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Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Provides emergency financial relief to Allegheny County residents who meet criteria and have lost income or faced hardship due to COVID-19.
Eligibility: Household has at least one person who qualifies for unemployment, has lost income, or suffered financially due to COVID-19, at least one person who is at risk of experiencing homelessness if they don’t get help, a total income below 80% of the Area Median Income for Allegheny County

Applicants are eligible if they have been financially impacted by the pandemic, including provable loss of income or employment, COVID-related increases in expenses such as medical bills or care of a household member, or the inability to get back to work for those laid off prior to March 2020.
Center for Family Services
Center for Family Services - Main Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Providing assistance with rent and utilities for people affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19.
Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
213 West Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Eligibility: Individuals past due on rent or utilities.
Hours: Must call for screening and appointment.

Locations available for in person: Titusville - every Tuesday, Springboro - 1st Thursday of the month, Linesville - 2nd Thursday, Jamestown - 3rd Thursday, and Cambridge Springs - 4th Thursday.
Chester County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Chester County Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP)
The American Recovery Act has made available additional rental/utility arrears funding for which some residents of Chester County may be eligible.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Chester County Residents
Household must be below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) at the time of application. See this chart: https://www.phfa.org/forms/pacares/rental/RRP-County-Income-Limits.pdf to determine financial eligibility.

You must be behind in rent and/or utilities for March 2020 or after
* Also can assist with mobile home lot rent

Only current tenants' arrears are eligible. Funds may not be used for already-evicted renters. Can now assist with rental deposits as well as arrears.
Hours: Resource Navigators are available to complete the intake process 24/7.
Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Delaware County officially launched the Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance (DELCO ERA) Grant Program on March 26. The program assists renters who have suffered disruption and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $37 million is available to residents to assist with past due rent and an outstanding utility bill.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
DELCO ERA will pay for past due rent, the largest past due utility bill, and up to three months of future eligible housing/utility expenses totaling up to 15 months of assistance. Past due rent can go as far back as April 1, 2020. DELCO ERA does not pay for deposits.

* No more than one application per household.
* Grant funds are paid directly to the landlord/property manager and the utility company.
* Funds will be distributed on a "first-come, first qualified and approved" basis until program funds are depleted.


Residents are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited! Application Specialists are available to assist. People with language and/or physical challenges can request assistance with application submission.
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Delaware County residents who can demonstrate that:
1. Household income is no more than 80% of area median income.
* Priority will be given to households at or below 50% AMI.
2. The applicant must provide evidence of disruption and/or loss due to COVID-19 pandemic such as:
* Qualified for unemployment benefits during the pandemic or can attest in writing that they or a member of their household has experienced a reduction of income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the pandemic; and
* Can demonstrate a risk of housing instability and/or homelessness such as a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice.

Priority for processing will be given to households earning less than 50% AMI and/or households with at least one person unemployed who has an active claim with the Office of Unemployment Compensation for at least 90 days prior to the date of their full application.
Hours: The website is available 24/7.
Dollar Energy Fund
Dollar Energy Fund - Utility Payment Assistance
The $1 Energy Fund Grant Program assists utility customers who meet income and payment eligibility guidelines with a $100-$500 grant applied directly to their utility bill. Program Dates:

October 1 - November 29: open for services that are off or threat of termination only.
December 2 - March 31: open for services that are off only.
February 3 - February 28: open for services that are off or in threat of termination.

To apply for Dollar Energy funds, the account holder must live in the home. The grant covers residential, single home or apartment service. "Cooking only", commercial, industrial or apartments with shared utility service are not eligible. Applicants can only receive one grant per utility, per program year (October 1st through September 28).
PO Box 42329
Pittsburgh, PA 152030329
Eligibility: If applicants are eligible and programs are open, applicants must apply for LIHEAP and CRISIS before applying for the Dollar Energy Fund Hardship Program. Gross monthly household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Income Calculator. Applicants must have an outstanding balance on their utility bill of at least $100. Seniors (age 62+) may have a $0 balance as long as there is no existing credit on the account.Proof of Sincere Effort of Payment: Gas and electric: Applicants must have paid at least $150 on their account in the past 90 days; senior citizens (age 62 and over) must have paid $100 on their accounts. Water and sewer: Applicants must have paid at least $100 on their account in the last 90 days; senior citizens (age 62 and over) must have paid at least $50.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 8:00pm
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists families struggling to make rental and utility (electric, water/sewer and trash, natural gas/propane/oil) payments.
28 Penn Square
Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17603
Eligibility: * Must be a Lancaster County resident who is unable to pay due to a loss of income (loss of job or reduction in hours), loss of unemployment or other financial hardship related to Covid-19
* Must demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
* Assistance is available for households that are low to median income. Click here for Lancaser County Income Limits
Hours: Appointment not required
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Tuesday, 8:00am to 6:30pm; Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Mercer County Housing Authority
Mercer County Housing Authority - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has funds available for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.

ERAP is for the benefit of current tenants and landlords in Mercer County. The focus of the program is to assist with housing stability and to address arrearages for rental and utility payments, a well as possible short-term future rent.

The Federal moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent has been extended to June 30th. The lead agency managing the program is Mercer County Housing Authority in partnership with the Shenango Valley Urban League and Community Action Partnership of Mercer County.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
700 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Farrell, PA 16121
Eligibility: Only current tenants and landlords of properties in Mercer County are eligible to apply for grants.

Please note that landlords of evicted tenants are not permitted to apply for payment.

Eligibility is is subject to applicable income requirements. View the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services breakdown of income eligibility limits by clicking here.

Tenants must be able to demonstrate that they were unemployed, had hours reduced, or lost income after March 13, 2020. Some applicants will be required to complete Case Management.
Hours:
The ERAP Office is open:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday and Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
COMPASS - Emergency Rental Assistance Program - ERAP
Provides assistance to households that have experienced economic insecurity and have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ERAP provides tenant households assistance with rental costs and utilities to include past money owed.

This funding source may be different from other county COVID-19 Emergency Rent Payament Assistance Programs. In some cases both funds may be used. County case managers will be able to offer guidance.
Website Only
Eligibility: ERAP is for renters or homeless households. Tenants can apply for themselves or a landlord can apply on behalf of their current tenant(s). There are income guidelines:
Click here for Income Information OR
Click here for application.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
UWSWPA Emergency Basic Needs - COVID-19 Fund Application
Provides assistance with emergency basic needs.

Individuals who have been affected by COVID-19, residing in Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland, may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Basic Needs - COVID-19 Fund Application.
United Way of Southwestern PA
1250 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eligibility: Individuals who have been affected by COVID-19, residing in Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties, may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Basic Needs - COVID-19 Fund Application.
Hours: Online Application available 24/7.
Venango County Department of Human Services
Venango County DHS - Main Complex - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Assisting individuals who are struggling with rent and utilities due to a COVID-19.
Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
1 Dale Avenue
Franklin, PA 16323
Eligibility: Residents of Venango County. Financially impacted by COVID-19 and currently rent your home. Must meet specific income guidelines and demonstrate that they were affected by COVID-19 after March 13, 2020.
Hours: Call or visit web site for more information.
Your Way Home
Your Way Home - Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC) - Covid-19 Assistance Programs
Provides centralized screening, assessment, referral for Covid-19 rental and utility payment assistance services in Montgomery County. Service is provided by the 2-1-1 Call Center. The call center will pre-screen individuals 24/7 and complete appropriate assessments during hours of operation. Services through the Your Way Home Program are not guaranteed.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
Eligibility: Those needing assistance with rent and utility payments due to Covid-19.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Fridays 7:00am to 6:00pm
ACLAMO Family Centers
ACLAMO Family Centers - Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC)
Each household can receive up to $1,500 per month in assistance for rental arrears and/or utility arrears dating back to March 1, 2020, with a maximum of 6 months’ worth of arrears being awarded, not to exceed $9,000 per household.
Arrears ONLY - cannot be used for deposits or future expenses.

