First Time Homebuyer Program
Not a homeowner? Why not let the City help you become one? The City can provide generous financial assistance to income eligible buyers to take the important step to homeownership. You’ll need a little of your own money, reasonably good credit and steady income to qualify for BIG benefits. If you’re ready to make a commitment and investment in the future, buying a house through the First Time Homebuyer program makes sense.
Details on this program including eligibility requirements are available by contacting the Lebanon County Redevelopment Authority at (717)274-1401 x 134.
Learn more about becoming a homebuyer at one of our Homebuyer 101 Classes. Classes are available in English and Spanish.
Housing Rehabilitation Programs
The City of Lebanon has two Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs. The first is an Emergency Rehabilitation Program. The purpose of this program is to provided assistance to eligible owner-occupied single-family dwellings that are in need of emergency home repairs to correct substandard conditions and code violations that are immediate health and safety hazards. The Emergency Home Rehabilitation Program is designed to address only those items that meet the objective of the program and is not intended to be a general home rehabilitation program. For more information about this program, contact Janelle Mendoff at 717-639-2800 Option 5.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides grants and low interest loans with manageable payments to fit most budgets. Only owner occupants qualify and household income determines initial eligibility. Funds are also available to reduce lead paint hazards that pose a potential risk to children. This program differs from the Emergency Rehabilitation Program because the work being completed is not considered emergency. Details on this program including eligibility requirements are available by contacting the Lebanon County Redevelopment Authority at (717)274-1401 x 134.