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?
Please change the response to: 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.
Shane Patterson, M&T Bank
- Vice Chair
Julie Rosenau, CGA Law Firm
- Second Vice Chair
Kenneth Watts, SpiriTrust Lutheran
Casey Darling-Horan, York/Adam MH-IDD
- Assistant Secretary
Judy McKee, Retired Lutheran Pastor
Teresa Gregory, Traditions Mortgage
- Assistant Treasurer
John Flinchbaugh, CGA Law Firm
- Alice Anne Frost, City of York; It’s About Change
- Janis Lopez, Community Volunteer
- Kevin Eisenhart, Eisenhart & Co.
- Linda Gorter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adam Counties
- Sonny (Anu) Banks, The Movement
- Cheryl Yerger, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty
- Jennifer Moubray, Family First Health
- Kraig Hursh, Leadership York; Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
- Mark Shermeyer, SAA architects
- Elizabeth Kepner, BAE Systems
- Judith Higgins, Salem Square Community Association
- Kristen Pittman, RHI Magnesita
- Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council