Email HousingProgram@aclamo.org for additional information.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
512 West Marshall Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Eligibility: - Household must reside in Montgomery County at the time of application.
- Household must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income at the time of application. See this chart (Montgomery County) to determine if meet this criteria: https://www.phfa.org/forms/pacares/rental/RRP-County-Income-Limits.pdf

- Household must have rent arrears and/or an eviction notice and/or utility arrears and/or a utility shut-off notice at the time application in order to receive assistance.
- Household must be able to self-report a COVID hardship and have no alternative means to pay the rent and/or utility arrears for which the household is applying.
Hours: Website available 24/7.

Site hours may vary. Call to inquire or to leave voicemail after hours.
Action Wellness
Action Wellness - Housing Services
Action Wellness Housing staff offer assistance to clients who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining housing. Staff provide a range of services and options to assist clients in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing. Housing services include counseling, subsidized housing for homeless individuals with HIV Disease, and assistance applying for housing related benefits and entitlements.
1216 Arch Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: Provides services to people struggling with HIV Disease and other chronic illnesses, the LGBTQ community, and people who are at risk for contracting HIV Disease.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
AGAPE
Agape - Financial Assistance
Program facilitates local communications between those in need and the organzations that can help them. When resources are unavailable or have been exhausted, financial assistance is provided for heating, rent, utilities, mortgage, car, medical and prescription expenses and other needs.
19 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Eligibility: Must meet program guidelines and income guidelines. Assistance provided on case by case basis depending on available funding.
Hours: Office hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Thursdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Agency for Community Empowerment of NEPA (ACE)
ACE of NEPA - UGI GAS Customer Assistance Program (CAP)
The CAP (Customer Assistance Program) offers personalized monthly payment amounts based on gross income, household size, and energy usage at the property. CAP Program arranges a reduced payment plan for UGI-Penn Natural Gas customers who are eligible and have an active UGI-PNG account. Customers must have a verifiable source of income on which the CAP payment is based. Part of the customer agreement with UGI-PNG is that the customer apply for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). SLHDA, Inc. is able to assist UGI-PNG customers with the completion of their LIHEAP application and forward the application to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for processing.
123 Wyoming Avenue
3rd Floor, Suite 311
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: UGI-Penn Natural Gas customers who are eligible and have an active UGI-PNG account.
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm
Allegheny Link
Allegheny LINK - Intake for Urban Redevelopment Authority Housing Stabilization Program (URA HSP)
Provides one-time or short-term (up to three months) financial assistance to households facing a temporary, non-recurring housing crisis, including those affected by the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
One Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 152229667
Eligibility: Open to City of Pittsburgh residents.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 7:00pm
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches - Financial Stability - Emergency Financial Assistance
Provides financial assistance to families who are in emergency situations. The assistance is in the form of gasoline assistance, clothing, furniture, emergency food vouchers, emergency travel assistance, help with rent and utilities and help with prescriptions. Also provides referrals to other agencies.
1913 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Eligibility: Income under 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
American Rescue Workers
American Rescue Workers - Gas Service Payment Assistance
Financial assistance to help pay for gas service for low-income individuals.
502 Mulberry Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
American Rescue Workers
American Rescue Workers - Utility Assistance
Assist applicants with the payment of a fuel or utility bill.
337 Bridge Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Eligibility: Requests for utility assistance must be accompanied by a shut-off notice. Participants must be cleared by the Clearinghouse.
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 3:00pm; Wednesday (Food Only) 1:00pm to 4:00pm; Thursday and Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Armstrong County Community Action Agency
Armstrong County Community Action Agency - Housing Assistance Program
Provides help for the homeless or near homeless in the areas of rental assistance, assessment for housing services and utility assistance.
705 Butler Road
Kittanning, PA 16201
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Armstrong County Community Action Agency
Armstrong County Community Action Agency - Emergency Rent Assistance Program
Emergency Rental Assistance Program has funds available for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
705 Butler Road
Kittanning, PA 16201
Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief
Provides emergency aid, in the form of either a direct grant (a cash gift, not to be repaid) or an interest-free loan, and by giving college scholarships to children of soldiers. Under Army regulations, officers must recommend whether their soldiers deserve aid.

2530 Crystal Drive
Suite 13161
Arlington, VA 22202
Eligibility: The following individuals are eligible for assistance from Army Emergency Relief:
  • Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
  • Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (National Guard under Title 10 authority and Army Reserve) who are on continuous active duty for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible family members.
  • Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability or retired upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their eligible family members.
  • Widows, widowers and orphans of Soldiers who died while on active duty or after retirement as cited above.
Associated Charities
Associated Charities - Neighbor to Neighbor Fuel Assistance
Provides natural gas fuel assistance in partnership with National Fuel Company.
409 East Central Avenue
Titusville, PA 16354
Eligibility: Ages 55+
Hours: Call for more information.
Benefits Data Trust
Benefits Data Trust - PA Benefits Center
Provides assistance over the phone for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for:

- PACE/PACENET (Rx assistance)
- LIS/Extra Help (SSA benefit for Medicare Part D)
- SNAP (food stamps)
- LIHEAP (heating assistance)
- Property Tax or Rent Rebate
- Mediaid
- Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
- Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Counselors are available to discuss health insurance options and help understand the new health care law (Affordable Care Act).
1500 Market Street
Suite 2800
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Eligibility: PA residents 60+.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Benefits Data Trust
Benefits Data Trust - BenePhilly
Provides in-person or over the phone assistance to any Philadelphian seeking to apply for a variety of state and federal benefit programs including:

- PACE/PACENET (Rx assistance)
- LIS/Extra Help (SSA benefit for Medicare Part D)
- SNAP (food stamps)
- LIHEAP (heating assistance)
- Property Tax or Rent Rebate
- Medicaid
- Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
- CHIP
- TANF
- Homestead Exemption

BenePhilly can also provide screenings and assistance in seeking Social Security Disability benefits (SSI/SSDI), WIC, Unemployment Insurance, health insurance counseling, and many other services.

