Choices, the housing element of the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, was prepared to conform to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code which requires that the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan include a housing element. This element is designed to meet the housing needs of present and future residents of all income levels through a variety of housing activities, including new construction, conservation, and rehabilitation of housing in older communities.
A Housing Steering Committee conducted an extensive public participation process that provided opportunities for individuals, developers, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to provide input and share information about housing issues.
Based on the work of the Housing Steering Committee and input from the public, a plan was prepared that presented the findings, recommendations and a strategy for implementation of those recommendations. Choices contains goals, objectives and strategies designed to meet the housing needs of current and future residents of all income levels through the year 2030 using a variety of regulatory and programmatic tools to build, rehabilitate, and conserve an adequate supply of housing units. The adopted Housing Element Update is available online and at the Lancaster County Planning Commission office.