|About||YAHG is one of the first non-profit housing development corporation in York County. Founded in 1971, the organization was created to provide much needed affordable and decent housing for York's low income residents in both the city and county.|
|Mission||We improve communities, strengthen neighborhoods, and stabilize lives by providing quality housing for people with limited resources.|
The first of our companies, York Housing Development Corporation, was founded in 1971 in response to a series of meetings held in York known as “The Charette”. It was created to provide affordable and decent housing for York’s low-income people in both the City and the County.
The first major effort of the organization was the acquisition, rehabilitation and resale of 32 substandard houses in the city between 1972 and 1982. In addition to its home ownership activities, the agency became a major developer of rental houses for York County’s low income people. Starting small, the agency acquired five apartment houses in the mid 1970’s which it rehabilitated and rented.
Beginning in 1976, the corporation started work on acquiring the site of the former Children’s Home at Pine and Philadelphia Streets. This was successfully accomplished and soon after financing was secured for the agency’s first major housing development—Delphia House, a 104 unit apartment house for the elderly and disabled. Construction was completed in December, 1977.
In 1979, a grant was provided by York County to York Area Development Corporation (YADC) to begin development activity in the County. Coincidentally, YADC began negotiations with ACCO to acquire one of its former factory buildings on East Princess Street at Broad Street. The ACCO site was eventually acquired and developed as Cable House, an 84-unit apartment house for low income families and now owned and managed by Continental Wingate Management Company.
The property we currently own and manage are Cloverfield-Kingston House, The Delphia House, Dutch Kitchen SRO, East King Street Apartments, Green Meadow Apartments, Highland Manor, Kingston House Apartments, and Liberty Apartments. More information on our housing can be found by visiting the Housing page.