2 Logan Square
Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Eligibility: Residents of Philadelphia.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc.
Berks Coalition to End Homelessness - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
No longer processing new applications after October 4, 2021
Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists families struggling to make rental and utility (electric, water/sewer and trash, natural gas/propane/oil) payments.
622-654 Washington Street
Berks County Service Center, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA 19601
Eligibility: - Must be a Berks County resident who is unable to pay due to a 20% or more loss of income (loss of job or reduction in hours), loss of unemployment or other financial hardship related to Covid-19.
- Must have a household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income
- At risk of homelessness or housing instability
- Must have a valid email address
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30am to 3:30pm; Closed Monday and Friday
Blair County Community Action Agency
Blair County Community Action - Gas Service Payment Assistance
Financial assistance for paying utility bills.
2301 Beale Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Eligibility: Must be renting, (Must state in the lease that interruption of services will result in eviction) must have employment/income (child support is considered income and so is cash assistance but they must have a positive budget) must reside in Blair County.
Hours: Hours vary.
Blair County Community Action Agency
Blair County Community Action - Utility Assistance
Financial assistance for paying utility bills.
Eligibility: Must be renting, (Must state in the lease that interruption of services will result in eviction) must have employment/income (child support is considered income and so is cash assistance but they must have a positive budget) must reside in Blair County.
Hours: Hours vary.
Bloomsburg Salvation Army Service Center
Bloomsburg Salvation Army Service Center
Provides occasional emergency assistance such as help with rent, utilities, heating fuel, food and clothing on a case by case basis contingent upon available funds. Will refer to other county agencies/programs as Salvation Army funds are limited.
Requests for food assistance - will first be directed to local food pantries. Will consider food emergencies with food voucher.
Assistance for rent payment - if funds are available - is limited to $200 and requires documentation from landlord who must sign consent form. Does not provide assistance for rent deposit/security.
Assistance for utilities as funding allows. . Note: Will refer to the Bloomsburg Water Company - Suez Water for the Suez Carers customer assistance program.
For clothing emergencies - can provide voucher for the Salvation Army thrift store.
For assistance with heating fuel - must first have used LIHEAP funds.
Intake social worker will discuss other available funding sources to alleviate needs.
345 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Eligibility: Must reside in one of the following zipcode areas: 17814,17815,17820,17927,17839,18631,17846,17858,17859,17878 & 17888, 17821, 17822, 17884, 17920 & 17839
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Blueprints
Blueprints - Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance
Blueprints has rent and utility assistance available for Washington County residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
150 West Beau Street
Suite 106
Washington, PA 15301
Eligibility: If you have experienced job loss or reduced hours since March 13, 2020 due to the pandemic, you may be eligible.
Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Agency
Bob Perks Fund - Main Administrative Office - Gas Service Payment Assistance
Assists cancer patients with paying gas service bills.
PO Box 313
State College, PA 16804
Eligibility: Those with cancer who need help with basic necessities.
Hours: Call for more information.
Boyertown Area Multi-Service
Boyertown Area Multi-Service - Energy Assistance
Designed to assist with utilities (electric and gas) or fuel bills. Assist with completing of Crisis Fuel applications through LIHEAP.
200 West Spring Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Eligibility: Individuals needing assistance with utilities or a fuel bill; Based on income
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Brashear Association
Brashear Association - Utility Assistance - The Pet Shop
Helps low-income households access utility assistance through the application process for LIHEAP, Crisis, CAP programs, Dollar Energy, and weatherization services. Partners include Dollar Energy and Columbia Gas.
212 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Eligibility: 200% Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm By Appointment Only
Brashear Association
Brashear Association - Utility Assistance - Brashear Center
Helps low-income households access utility assistance through the application process for LIHEAP, Crisis, CAP programs, Dollar Energy, and weatherization services. Partners include Dollar Energy and Columbia Gas.
2005 Sarah Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Eligibility: 200% Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm By Appointment Only
Brashear Association
Brashear Association - Neighborhood Employment Center - Utility Assistance
Helps low-income households access utility assistance through the application process for LIHEAP, Crisis, CAP programs, Dollar Energy, and weatherization services. Partners include Dollar Energy and Columbia Gas.
730 East Warrington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Eligibility: 200% Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm By Appointment Only
Breathing Room Foundation
Breathing Room Foundation Family Support Program
The Breathing Room Foundation supports family's needs while in active treatment for a cancer diagnosis. The support given includes; a small financial award that can be used to pay a bill or a gift card for gas, groceries or other necessities and we also offer support for children's programs if there are children under the age of 18 in the home. A nomination needs to be completed by the patient's oncology social worker or a healthcare professional involved with their cancer care.
8310 Brookside Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Eligibility: Patient must be in active treatment and be referred by a social worker or healthcare provider involved with their cancer care. Must also live in service areas, a list can be found
Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday
Bridge of Penn York Valley Churches
The Bridge Penn-York Valley Churches - Emergency Financial Assistance
Vouchers are issued for emergency assistance by voucher writers associated with the member churches of The Bridge to those who qualify. Vouchers are mainly issued for:
Shelter for people facing eviction (need an eviction notice), needing a security deposit to secure housing, or needing overnight shelter.
Utilities for those in danger of having their gas, electric, or water turned off (need a shut-off notice).
Food for transients needing a meal after Food Bank hours.
Transportation for those stranded and unable to get transportation out of the community.
Other emergency situations or other monetary crises may be considered once the proper eligibility has been established.
There is a limit to what a family can receive but each case is decided on an individual basis.
P.O. Box 202
Sayre, PA 18840
Eligibility: Eligibility requirements including those related to residence (within the school districts of Waverly, Sayre, and Athens as well as transients), previous help from The Bridge, and family income guidelines as determined through the completion of an interview and application.
Hours: Monday through Wednesday 9:00am to 12:30pm and Thursday 9:00am to11:30am
Bringing Hope Home
Light of Hope Family Grant Program
Provides financial assistance to those with cancer and their families
641 Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Eligibility: Call for information
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Bucks County Government
Bucks County - Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA) Program
The BERA Program provides a coordinated assistance program to eligible Bucks County tenants impacted by COVID-19. Both tenants and their landlords are encouraged to apply – either party can start the application. Landlords are able to apply and invite multiple tenants to participate in the program at one time.

Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Eligibility: Tenants will be required to provide documentation of eligibility such as identification and income documentation. Landlords must submit a W-9 and, if there are rental arrears, a ledger/statement documenting what is owed.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm (subject to change)
Bucks County Opportunity Council
Bucks County Opportunity Council - Emergency Services
Emergency and preventative assistance helps low-income families achieve and maintain their self-sufficiency. Services include rental and move in assistance and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities. Whenever possible, families and individuals are asked to contribute a co-payment.
33 Union Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Eligibility: Bucks county residents
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Bucks County Opportunity Council
Bucks County Opportunity Council - Emergency Services
Emergency and preventative assistance helps low-income families achieve and maintain their self-sufficiency. Services include rental and move in assistance and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities. Whenever possible, families and individuals are asked to contribute a co-payment.
721 Veterans Highway
Bristol, PA 19007
Eligibility: Bucks county residents
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Bucks County Opportunity Council
Bucks County Opportunity Council - Emergency Services
Emergency and preventative assistance helps low-income families achieve and maintain their self-sufficiency. Services include rental and move in assistance and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities. Whenever possible, families and individuals are asked to contribute a co-payment.
136 C Mill Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Eligibility: Bucks county residents
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Carbon County Action Committee For Human Services
Carbon County Action Committee For Human Services - Utility Assistance
Agency can assist low income customers with home heating expenses through several programs including: Operation Help (emergency grants to prevent electric service termination), other emergency assistance grants for emergency fuel deliveries, and/or the State WAP, PPL WRAP, or UGI LIURP weatherization assistance programs that install energy savings measures for the purpose of reducing heat loss and home heating expenses).
267 South Second Street
Lehighton, PA 18235
Eligibility: Residents of Carbon County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm ; closed major holidays
Casa Guadalupe Center
Casa Guadalupe Center - Utility Assistance
Administers the Operation Help program which offer year round heating bill payment assistance (oil, electric and gas utilities) and security deposit waivers to PPL customers who qualify (low income and extreme hardship).
218 North 2nd Street
Allentown, PA 18101
Eligibility: Low income PPL customers
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Community Support Program
Case management services assist individuals with goal setting to help individuals and families to establish and sustain self-sufficiency. Referrals are made to the appropriate resources. Can provide housing and utility funds, budgeting and job search counseling and prescription assistance.

