Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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.
More information here:
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.
Happenings at Columbia Crossing in March 2017
Check out the following events being held at the Columbia Crossing Building located at the Columbia River Park (41 Walnut Street) in March 2017
March 8th – 10:00 -11:00 AM – Tadpole Time: Wind
Monthly Early Childhood story time for ages 2-5. Tadpole Time will feature monthly themes that explore the natural world along the river, with a nature-themed story, songs, and activities that will encourage your child's curiosity about the world around them.
For children ages 2-5 with their caretakers. $4 per child and registration is suggested. Register by calling 717-449-5607, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or pay at the door.
March 10th – 6:00-7:30 PM Basics of Nature Photography
Join Susquehanna Heritage at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center to expand your photography skills. Learn from Chris Arendt of the Camera Center of York the best techniques to taking scenic and creative outdoor shots and identify great locations to practice along the Susquehanna Greenway. Enjoy light refreshments, peruse our exhibit of Susquehanna Greenway Partnership's photo contest winners, and plan your next outdoor photography adventure. The cost for this unique presentation is $10/person. Registration required.
March 18th -10 AM – 4 PM Susquehanna Saturday: Harnessing the Wind- Sponsored by LCSWMA
Our monthly Susquehanna Saturday program this month will explore how wind, present along the riverfront, is a force that can cause movement, motion, and power, and how to use this force in our everyday lives. This hands-on educational program is available anytime between 10 am and 4 pm, while supplies last. All Susquehanna Saturdays are free for all ages, but a suggested donation of $2 per participant is appreciated.
March 29th – 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM Nature Crafting
Create a unique piece of jewelry to welcome spring! Make a miniature bird's nest necklace or ring using natural materials, and have an opportunity to check out the spectacular birds in the Audubon's Annual Photography Awards exhibit on display. Bring a friend and craft along together. All materials provided. Ages 8+, Children under the age of 12 must participate with an accompanying adult. $10 per person, register by calling 717-449-5607, e-mailing email@example.com.
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