PHFA Housing Counseling, Development and Information
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) - CARES Rental and Mortgage Payment Assistance
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a law to help people hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. CARES assistance is now available in Pennsylvania for rent relief and mortgage relief. Visit website to obtain application: https://www.phfa.org PHFA's call center is available weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm to assist the public and help with questions about the CARES Rent Relief Program. The toll-free number is 1-855-U-Are-Home (827-3466). July 1st: PHFA mortgage and rental assistance application is open. July 6th: PHFA applications can be submitted. Aug 31st: Eviction moratorium is lifted. Sept. 30th: Last day for rental and mortgage assistance applications. Nov. 30th: Last day of rental and mortgage assistance payments.
Eligibility: - Lost 30% income or lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is behind on their rent - Funds may only be used to cover rent incurred between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020 - The maximum amount of monthly assistance is $750, $4,500 throughout a period of six months - Property owners are eligible to apply on behalf of lessees - Need proof of residency - Need proof of income BEFORE and AFTER March 1, 2020
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (855) 827-3466 Hotline
Intake Procedure: Visit website
Languages Spoken: English
Services:
  • Agencies Impacted By Covid-19
  • Mortgage Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Rent Payment Assistance * COVID-19
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