Growing Affordable Housing

AHA is the largest developer of nonprofit owned affordable housing in York County. In addition to its own development and property management activities, AHA works with other community-based organizations and private developers to assist them with development and neighborhood redevelopment programs. AHA is a leading advocate for the development of affordable housing and the redevelopment of deteriorated neighborhoods.

Below is information on recent and current projects we have completed and/or are currently undertaking. Sale proceeds of our For-Sale Housing go toward the preservation of existing or development of new affordable housing.

219, 221, 225, and 227 Baltimore Street, Hanover (For-Sale Housing)

In 2017, AHA acquired a property from Hanover Borough following the demolition of a blighted structure. The three-unit building attached to the structure was also acquired and demolished. Plans to subdivide the parcels so four homes could be constructed were approved by the Borough. Construction of the four homes was completed in September 2018, with all homes being sold by July 2019.

320 W Princess Street, York (For-Sale Housing)

AHA entered into an agreement with the City of York Redevelopment Authority to acquire and rehabilitate the home in York. The home was the only blighted property in the block. Its redevelopment increases property values in this up-and-coming neighborhood. The home was completed in December 2019 and sold in June 2020.

Sparrow’s Way, Dover Township (Rental to Homeownership)

We teamed up with Monarch Development Corporation to develop 23 family townhomes in Dover Township. The plan is for each home to include a garage and basement. In addition to the two- and three-bedroom townhomes, the site will include an office, community space, a play area, and off-street parking. Construction is slated to be completed November 2021. The partnership intends to rent the homes for 15 years, after which the homes would be available for homeownership.

354 Main Street, Wellsville (For-Sale Housing)

We recently purchased a vacant parcel of land on Main Street in Wellsville Borough. We are hoping to have a new three-bedroom home built on the site by Summer 2021. This home will be sold to a low-moderate income household.

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    “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.

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