The fair is a free, one-stop-shop event for anyone to attend and learn about information/resources with regard to: Buying/or selling a home, renting a property, developing effective money management skills, improving your credit scores, foreclosure prevention, your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or as a landlord, and much more. Professionals- such as mortgage lenders, bankers, realtors, insurance agents, home renovation contractors, and community organizations- will be available to answer your questions.
Attendees to the fair can also register for grand prizes.
Columbia Borough wants more of its residents to be homeowners, and officials want more dilapidated houses to be fixed up, especially on North Third Street, a major gateway into town.
As part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the struggling borough, which has been battered by decades of economic and technological shifts, Columbia is launching a low-interest loan program with the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership.
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Founded in 1994, the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) focuses on making housing affordable for low- and moderate-income families and individuals in Lancaster County. LHOP’s specific mission statement is: TO CULTIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND RESOURCES TO INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF QUALITY, FAIR AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGHOUT LANCASTER COUNTY. Since its inception, LHOP has provided mortgage assistance for first-time home buyers and loans for both for-profit and non-profit developers of affordable rental housing. Other activities of LHOP include Fair Housing Education and Training; Pre- and Post-Purchase Home Buyer Education; Landlord-Tenant Rights and Responsibilities; Neighborhood Housing Revitalization and the Housing Resource Center.