Financial support with groceries for Puerto Rican evacuees
234 Grace Street
Reading, PA 19611
Eligibility: Berks County resident regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, color, political affiliation, creed, disability of limited English proficiency
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
Catholic Charities - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Provides families and individuals financial assistance for rent including: rent, rental arrears, utilities, and home energy costs incurred due, directly, or indirectly, to COVID-19.
900 South Woodward Street
Lehigh/Northampton County Office
Allentown, PA 18103
Eligibility: Residents of Carbon or Lehigh County in need of help with rent or utilities
Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
Catholic Charities - Schuylkill-Carbon

Catholic Charities provides a range of human services to individuals, families and parishes.
Services:
- Adoption
- Pregnancy
- Immigration Services
- Senior Services
- Counseling
- Community Support
- Parish Outreach
- Housing
319 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; other times by appointment
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Holy Spirit Parish - Utility Assistance
Catholic Charities will provide emergency fuel/utility assistance to residents of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, depending on availability of funding. Catholic Charities will prioritize emergency fuel/utility assistance to the following groups
  • Families with young children
  • Elderly
  • Families/Individuals on a fixed income (from governmental sources)
  • Individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
3 East Walnut Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Catholic Charities - Emergency Fuel and Utility Assistance - Bellefonte
Catholic Charities will provide emergency fuel/utility assistance to residents of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, depending on availability of funding. Catholic Charities will prioritize emergency fuel/utility assistance to the following groups
  • Families with young children
  • Elderly
  • Families/Individuals on a fixed income (from governmental sources)
  • Individuals with physical or mental disabilities

  • Exceptions may be granted for special circumstances.
    Utility (water, gas, electricity, etc.) assistance will be available at any time.
    Approved fuel/utility payments are made directly to the vendor, not the client.
    Catholic Charities is NOT able to assist with security deposits on utilities, or payments toward outstanding utility bills from previous addresses.
Virtual Only
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Indiana Gas Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides financial assistance to low income residents to help pay security deposits, reconnect fees or their gas bills to prevent a shut off.
1200 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Fayette Gas Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**
Provides financial assistance to pay gas bills, reconnect fees and security deposits for low income residents
711 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Westmoreland Gas Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides Gas Bill Payment assistance for security deposits or overdue bills to avoid termination
711 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Eligibility: Income within 175% of federal poverty guidelines
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg PA Direct
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg Gas Bill Payment Assistance
Provides Gas Bill Payment assistance to avoid termination
711 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Hours: Weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Washington County
Provides programs and services that assist with immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency. Assistance with basic needs, pregnancy and parenting support and Professional mental health counseling.
331 South Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
Eligibility: Varies by Service. Please call to discuss.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed Friday
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh Greene County
Provides programs and services that assist with immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to attain self- sufficiency. Individual, couples and family counseling; pregnancy and parenting support; and help with basic needs assistance.
72 East High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15730
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Catholic Charities of Lawrence County - Basic Needs Assistance
Basic needs includes limited financial assistance for utilities including assistance through Dollar Energy and CAP programs.


119 E. North Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Catholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
Catholic Social Services - Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance
Provides limited financial assistance towards rent and mortgage. Ongoing support and advocacy available to help the individual or family to reach their goals.
4400 North Reese Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Catholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
Catholic Social Services - Delaware County
Programs and services include:

- Food pantry;
- Pregnancy preparation classes;
- Supportive services for the homeless;
- MA/CHIP application assistance;
- Parenting cafe;
- Coffee club

In addition to the usual range of core services the Family Service Center in Chester has contracts through which services are provided to the community. These contracts are with the Office of Adult Services/Delaware County, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The programs funded focus on persons with AIDS who are in need of housing and programs to provide counseling and case management services to homeless individuals and families.

130 East 7th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Catholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
Catholic Social Services - Immigrant, Refugee and Asylee Support
Provides benefits assistance for refugees.
222 North 17th Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Center for Community Action
LIHEAP Furnace Crisis
Assists with furnace repair or replacement during the winter months; November through April.
216 North 2nd Street
Suite D
Mc Connellsburg, PA 17233
Eligibility: - 150% of Federal Poverty Guideline
- Have received LIHEAP fuel assistance
- Referrals are received from the County Assistance Office
- Open beginning of November through middle of April
- Allows for furnace repair or replacement
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm
Center for Community Action
LIHEAP Furnace Crisis
Assists with furnace repair or replacement during the winter months; November through April.
195 Drive-In Lane
Everett, PA 15537
Eligibility: 150% of Federal Poverty Guideline.
Have received LIHEAP fuel assistance.
Referrals are received from the County Assistance Office.
Open beginning of November through middle of April.
Allows for furnace repair or replacement.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Center for Community Resources
Center for Community Resources - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Emergency Rental Assistance Program has funds available for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
212-214 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
Eligibility: Eligibility criteria for this program includes:
-U.S. citizen, or qualified noncitizen with an unexpired immigration status;o Renter in Butler County (other counties have programs for their residents);
- Obligation to pay rent on a residential dwelling or utility and home energy
obligations;
- One or more members of the household who qualified for unemployment
benefits, experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant
costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to
COVID-19;
- One or more members of the household who demonstrate a risk of experiencing
homelessness or housing instability (meaning they have a past due utility or rent
notice or eviction notice; unsafe or unhealthy living conditions exist; or there is
other evidence of such risk, such as past due rental payments); and
- An annual or monthly income that is no more than 80% of the Area Median
Income (AMI) for the household size.
Center for Community Resources
Center for Community Resources - Utility Assistance
Information and referral hotline to assist Butler County residents in resolving a home heating and energy crisis. Acts as a single point of contact for the many governmental, private and charitable funds that are available to address energy and related needs. Also provides weatherization and energy conservation information.
212 South Main Street
Suite 625
Butler, PA 16001
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Center for Family Services
Center for Family Services - Main Office - Neighbor for Neighbor Utility Assistance
This program assists with National Fuel payment and alternate heating sources on a case by case basis for eligible households.
213 West Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Eligibility: People meeting any of the following criteria: Aged 55 or older, Receiving a disability income, Receiving Unemployment Compensation, Experiencing a medical emergency (accompanied by verification from a physician)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Center in the Park
Center in the Park - Counselor
Provides assistance with member concerns regarding benefits and entitlements such as; SNAP, Social Security, housing issues and repairs, PACE applications and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Programs.
5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Central Pennsylvania Community Action
Central Pennsylvania Community Action - Clearfield Office - Housing Assistance
The HAP program provides assistance for those at risk of becoming homeless through rental, utility and mortgage assistance. The program requires sustainable income to maintain rental/utilities/mortgage.

