Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
CEO - COVID Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program
Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program provides assistance to Luzerne and WyomingCounty households that are unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
165 Amber Lane
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Eligibility: Must meet all eligibility criteria.
* Must be a renter, residing in Luzerne or Wyoming County.
* Must qualify for Unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
* Must demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or loss of housing stability.
* Must meet the program's gross household area median income guidelines. Call or visit website for income guidelines.
Hours: Office: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Closed for lunch noon to 1pm).
These funds may be used to assist households with rental and utility costs incurred between March 12, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 826-0510 Main
  • (800) 822-0359 Toll-Free
  • (800) 822-0359 Toll-Free
Email Address: ceorentrelief@gmail.com
Intake Requirements: All documents must be provided to CEO to begin the application process.
Renter Application required along with require documentation.
Landlord Application - Info to be supplied by the landlord.
Intake Procedure: For information and application, call CEO and ask for the COVID Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program.
Can visit website to complete online application or print out application.
Services:
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Rent Payment Assistance * COVID-19
  • Water Service Payment Assistance * COVID-19
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Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
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