundry and living areas. These units are affordable because the residents must meet income eligibility criteria for affordable housing as set forth by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provided approximately 50% of the funding for renovation of the sites and 75% of the on-going operations and support services.
The Lodge staff work with prospective residents by verifying eligibility, income and basic tenant qualifications in coordination with CBI and the County Housing Authority, who provides the subsidy for each rental unit if the resident requires it. The Lodge operates the supportive services on-site that empowers residents to gain new skills, access resources, develop their own natural support systems and to reach their personal life goals. Many of the supports offered on site include but not limited to:
- Community Resource Training
- Grocery Shopping
- Employment procurement support
- Fire Safety Training
- Responsibilities of Having an Apartment
- Tenants Rights and Responsibility
- Case Management
To learn more about the Lincoln House contact Director of Residential Services at (717) 368-6106.