This program, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, through Clearfield County, serves to assist qualified applicants who are having difficulty making monthly rent payments, utility payments or mortgage payments.
207 East Cherry Street
Clearfield , PA 16830
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: Call for more information.
Central Pennsylvania Community Action
Central Pennsylvania Community Action - Clearfield Office - Utility Assistance
Utility assistance services include, DOLLAR ENERGY, NEIGHBOR FOR NEIGHBOR, H2O HELP TO OTHERS PROGRAM, PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER (PAWC) and WARM AND WARM PLUS SERVICES, FIRSTENERGY COMPANIES, PENELEC AND WEST PENN POWER. Provides information and guidance throughout assitance process.
207 East Cherry Street
Clearfield , PA 16830
Eligibility: Call or visit website for more information.
Hours: Call for more information.
Central Pennsylvania Community Action
Central Pennsylvania Community Action - Clearfield Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Providing emergency assistance for renters, landlords, and utility providers negatively affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and are behind, or will be behind on rent and/or utilities.
Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
207 East Cherry Street
Clearfield , PA 16830
Eligibility: Must fall within income guidelines.
Hours: Call or visit web site for more information.
Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO)
CSO - Utility Assistance - Shamokin
PPL E-PowerWise Program:
Programming offers community members a chance to save up to $400.00 a year on their electricity bills. Provides income-eligible households a free conservation kit, valued at around $80.00. Eligible individuals also attend a conservation workshop to reduce energy use and save money.

UGI CAP (Customer Assistance Program):
Individuals who are struggling to pay their natural gas charges may be referred to enroll in an affordable payment plan.

UGI Operation Share:
Assist with the submission of an application to receive a one-time payment toward UGI Central Penn Natural Gas service.

Dollar Energy Fund:
Assist with the submission of an application CSO, Inc. can help you submit an application to receive a one-time payment toward specific utility bills. Aqua Pennsylvania's Helping Hand Program:
Aqua Pennsylvania customers who are struggling to pay their water charges may be referred to enroll in a payment plan.
This program begins October 1st of each year.

2 East Arch Street
Shamokin, PA 17872
Eligibility: income-eligible households
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO)
CSO - COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program- Northumberland Co
Provides emergency assistance with rent and utilities to those impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19.
2 East Arch Street
Shamokin, PA 17872
Eligibility: Resident of Northumberland County. - Median income guidelines.
If anyone in household has: Qualified for unemployment benefits.
Lost income, or experienced other financial hardships due directly or indirectly to Covid-19.
Been at risk of homelessness or have a past due utility payment.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO)
CSO - Utility Assistance - Bloomsburg
PPL E-PowerWise Program:
Programming offers community members a chance to save up to $400.00 a year on their electricity bills. Provides income-eligible households a free conservation kit, valued at around $80.00. Eligible individuals also attend a conservation workshop to reduce energy use and save money.

UGI CAP (Customer Assistance Program):
Individuals who are struggling to pay their natural gas charges may be referred to enroll in an affordable payment plan.

UGI Operation Share:
Assist with the submission of an application to receive a one-time payment toward UGI Central Penn Natural Gas service.

Dollar Energy Fund:
Assist with the submission of an application CSO, Inc. can help you submit an application to receive a one-time payment toward specific utility bills. This program begins October 1st of each year.

Aqua Pennsylvania's Helping Hand Program:
Aqua Pennsylvania customers who are struggling to pay their water charges may be referred to enroll in a payment plan.
16 Sherwood Drive
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Eligibility: Income eligibility
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO)
CSO - Utility Assistance - Milton
PPL E-PowerWise Program:
Programming offers community members a chance to save up to $400.00 a year on their electricity bills. Provides income-eligible households a free conservation kit, valued at around $80.00. Eligible individuals also attend a conservation workshop to reduce energy use and save money.

UGI CAP (Customer Assistance Program):
Individuals who are struggling to pay their natural gas charges may be referred to enroll in an affordable payment plan.


UGI Operation Share:
Assist with the submission of an application to receive a one-time payment toward UGI Central Penn Natural Gas service.

Dollar Energy Fund:
Assist with the submission of an application CSO, Inc. can help you submit an application to receive a one-time payment toward specific utility bills. This program begins October 1st of each year.


Aqua Pennsylvania's Helping Hand Program:
Aqua Pennsylvania customers who are struggling to pay their water charges may be referred to enroll in a payment plan.
219 Filbert Street
Milton, PA 17847
Eligibility: Income guidelines apply
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO)
CSO - Utility Assistance - Sunbury
PPL E-PowerWise Program:
Programming offers community members a chance to save up to $400.00 a year on their electricity bills. Provides income-eligible households a free conservation kit, valued at around $80.00. Eligible individuals also attend a conservation workshop to reduce energy use and save money.

UGI CAP (Customer Assistance Program):
Individuals who are struggling to pay their natural gas charges may be referred to enroll in an affordable payment plan.


UGI Operation Share:
Assist with the submission of an application to receive a one-time payment toward UGI Central Penn Natural Gas service.

Dollar Energy Fund:
Assist with the submission of an application CSO, Inc. can help you submit an application to receive a one-time payment toward specific utility bills. This program begins October 1st of each year.


Aqua Pennsylvanian's Helping Hand Program:
Aqua Pennsylvania customers who are struggling to pay their water charges may be referred to enroll in a payment plan.
228 Arch Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Eligibility: Income guidelines apply
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Charitable Deeds and Services
Charitable Deeds and Services - Financial Assistance
Financial help to needy households. Financial assistance up to $200 once per 12-month period.
260 Highpoint Road
Knox, PA 16232
Eligibility: Individuals and Families in the Clarion, Venango and Forest areas.
Hours: To schedule appointments, Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00am to 11:30am
Call for more information.
Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
Homeless Assistance Program - Cameron / Elk Coordinated Entry (General and Domestic Violence)
Use this service for Coordinated Entry in Cameron or Elk Counties for General or Domestic Violence Assessment for Homelesness or housing crisis.
28 Morgan Avenue
Ridgway, PA 15853
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: Office #: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Hotline: 24/7
City of Philadelphia
City of Philadelphia - Covid-19 Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP)
Phase 4 opening up in March.
Check this website for updates or check status on an existing application: https://phlrentassist.org/#/status/
City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: You must rent an apartment or house in Philadelphia
You must have a valid and current written lease signed by your landlord
You must have lost income because of COVID-19
You do NOT have to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be eligible.

Only one application may be submitted per rental unit.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
City of Reading
City of Reading - Human Relations Commission, Rental and Utility Assistance

Provides rental assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have an eviction notice.
Provides utility assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have shut off notice.

Provides one time help for low-income homeowners with their water, sewer, trash and recycling bills. See eligibility.
815 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601
Eligibility: Contact office to discuss income restrictions


Water Assistance Hardship Program - Applicants must be a Reading Area Water Customer and must be a homeowners, not tenants; Must meet certain income guidelines; and must be current on their existing bills. May receive one time a year - up to $150.00 in credit on the water, sewer, trash and recycling bills.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
City of Wilkes-Barre
City of WB Economic & Community Development - Residents Utility Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance with public utilities needed to heat thehome. Offers a onetime grant to those who quality.

