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Preserving the Past, Building a Promising Future

LongCrest will feature 52 newly constructed affordable housing apartments for low income seniors ages 62 and older, providing a valuable community resource while preserving the history of the Long Home site in Lancaster city.

Presbyterian Senior Living will adaptively reuse the existing main structure of the Long Home and a carriage house to create common area spaces that will include a large community room, fitness room, game room, meeting rooms, resident storage, and other various socializing spaces.

The original Long Home was built in 1905 to fulfill the legacy of Judge Long’s estate to serve seniors with limited income from the Lancaster area. Since then the volunteer board of directors of the Long Home, together with Presbyterian Senior Living whom they joined in 2008, have fulfilled this vision, serving seniors with limited resources with housing in the region.

LongCrest is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.  Applicants must be ages 62 or older and have an income of less than 60% of area median income for Lancaster County. While apartments are subject to income limits, these are not subsidized apartments.  We welcome and accept Housing Choice and VASH Vouchers.

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Each energy-efficient apartment will include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Individually controlled heating and 
    central air conditioning
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Smoke alarms
  • Pre-wired for phone and cable TV

Additional features will include:

  • Community kitchen and other areas
  • Pet friendly
  • Handicap accessible apartments
  • Hearing/vision accessible apartments
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Additional storage
  • Tobacco- and smoke-free community
  • On-site Management and Supportive Service Coordination
  • Fitness Center and Game Room
  • Controlled Building Access
History of the Long Home


  • The Long Home, originally named The Henry G. Long Asylum, was built by the last will and testament of The Honorable Judge Henry G. Long and his daughter, Catharine Long in 1905.

  • It was originally created as “a single women’s which respectable women from the City and County of Lancaster, in indigent circumstances above the age of 45 years, being widows and single women, shall be admitted and maintained.”

  • The Long Home affiliated with Presbyterian Senior Living in 2008.

  • The Long Community at Highland opened in 2012. 

  • LongCrest groundbreaking began May of 2019.

  • LongCrest Senior Apartments due to open 2020.


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