Dauphin County - Human Services Office
Dauphin County - Emergency Rental Assistance Program - ERAP
Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Instructions and Information for Dauphin county residents who have been impacted by Covid-19.
NOTE: Walk-In appointments will not be accepted.
2 South Second Street
5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Eligibility: 1. Qualify for unemployment benefits OR experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19 that threaten the household’s ability to pay the costs of the rental property when due
2. Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include past due rent and utility notices and eviction notices
3. Must be at 80% Area Median Income or below.
Family Size and Maximum Income:
  • 1 Person - $47,600/year
    • 2 Person - $54,400/year
    • 3 Person - $61,200/year
    • 4 Person - $68,000/year
    • 5 Person - $73,450/year
    • 6 Person - $78,900/year
    • 7 Person - $84,350/year
    • 8 Person - $89,800/year
      (more information on this is found on the Dauphin County website)
  • Hours: To learn more about getting an appointment, call 2-1-1, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm
    Phone/FAX Numbers
    • (717) 780-6288 Main
    • (717) 255-2858 Fax
    • 211 Intake
    Email Address: rentutilityassist@dauphinc.org rentutilityassist@dauphinc.org
    Intake Requirements: MUST have the following items to upload to the application:
  • 2020 Tax return (form 1040) OR 2 months of most recent paystubs OR unemployment compensation statement
    • Signed lease or rental agreement
    • Documentation from landlord or utility provider demonstrating arrears owed
    • Copy of identification (government issued photo ID or driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, etc.)
    • Proof of residence, if not included in other required documents
    • Click here for printable instructions
      OR cut and paste web site in your browser: https://www.dauphincounty.org/government/departments/human_services/emergency_rental_assistance__instructions_and_information.php
  • Intake Procedure:
  • Call 2-1-1 to speak with a representative.
    • There is an online application for this program.
    • Online application must be filled out at one time. Cannot go back and complete application at a later time once application process is started.
    • Click here for the online application.
      OR cut and paste web site in your browser: hhttps://dauphincounty.rja.revize.com/forms/1959
    • PAPER APPLICATIONS are avaialble at Christian Church's United, located at 413 South 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA
      17104
      RETURN paper applications to: Christian Churches United drop box or mail to: HELP Ministries, Attn: ERAP Program, 413 S. 19th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Services:
    • Electric Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Gas Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Internet Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Rent Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Sewer Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Telephone Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    • Water Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
    If you represent this agency, update your listing here.
    * The community resource directory information is up to date to the best of our knowledge. However, you should always call the provider to confirm this information and make an appointment. Be sure to confirm payment information with the provider, if payment is required. Pennsylvania 211 does not rate, recommend or endorse any agency. We simply provide information as a public service.
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