40 East Market Street
3rd Floor
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
Eligibility: If your household income has been negatively affected due to preparing for, preventing and responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic whether you are working or not. Household meeting income guidelines.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Clarion County Housing Authority
Clarion County Housing Authority - Main Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Assisting those who have been directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19. Providing rent, utilities, home energy cost, security deposits assistance.
Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
8 West Main Street
Clarion, PA 16214
Eligibility: Any Clarion County resident who is renting or homeless. Must meet 2020 household gross income guidelines OR household monthly gross income 30 days prior to date of application.
Hours: Call or visit web site for more information.
Clinton County Housing Coalition
Clinton County Housing Coalition
Clinton County Housing Coalition will administer the local Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
Renters who were financially affected by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive financial assistance with rent and utilities.
330 East Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17746
Eligibility: * Clinton County renter household who has experienced a COVID-19 triggering event such as household/tenant qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
* Must meet 80% of area median income.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - Emergency Repair Fund
Offers financial assistance for the repair or replacement of natural gas furnaces, water heaters, service & house lines and space heaters serving as the primary heat source for a residential dwelling.
121 Champion Way
Suite 100
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Eligibility: Customer must own and reside within the home. Household income cannot exceed 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Check eligibility online here.
Hours: Weekdays, 7:00am - 7:00pm
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania - CAP Budget Payment Plan
CAP offers affordable payment plans for customers with low incomes and long-term bill payment problems.
121 Champion Way
Suite 100
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Eligibility: Clients must have difficulty paying their bill. Income eligibility 150% of federal poverty level. Check eligibility online here.
Hours: Weekdays, 7:00am - 7:00pm
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
CEO - Tunkhannock - LIHEAP Crisis Office
Provides emergency service to eligible persons who face a home heating related emergency.
Emergency situations include:
- Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced.
- Lack of fuel.
- The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source
or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off.
- Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day
supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off
within the next 60 days).
819 Hunter Highway
Wyoming County Human Services Bldg
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Eligibility: LIHEAP income guidelines.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
After hours 24 hours LIHEAP Crisis services between October 18, 2021 and May 6, 2022.
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
CEO - Tunkhannock - Utility Payment Assistance
CEO is able to provide utility customers with access to assistance to help with bill payment for gas and electric services.
819 Hunter Highway
Wyoming County Human Services Bldg
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
CEO - Wilkes Barre - Utility Payment Assistance
Provides utility customers with access to assistance to help with bill payment for gas and electric services.
165 Amber Lane
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Eligibility: Individuals in need of assistance with utility bills.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
CEO - LIHEAP Crisis Program
Provides LIHEAP emergency service to eligible persons who face a home heating related emergency.
Emergency situations include:
Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced; Lack of fuel; The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source
or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off.; Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated
(received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days).
165 Amber Lane
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Eligibility: State LIHEAP income guidelines apply.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. (Closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
24 hour LIHEAP Crisis service during mandated crisis dates, between October 18, 2021 and May 6, 2022.
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.
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
CEO - Hazleton - Utility Payment Assistance
CEO Haz is able to provide utility customers with access to assistance to help with bill payment for gas and electric services thru PPL, UGI Fuel Funds and Energy Conservation
PPL programs, such as security deposit waivers.

100 West Broad Street Suite 11
Broad Street Exchange Bldg.
Hazleton, PA 18201
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am- 5:00pm (Closed from 12:00-1:00pm)
Community Action
Community Action - Clarion Office - Emergency Shelter and Rent Assistance
Assistance with housing emergencies such as foreclosure, eviction, and essential utility termination (heat, electric, water/sewage), as well as emergency shelter and assistance to locate permanent housing; assistance with budgeting, and addressing other issues affecting the household through referrals to community resources.
30A South Sheridan Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Eligibility: Must be a resident of Clarion county.
Housing Status: Homeless
. Call for more information.
Hours: Call for more information
Community Action
Community Action - Main Office - Homeless Assistance Program Housing Assistance
HAP provides housing assistance for homeless or near homeless situations for: rent, mortgage, heat, electric, or water/sewage assistance.
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Eligibility: People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Hours: Call for more information
Community Action
Community Action - Main Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Providing rent and utilities assistance for renters affected by COVID-19 after March 13, 2020.
Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Eligibility: Household is below or at 80% of the area median income.
One or more individuals in household can demonstrate risk of homelessness or housing instability
One or more individuals in household qualified for unemployment benefits reduced income, significant costs, other financial hardship due directly/indirectly to COVID-19.
Hours: Call or email for more information.
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC)
CAADC - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
Provides a range of financial and supportive services to very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Assistance can include help with rent, mortgage, or utility payments.
1414 Meeting House
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Eligibility: After reviewing your application and all back-up documentation, you will be notified of whether you are eligible to receive assistance. The process may take 2-3 weeks, depending on the type of assistance for which you applied.
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Community Action Partnership for Somerset County
Tableland Services Gas Service Payment Assistance
Financial assistance in paying utility bills.
535 East Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Community Action Partnership for Somerset County
Tableland Services - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Emergency Rental Assistance Program has funds available for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
535 East Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Community Action Partnership of Cambria County
Community Action Partnership of Cambria County - Gas Service Payment Assistance
Financial assistance for payment of gas service for low-income.
516 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Community Action Partnership of Mercer County
Community Action Partnership of Mercer County - Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund
Provides assistance to qualifying individuals who require help to prevent disconnection of a utility service or to pay overdue bills for any energy source.
75 South Dock Street
Sharon, PA 16146
Eligibility: Must be 55 years or older, receiving disability or unemployment income, able to demonstrate a certified medical emergency and, a resident of the National Fuel Gas service territory, but not necessarily a National Fuel Gas customer.
Community Progress Council, Inc.
Community Progress Council - Housing Stability Program - ERAP
RENT: Residents may qualify for up to 12 months of rent assistance – to cover past, current and/or future monthly rent payments.
UTILITIES: Assistance payments will be made for arrearages only, but can include electric, natural gas, water, sewer and trash.
226 East College Avene
York, PA 17403
Eligibility: To qualify, you must:
• Be a resident of York County
• You must rent your home or apartment
• Demonstrate a financial impact related to the COVID-19 pandemic
Must qualify for unemployment benefits OR experienced a reduction in income OR incurred significant living expenses related to COVID-19 OR experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19 that threatens the ability to pay the costs of the rental property or its tenant-paid utilities when due.

• Must demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may unincluded utility shut-off notices or past-due rent notices.
Have a household income of less than 80 percent of average media income (chart below)
Household income limits for this program:
• 1 Person – $46,050
• 2 Person – $52,600
• 3 Person – $59,200
• 4 Person – $65,750
• 5 Person – $71,050
• 6 Person – $76,300
• 7 Person – $81,550
Hours: Application may be filled out online at any time.
Community Reach, Inc.
Community Reach, Inc.
  • Choice Food Pantry by appointment only. We ask that you email us at:
    pantryguest.communityreachinc@gmail.com to apply for food services.


    717-244-6934
    Curbside pickup.


    • Information and Referral: Direct clients to available agencies and resources for assistance according to the need, plus other Community REACH, Inc. programming.

    • Warm Program: Distribution of donated blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, sweaters; as donations allow; each fall/winter.

    • Programs for Children: Provide donated school supplies and backpacks in August for students' Back-to-School needs. Summer Kids Food Bag Program provides bag lunches during the summer months. Please call to sign up.

    • Life Skills Training: Educational Classes will presume after COVID-19 crisis.

