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July 18, 2016




To keep you updated on activities and current events, the York County Planning Commission has created E-Alerts.  These E-Alerts are just another way to keep you connected with what is taking place in and around your community.  Please explore the articles below or visit the links to the left for other helpful information.

New and Improved Flood Map Viewer
The York County Planning Commission has developed and released a new web mapping application to provide more information related to the latest FEMA flood maps for York County.  This new application pulls information directly from FEMA and includes: Flood Hazard Zones, Cross Sections, Letter or Map Amendments (LOMAs) and Letter of Map Revisions (LOMRs), which will be helpful to anyone in York County that is looking for information about their property in relationship to the FEMA flood hazard area.  Please click on the Flood Map Viewer  to view the application. 
York CountyGrowth Trends
 The York County Planning Commission has released the 2015 Growth Trends for York County.  To view the 2015 Municipal Population Estimates please click here.
The York Homebuyers Assistance Program

The York Homebuyer Assistance Program (YHAP) is designed to help income-eligible people to achieve one of the most important investments of their lives. You may qualify for up to $5,000 (County) or up to 8% of the sales price (City), not to exceed $7,000, to use toward down payment and closing costs .
The funds are provided in the form of a 0%, deferred payment loan. A secondary mortgage lien is recorded against the property, but no monthly payment is required and no interest is charged as long as you own and occupy the home for a full five (5) years after settlement. The loan is forgiven at a rate of 20% per year. After five years, the mortgage will be satisfied. If you vacate the property for any reason during the initial five years, the prorated loan balance will have to be paid.
This program is governed by Federal HUD regulations. To be eligible, you must be a first-time homebuyer or have not owned a home in the last three (3) years.
Participants are required to complete an eight (8) hour homebuyer education course and attend a two (2) hour individual pre-purchase counseling session through Community Progress Council (CPC) or another HUD-approved housing counseling agency.
  The total gross household income must fall below the amounts listed in the chart below:
HOME Program Income Limits
Effective June 6, 2016:
# of People in Household
Gross Annual
Other program restrictions apply. Please call Community Progress Council, Inc. at 717-845-7176 or 1-800-892-5441 for more information.

Draft County Heritage Preservation Plan
Open for Public Comment
The draft York County 2016 Heritage Preservation Plan is now available for public review. This marks the first time the County Comprehensive Plan will contain a Heritage Preservation element, just in time to mark the County's 275th anniversary. The Plan, as well as a one-page summary sheet, can be accessed on the YCPC website at
The draft Plan was prepared by YCPC staff and a Steering Committee composed of individuals in the fields of history, preservation, tourism, community outreach and education, and more.

The Plan contains a number of components: 
  •    a vision and goals for heritage preservation in York County,  
  •   an analysis of the historical development of the County,
  •    an analysis of existing preservation planning resources,
  •   evaluation criteria to aid in decision-making about heritage resources,
  •   a toolbox of resources for any person or group interested in preservation, and,
  •   an action plan that will implement Plan goals.
Please submit written comments or questions to the attention of Amy Evans, YCPC, 28 East Market Street, York, PA 17401, or via email ( ). Comments may also be submitted through OpenComment, a web-based venue for public review and commentary accessible at .  A printed copy is available for review at the YCPC office (address above) during normal business hours.
A Public Meeting to provide an overview of the Plan and receive comment is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 26th, at the York County Emergency Services Center, 120 Davies Dr., York, PA 17402. All interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Comments accepted through August 5, 2016.
Upcoming LTAP Classes 
New LTAP Training courses will be scheduled within York County in the near future.  If interested, please visit the LTAP website for class descriptions and to register for these classes.  If you have any questions, please contact your LTAP Administrator via the LTAP website or Barb Forry at 717-771-9870 or and your question will be answered as quickly as possible. 

We will continue to send out periodic updates to keep you updated and connected with what is happening in and around York County.  Please continue to visit our website for the latest news.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Felicia S. Dell
York County Planning Commission

York County Planning Commission | (717) 771-9870 | |
28 East Market Street
York, PA 17401-1580