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?
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?
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?
If I own my home, must I sell it before I apply for an apartment?
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?
Do you allow pets?
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?
Do the properties you lease have elevators or laundry facilities?
Are you affiliated with the Housing Authority?
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
- Immediate Last Chair
Mark Shermeyer, SAA architects
- 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
- Banks, Sonny (Anu), The Movement
- Eisenhart Kevin, Eisenhart & Co.
- Frost, Alice Anne, City of York; It’s About Change
- Gorter, Linda, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adam Counties
- Higgins, Judith, Salem Square Community Association
- Kraig Hursh, Leadership York; Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
- Kepner, Elizabeth, BAE Systems
- Lopez, Janis, Community Volunteer
- Jennifer Moubray, Family First Health
- Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council
- Kristen Pittman, RHI Magnesita
- Cheryl Yerger, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty