Our Mission

WE ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIVES AND COMMUNITIES BY ADVOCATING FOR, CREATING, AND SUSTAINING AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS.

Who We Are

In 2021, York Area Housing Group changed its doing business as (DBA) name to Affordable Housing Advocates to reflect the renewed commitment of the organization to provide quality, affordable housing in our community.  We have proudly served the York County community for 50 years!

Through our related entities, we own, manage, and develop affordable housing.  We specialize in a variety of housing types:  HUD (Section 8, HOME), USDA Rural Development, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs.  We are also recognized as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).

Below is a list of related entities under Affordable Housing Advocates:

 

  • 381 Associates
  • Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
  • AHP, Inc.
  • Cloverfield-Kingston House
  • Delphia House Associates

 

  • Delphia House Corporation
  • Delphia Management Corporation
  • YADC at Sparrows Way LLC
  • York Area Development Corporation
  • York Housing Development Corporation

Through all the companies mentioned above, we have developed or co-developed over 500 homes and/or apartments throughout York County.  We proudly provide housing to approximately 530 individuals on an annual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn about buying one of the homes you are selling?

You may view this website, or give us a call at 717-846-5139 (TTY: 7-1-1).

Are you accepting applications to rent your apartments?
Yes, we are accepting applications to rent at all of the sites we own and/or manage.
If I am interested in applying at more than one site, do I need to complete multiple applications?

We have one combined pre-application for our subsidized sites, and separate applications for the Dutch Kitchen and our remaining non-subsidized sites.

If I apply to rent one of your apartments, how long must I wait?
This varies by location and bedroom size of some of our locations. From the time we receive a completed application, it could be six or more months before you are contacted about a vacant apartment. Each location maintains its own waitlist and the time on the waitlist varies from site to site.
Is there a fee to apply for an apartment?

No, we do not require a payment/fee to apply for our housing.

How is my rent determined?

Tenant rent for the non-subsidized sites is as posted. Tenant rent for the subsidized sites is based on household income.

Will you check my credit?
Yes, credit checks and other background checks are completed during the tenant selection process, as stated in our Tenant Selection Plans.
If I own my home, must I sell it before I apply for an apartment?
No, you do not have to sell your home prior to applying for an apartment or after you are approved. If the apartment complex you move into is regulated by a federal program, income from the property must be included when calculating your rent. If you do not have actual income from the property, an adjusted value will be considered an asset.
What is the maximum value of assets (such as, but not limited to) checking, savings, pension, home) I may own to be eligible to live in an apartment?
There is no limit on assets; however, income from the asset is included in income.
Do you allow pets?
We only allow pets at Cloverfield-Kingston House, Delphia House Apartments, and Green Meadow Apartments.
Do you allow smoking in the apartments?

Our buildings are SMOKE-FREE, including individual apartments. Smoking is permitted outside in accordance with property guidelines.

Do you offer any wait list preferences, such as a preference for being homeless?
Our applicants are served on a first-come, first-served basis at all our sites. The Dutch Kitchen has separate waiting lists for homeless and non-homeless and gives preference to those on the homeless list.
Do the properties you lease have elevators or laundry facilities?
There are elevators at Cloverfield-Kingston House (both locations), Delphia House Apartments, Dutch Kitchen and Green Meadow Apartments. All of these locations, in addition to Highland Manor Apartments, provide laundry facilities.
Are you affiliated with the Housing Authority?
We are not a subsidiary or sister company of the York Housing Authority. If you need to reach YHA, please call 717-845-2601.

Board of Directors

Affordable Housing Advocates is directed by a Board of Directors. Members provide Affordable Housing Advocates with expertise in areas including, but not limited to, addressing property needs and expansion, fiscal responsibility, human resources, public relations, provision of services, risk assessment, and strategic planning. Members represent a cross section of the community. One-third of Board membership must be residents of low-income neighborhoods, low-income community residents, or elected representatives of low-income neighborhoods in York City/County.

Officers

  • Chair
    Julie Rosenau, CGA Law Firm
  • Vice Chair
    Kraig Hursh, Leadership York; Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Immediate Last Chair
    Shane Patterson, M&T Bank
  • Second Vice Chair
    Casey Darling-Horan, York/Adam MH-IDD
  • Secretary
    Cheryl Yerger, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty
  • Assistant Secretary
    Judy McKee, Retired Lutheran Pastor
  • Treasurer
    Teresa Gregory, Traditions Mortgage
  • Assistant Treasurer
    John Flinchbaugh, CGA Law Firm

Other Members

  • Sonny (Anu) Banks, The Movement
  • Kevin Eisenhart, Eisenhart & Co.
  • Alice-Anne Frost, City of York; It’s About Change
  • Janis Lopez, Community Volunteer
  • Judith Higgins, Salem Square Community Association
  • Elizabeth Kepner, BAE Systems
  • Linda Gorter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adam Counties
  • Jennifer Moubray, Family First Health
  • Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council
  • Kristen Pittman, RHI Magnesita
  • Mark Shermeyer, SAAarchitects

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C. 202250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).”

“Affordable Housing Advocates does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.  Kimberly Krynock (Affordable Housing Advocate, 3 Rathton Road, York, PA 17403, 717-846-5139, TTY: 7-1-1) has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, part 8 dated June 2, 1988).

York Area Housing Group is now Affordable Housing Advocates.

Affordable Housing Advocates