Program to beautify Lancaster gets money to hire workers


Front Steps is a program in Lancaster that is making aesthetic improvements along key corridors. 

A property at 559 Manor Street is one of those that will soon see a makeover with the program. 

“We heard from property owners along key corridors like South Queen Street, South Prince Street, West King Street, and Manor Street,” said Jeremy Young, the economic development manager for Lancaster City Alliance. “We heard from property owners on those streets that they would like to make improvements to the exteriors of their homes and businesses, but they didn’t have the financial capacity to do it on their own.”

Lancaster City Alliance oversees the work with Front Steps and they were able to get more money for the program, which is allowing them to hire.

Lancaster City Alliance is relying on Community Action Partnership, a human services organization in the city, to find a few good workers who can get the job done.

“Ideally, it would be great if we could engage people who access services here at CAP,” said Arelis Perez, a leader at CAP. 

Perez told ABC27 News the jobs would train people to work in the construction field all while beautifying the city.

“People kind of need a pipeline to engage with,” Perez said. “There are people out there who want to work and there’s employers that need employees it’s making that connection for them.” 

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