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For contact information and a short summary of specific branches and programs of Tabor, see the Directory below.
Main Phone Line
308 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
PO Box 1676
Lancaster, PA 17608-1676
Development • Contact: (717) 397-5182 ext 130
Finance & Operations • Contact: (717) 397-5182 ext 116
Programs & Services • Contact: (717) 397-5182 ext 120
To contact a specific program or service please see the referral guide below.
Guide to Our Services
- Financial & Homeownership Services:
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Pennsylvania (CCCS)
- Financial Literacy & Housing Education
- First-Time Homebuyer Services
- Matched Savings Accounts (MSA)
- Mortgage & Foreclosure Counseling
- Homeless & Rental Counseling:
- Shelter to Independent Living Program (STIL)
- Supportive Housing:
- Beth Shalom House of Peace, the V. Ronald & Diane L. Smith "Home for a New Start"
- Jubilee House
- Market View Apartments (MVA)
- Transitional Living Center (TLC)
- Community Development Programs:
Financial & Homeownership Services:
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Pennsylvania (CCCS) • Contact: (717) 397-5182 option 7
Assists with the development of plans to manage household finances and when appropriate can set up debt repayment plans. No qualifications and no fee for counseling. Provides budget workshops. Payments in the amount of $50 for start-up and $15-35 monthly apply for debt repayment plans.
Financial Literacy & Housing Education • See webpage to register for a workshop
Tabor offers both free, on-site workshops available to the public, as well as Traveling Financial Literacy, Housing, and Youth workshops, available to area churches, organizations, and businesses.
First-Time Homebuyer Services • Contact: (717) 358-9386
Provides families with one-on-one counseling to identify the steps they need to take to become homebuyer ready and gain mortgage approval. Provides support throughout the home purchase process. Income limits apply. No fees.
Matched Savings Accounts (MSA) • Contact: (717) 358-9386
Dollar for dollar matches on money saved when used to purchase set assets including: home purchase/improvements, business start-up, first time vehicle, or education for child or self. Income requirements and limited availability. Please call for eligibility.
Homeless & Rental Counseling:
Beth Shalom House of Peace, the V. Ronald & Diane L. Smith "Home for a New Start" • Contact: (717) 358-9376
A Christian based transitional housing program for single mothers leaving prison, or who have been released from prison within the last six months, where they can reunite with their children. Monthly program fee is based on 30% of their income. Referrals must be from Lancaster County and are accepted from the Lancaster County Prison Chaplain, and other social service agencies in the community.
Jubilee House • Contact: (717) 358-9376
A transitional housing program for women who have children and no place to go after completing a residential treatment program for substance abuse. Monthly program fee is based on 30% of their income. Must meet HUD definition of homelessness and be in recovery. Referrals must be from Lancaster County and are accepted from their drug and alcohol treatment program and other social service agencies in the community.
Market View Apartments (MVA) • Contact: (717) 358-9376
Permanent, supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and are disabled. Must meet HUD definition of homelessness and have a disabling condition verified by a physician. Tenants will have a traditional lease agreement through Project Based Section 8, paying 30% of their income for rent. Residents are active members of the community, participating in volunteer service or employment for 20 hours per week. Market View has a focus on self-sufficiency through community building.
Transitional Living Center (TLC) • Contact: (717) 397-0156
51 unit, short-term interim housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Populations served include 17 rooms for Veterans, folks coming direclty from prison through the RMO, Emergency shelter for families and those who have been referred or attended orientation. The priority and focus is obtaining permanent housing through an emphasis on budgeting and education. Residents attend a variety of Life Skills classes, including Budgeting, Parenting and Landlord/Tenant Representation. Average length of stay approximately 3-5 months.
Community Development Programs:
If you are looking for services but don't know where to apply, please call us on weekdays 8am-5pm at (717) 397-5182 and we'll help you determine the best next step.
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