    • Emergency assistance: Homeless, elderly, abused, or disaster-related situations are handled on a priority-need basis.
  • 15 First Avenue
    Red Lion, PA 17356
    Eligibility: Serving those in School Districts of: Dallastown, Eastern York and Red Lion
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Center Street, Oil City - Utility Assistance
    Utility assistance available for Venango County residents. These funds are contingent on donations and have conditions that must be met.
    203 Center Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Oil City - Child Advocacy Program
    Emergency Assistance for families with children ages 18 and under who are in school. Examples of assistance include rent, doctor appointments, dental needs, utilities and transportation.
    203 Center Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Income eligible families with children in the home aged 18 and under who are in school. There is a maximum for each need only one time per year and there is a lifetime limit.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Connellsville Area Community Ministries
    Connellsville Area Community Ministries - Gas Bill Assistance
    Provides Gas Bill Payment assistance to low income residents of Connellsville. Cannot provide fuel assistance.
    110 West Crawford Avenue
    Connellsville, PA 15425
    Eligibility: must be a resident of the Connellsville Area School District
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Cornerstone of Beaver County
    Cornerstone of Beaver County - Housing and Financial Assistance
    Assists Beaver County residents with:
    • Assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness,
    • Utility Assistance,
    • Displaced residents emergency motel program,
    • Consumer Education,
    • Supportive Housing Program for individuals and families with disabilities who have exhausted all other housing options,
    • Fair Housing
    600 Sixth Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Call for eligibility requirements.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Cornerstone of Beaver County
    Cornerstone of Beaver County - Supportive Services for Veteran Families
    Provides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

    May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    600 Sixth Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Call for eligibility requirements.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00amm to 5:00pm
    Council of Churches Schuylkill Haven & Vicinity
    Council of Churches Schuylkill Haven & Vicinity - Emergency Assistance

    As Council funds permit, heat and utilities aid is available and can be provided on a one time basis to any resident family or individual faced with a crisis or tragedy who are unable to make payment. Contact information to secure an application may be accessed from any affiliated church pastor or at Schuylkill Haven Borough Hall. Likewise, pass through travelers incurring an emergency may inquire from the Schuylkill Haven or PA State Police about overnight lodging and food.
    PO Box 303
    Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
    Eligibility: Residents of Schuylkill Haven only
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing Solutions - Community Support Services
    Provides case management in addition to utility assistance, employment aid, and short-term transportation assistance.
    386 Chestnut Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Eligibility: Persons in need in Crawford County. Must meet income guidelines.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Crosskeys Human Services
    Crosskeys Human Services - Dollar Energy Applications
    Administers Dollar Energy applications for electric, gas and water.
    302 Shaffner Avenue
    Brownsville, PA 15417
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm
    CrossNet Ministries
    CrossNet Ministries - Social Services
    For ELANCO families and/or individuals they offer financial assistance (utilities, rent, etc.) on a case by case basis. They offer case management for those in ELANCO with low resources and make referrals when appropriate.

    Transportation ministry available for those in ELANCO who need access to medical or educational (school meetings) appointments.

    Mobile clothing closet offering free clothing during the scheduled community meals.
    123 West Franklin Street
    New Holland, PA 17557
    Eligibility: Residents of Elanco School District only; Call for information
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
    Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment - Rental Assistance Program
    Rent and utility assistance for Cumberland County Residence who have been impacted by Covid-19. Qualified applicants may receive up to 12 months of rent and utility assistance. The 12 months includes past due rent and utilities.

    Please, note: Utilities are limited to electricity, gas, fuel oil, water and sewer and trash removal. (Telephone, cable and internet are NOT considered to be utilities).
    114 North Hanover Street
    Suite 104
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Eligibility: A renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:
    • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;
    • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
    • Has a household income at or below 80% of the area median income level.
    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 - $37,450/year
    6 Person - $78,900/year
    7 Person - $84,350/year
    8 Person - $89,800/year
    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
    Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Delaware County officially launched the Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance (DELCO ERA) Grant Program on March 26. The program assists renters who have suffered disruption and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $37 million is available to residents to assist with past due rent and an outstanding utility bill.

    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    DELCO ERA will pay for past due rent, the largest past due utility bill, and up to three months of future eligible housing/utility expenses totaling up to 15 months of assistance. Past due rent can go as far back as April 1, 2020. DELCO ERA does not pay for deposits.

    * No more than one application per household.
    * Grant funds are paid directly to the landlord/property manager and the utility company.
    * Funds will be distributed on a "first-come, first qualified and approved" basis until program funds are depleted.


    Residents are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited! Application Specialists are available to assist. People with language and/or physical challenges can request assistance with application submission.
    Confidential Address
    Eligibility: Delaware County residents who can demonstrate that:
    1. Household income is no more than 80% of area median income.
    * Priority will be given to households at or below 50% AMI.
    2. The applicant must provide evidence of disruption and/or loss due to COVID-19 pandemic such as:
    * Qualified for unemployment benefits during the pandemic or can attest in writing that they or a member of their household has experienced a reduction of income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the pandemic; and
    * Can demonstrate a risk of housing instability and/or homelessness such as a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice.

    Priority for processing will be given to households earning less than 50% AMI and/or households with at least one person unemployed who has an active claim with the Office of Unemployment Compensation for at least 90 days prior to the date of their full application.
    Hours: The website is available 24/7.
    Easton Area Neighborhood Centers
    Easton Area Neighborhood Centers - Utility Assistance
    Helps UGI customers lower their utility bills. Must meet eligibility guidelines.

    902 Philadelphia Road
    Easton, PA 18042
    Eligibility: UGI customers
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists families struggling to make rental and utility (electric, water/sewer and trash, natural gas/propane/oil) payments.
    401 Locust Street
    Columbia, PA 17512
    Eligibility: * Must be a Lancaster County resident who is unable to pay due to a loss of income (loss of job or reduction in hours), loss of unemployment or other financial hardship related to Covid-19
    * Must demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
    * Assistance is available for households that are low to median income. Click here for Lancaser County Income Limits
    Hours: Appointment not required
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Tuesday, 8:00am to 6:30pm; Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Endless Mountain Mission Center
    Endless Mountain Mission Center - Emergency Aid
    Offers aid with utility assistance and rental assistance.
    51 Mission Center Drive
    Troy, PA 16947
    Eligibility: Only residents of Bradford County are eligible.
    Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday hrough Thursday. All others please leave a message and we will get back to you.
    Erie County Care Management
    Erie County Care Management - Erie Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Provides rental and utility assistance to tenants impacted by COVID-19. Both tenants and their landlords are encouraged to apply, either party can start the application.
    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    1601 Sassafras Street
    Erie, PA 16502
    Eligibility: One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 outbreak; One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and the household has a household income at or below 80% of area median income.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Faith Centre
    Faith Centre Emergency Aid - Utility Assistance
    Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are at risk for having their utilities shut off; offer discounted utility services; provide disconnection protection; arrange for notification regarding pending disconnection; make available special services such as large print utility bills or levalized energy bill payment arrangements which support people's ability to make their payments; or supply wood, propane, butane or other fuel for heating or cooking purposes in situations where people have no other means of acquiring them. Utility assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
    131 S Allegheny Street
    Bellefonte, 16823
    Hours: By Appointment
    Families First
    Families First - Utility Assistance
    Administers the Customer Assistance Program (CAP) for lower income Met Ed electric households. Program provides bill subsidy, debt forgiveness and free weatherization services, sponsored by Met Ed and First Energy. Must meet income guidelines.

    1620 Teels Road
    Housed in Wind Gap Middle School
    Pen Argyl, PA 18072
    Eligibility: Individuals and families residing within the Pen Argyl School District
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm; Evenings by appointment
    Family Promise of Berks County Inc.
    Family Promise of Berks County - Rent and Utility Assistance Program
    RUA operates when funds are available by providing temporary financial assistance to eligible County residents with limited income, facing a court ordered eviction or utility shut off.
    Focuses on Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing. Applicants receive financial assistance, case management, budget counseling, mediation, advocacy and coordination of services.
    325 North Fifth Street
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility:
    Applicants must meet eligibility criteria:

    - Meet residency requirements - Berks County (excluding City of Reading)

    - Homeless or at risk of homelessness

    - Meet income guidelines

    - Possess a court ordered eviction notice or utility shut off notice

    - Meet income guidelines

    - Provide identification, proof of income for all household members

    - Demonstrate a reasonable ability to regain self-sufficiency through temporary assistance
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Family Services of Montgomery County
    Family Services of Montgomery County - Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC)
    The Emergency Rent and Utilities (ERU) Program is designed to provide housing stability to low- and moderate-income Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, residents at risk of eviction and/or homelessness as a result of COVID-19.

