The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization provides a range of services, housing programs and projects designed to assist in the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life in Lancaster’s neighborhoods.
The goal is to make every neighborhood a desirable place to live, work and play by encouraging development and redevelopment through strategic investment of public resources intended to make every neighborhood “livable” through Code Enforcement Compliance, Housing Revitalization and Neighborhood Community Building.
The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization services are delivered through the Code Enforcement Division, Housing Division and the Mobilehome Park Inspection Program to address concerns within the more established areas of the City of Lancaster by reversing the pattern of deterioration and recapturing the sense of place that once existed; increase the livability and vitality of its neighborhoods; and rekindle a sense of pride among residents unique to Lancaster.
In order to accomplish these goals, it will be necessary to address the problems inherent to the City through physical improvements, financial incentives, and social assistance.
These operations work together to prevent further blight by encouraging and fostering housing and economic revitalization by protecting and promoting the sound development and redevelopment of the community; reinvest in the older and often overlooked neighborhoods, commercial districts and downtowns; and encourage new development at the edges of the City to be more compact and pedestrian oriented.
The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization’s services are delivered through four distinct, but integrated operations:
... to make neighborhoods better.
These operations work together and collaborate with other City departments, outside agencies, organizations and citizens to implement neighborhood revitalization plans, help solve neighborhood problems, build capacity in neighborhood organizations, enforce minimum housing and property standards, and maintain and expand the supply of affordable housing.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact the City Clerk Department at (661) 723-6020. TDD users may call the California TDD Relay Service at 1-800-735-2922. Services such as American Sign Language interpreters, a reader during a meeting, auxiliary aids, large print copies of an agenda and/or translation assistance for non-English speakers are available upon reasonable and timely request.
To file a housing discrimination complaint, please select one of these options:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Rights Center (HRC)
- HRC's Public Service Announcement regarding housing discrimination
- HRC's April 2020 Workshops and Events
- HRC's Virtual Services