HELP Ministries
HELP Ministries - Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
Due to COVID-19, the office is doing all the intakes over the phone and are not accepting any walk-ins. If someone does show up, HELP will take their phone number to call them and send them away. The only exception would be someone without a phone and those residents should expect to have a long wait.

Assists with move-in assistance, security deposits and/or first month's rent for those who are homeless
, back rent to stop eviction (payment is made only when the it brings the total amount owed to $0.00)
, and court costs: legal fees incurred in resolving a court eviction
413 South 19th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Eligibility: - Resident
- Be homeless or facing eviction

- Have a written agreement with the landlord agreeing to stop the eviction

- Have sufficient income over the amount of rent to pay for utilities, food, and basic living expenses

- Have written verification of all household income at or below 200% of the poverty guideline

- Have received all the Title IV-A Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) from the County Assistance Office for which you are entitled
Hours: Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Walk-in hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 11:00am and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 238-2851 Main
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Call
Fee Amounts: None
Helpful Tips: HELP assists households with delinquent rent payments and helps people who need security deposits.

What Rental Assistance Funds CANNOT Pay For:

• Mortgages, lease to purchase, or escrow payments

• Damages or maintenance fees

• Current or future rent unless enrolled in the Case Management Programs

• Back rent for a residence where you no longer reside

• Move-in assistance after you have moved in

• Move-in assistance due to eviction for non-payment of rent or being an undesirable tenant

• Back rent that cannot be verified due to loss of income or an emergency situation

• Section 8 or subsidized housing back rent
Languages Spoken: Spanish available
Service Contact: HELP Ministries, 717-238-2851
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Rental Deposit Assistance
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