“This was my first apartment… We’ve been here for four years, and it’s been amazing… It means everything.

Kayla | Resident

Our Mission

Chestnut Housing provides affordable rental housing to people experiencing homelessness because a home is the foundation of a healthy and fulfilling life. We connect people and communities of faith with tangible ways to create more affordable homes in Lancaster.

“My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” 

Isaiah 32: 18

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News & Events


    Op Ed by Chestnut Housing Yesterday LNP|LancasterOnline published “Homelessness is a predictable result of scarce affordable housing,” an opinion piece by Chestnut Housing’s Executive Director Chad Martin. The article cites two key studies from across the U.S. that demonstrate a close link between high housing costs and rates of homelessness.

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  • August Newsletter #2

    Thank You! Last week 17 volunteers contributed a total of 48 hours of hard work to demo and clean a Chestnut Housing apartment on Manor Street. Now we’re ready to renovate and make it a beautiful home for our residents.

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