One United Lancaster – Current Information from United Way Lancaster

STATE OF THE COUNTY 2022 Community members gathered at Fulton Theatre on Thursday for the Lancaster Chamber’s “State of the County” forum, with panelists highlighting topics including the job and housing markets, broadband access and embracing Lancaster’s growing diversity. Perspectives on jobs, rent, inclusiveness. Need seen for broadband, more affordable housing‘We have work to do’ to combat hate groups, chamber president says
ADVOCATES CALL FOR STATEWIDE HOUSING REPAIR PROGRAM
The prime sponsor of the Whole-Home Repairs Act is confident it would be a game-changer for Pennsylvania.By passing it, “we can fight housing scarcity, community displacement and instability, and the deterioration of our homes, all at once,” state Sen. Nikil Saval said.Following his address at Crispus Attucks Community Center on Tuesday, Sen. Saval took a walking tour of Lancaster city’s southeast with City Council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El.Read More
State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, speaks about the proposed Whole-Home Repairs Act at Crispus Attucks Community Center on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)
Food Boxes are packed at the Central PA Food Bank’s headquarters in Harrisburg. (Source: Central PA Food Bank)COVID-19 AFTER 2 YEARS: A Q&A WITH CENTRAL PA FOOD BANK’S JOE ARTHUR
Joe Arthur is executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which partners with more than 1,200 agencies in a large swath of the state, including Lancaster County.In 2021, the Food Bank provided 69.1 million pounds of food throughout its 27-county footprint, serving 152,000 people a month on average. Read more
COUNTY HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL GETS UNDERWAY
The inaugural meeting was essentially for orientation and to lay the foundation for the organization’s work, Health & Medical Preparedness Coordinator Violet De Stefano said. Read More
Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

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