    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    3125 Ridge Pike
    Eagleville, PA 19403
    Eligibility: To be eligible for the ERU Program, a household must meet the following requirements:

    * Household must reside in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the time of application, AND
    * One or more individuals in the household qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship directly or indirectly due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, AND
    * Household must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income at the time of application. Visit https://www.phfa.org/forms/pacares/rental/RRP-County-Income-Limits.pdf to determine financial eligibility.
    Hours: Website application available 24/7.
    Fayette County Community Action Agency
    Fayette County Community Action Agency - Dollar Energy Applications
    Distributes Dollar Energy applications for utility payment assistance
    140 North Beeson Avenue
    Second Floor
    Uniontown, PA 15401
    Eligibility: Some programs are income and/or age based.
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Final Salute, Inc.
    Final Salute - S.A.F.E Program
    The S.A.F.E program provides emergency financial assistance. Program recipients also receive resources on saving, budgeting and living on a fixed income.

    S.A.F.E eases financial hardships by providing assistance with past due rent, new lease deposit and utility assistance.

    2800 Eishenhower Avenue
    Suite 220
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Eligibility: The S.A.F.E program is open to women Veterans and members of the U.S. Military Reserve and Guard component forces, regardless of their location.

    Documents needed:
    1. Proof of Veteran* status or current U.S. Military Reserve/Guard component service. (*Requires completion of initial service obligation (ISO), unless medically discharged). Copies of the bills that you are having difficulty paying (must be past due). Military I.D. (if Reserve or Guard). Additional documents such as an Employment Letter may also be requested.
    First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
    First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
    Rental assistance to those with notarized eviction notices. Utility assistance to those with shut-off notices.
    504 Jackson Street
    Reynoldsville, PA 15851
    Eligibility: People in the Reynoldsville zip code only.
    Hours: Pastor’s Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Administrative Assistant’s Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30am to 3:00pm
    Call for more information.
    Franklin Center of Beaver County
    Franklin Center of Beaver County - Outreach and Referral
    Assists with the immediate crisis of homelessness. Offers those who are eligible rent and utility assistance, as well as referral resources and guidance to anyone who calls, in order to assure that emergency basic needs are being met.

    1217 Seventh Avenue
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: A person or family who has found themselves in a homeless situation (at risk of becoming homeless or for whom homelessness is about to become a reality). A person or family who has low or no income

    Utility Assistance
    Shut off notice is required for assistance.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Franklin Center of Beaver County
    Franklin Center of Beaver County - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship and may be at risk of homelessness due to Covid-19. ERAP provides tenant households assistance with rental and utility costs to include arrearages and other related housing expenses.

    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    524 Franklin Avenue
    Aliquippa, PA 15001
    Eligibility: Renter households that have income at or below 80 percent of the area median and in which at least one or more individuals living in the household:
  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 AND
  • can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Website available 24/7.
    Friend Inc. Community Services
    Friend Inc. Community Service - Case Management
    Provides emergency financial assistance to those in need of rental assistance, utility assistance or heating assistance.
    658D Noble Street
    Kutztown, PA 19530
    Eligibility: Anyone at or under 150% of poverty
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm (afternoons by appointment only)
    Fulton County Catholic Mission
    Fulton County Catholic Mission - Utility Assistance
    Provides utilities assistance.
    110 South 3rd Street
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Eligibility: Call for information
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry
    Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry - Utility and Housing, application assistance
    Helps individuals find resources for paying rent, mortgage, utilities and other crises.
    35 West Chelten Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Eligibility: Must live in the 19118, 19119, 19126, 19138, 19144 and 19150 zipcodes.
    Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Good Samaritan Services
    Good Samaritan Services - Emergency Relief Fund
    Provides assistance with a one month payment toward arrearage in rent and/or utilities.
    616 North Lime Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: - Must be a resident of Lancaster County.
    - Residents name must be on the rental lease or utility bill
    - Resident must be able to maintain services after assistance payment
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Grace Connection
    Grace Connection - Emergency Utility/Fuel Assistance
    Provides monetary assistance for individuals to purchase necessary fuel or pay an essential utility bill.
    One Main Street
    Christ Episcopal Church Basement
    Towanda, PA 18848
    Eligibility: Must be a residents of Towanda, Northeast Bradford, or Wyalusing School Districts
    Hours: Mon and Thurs 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Utility Assistance
    ELECTRICITY ASSISTANCE: Dollar Energy Fund
    1. This fund is a First Energy program.
    2. Once a year lump sum grant.
    3. Must be unable to pay the bill due to an emergency situation (i.e. loss of employment, illness, divorce).
    4. In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must contact First Energy. They will screen you for eligibility and refer you to GECAC if you qualify.

    HEATING ASSISTANCE: Neighbor-for-Neighbor Heat Fund
    1. This fund is a National Fuel program.
    2. Maximum of $500 per calendar year or $200 maximum for non-National Fuel customers.
    3. Assistance is for overdue heat bills, to purchase fuel or to repair heating equipment. 4. Recipients need not be customers of National Fuel but must reside within National Fuel's service territory.
    18 West 9th Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must fall into at least one of the following classifications:
    1. 55 years of age or older.
    2. A resident who is over 150% of the federal poverty guidelines, but does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
    3. On a disabled or handicapped income
    . 4. A veteran with a verified need.
    5. Able to demonstrate a certified medical emergency
    . 6. Experienced a verifiable, recent loss of income.
    7. Receiving unemployment benefits
    .
    Hours: Monday through Thursday; 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute - Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program - Beaver Falls
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    If a person is homebound, they should leave a message with the requested information name and Duquesne Light account number-and request a home visit.
    600 6th Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute - Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program - North Side
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    If a person is homebound, they should leave a message with the requested information name and Duquesne Light account number-and request a home visit.
    1601 Brighton Road
    North Side Common Ministries Building
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute - Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program - Edgewood/Swissvale
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    1789 South Braddock Avenue
    Suite 585
    Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute - Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program - McKees Rocks
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    19 May Street
    McKees Rocks, PA 15136
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute - Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program - Aliquippa
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    2020 Main Street
    Aliquippa, PA 15001
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Holy Family Institute - Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program - McKeesport
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    4313 Walnut Street
    Olympia Shopping Center
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
    Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church - Financial Assistance and Food Pantry
    Provides direct service, identify community need, and resources to provide tangible assistance to those individuals and families who have difficulties because of low incomes or an unexpected emergency.
    311 Lawrence Avenue
    Ellwood City, PA 16117
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Holy Trinity Food Pantry
    Community Outreach Financial Assistance
    As part of Holy Trinity's Community Outreach Program eligible participants of the Holy Trinity food pantry can receive
    limited emergency financial assistance to help with a rent, electric bill, gas bill or heating bill payment.
    If not a client of the pantry, we ask for a copy of a shut off notice, eviction notice, etc.
    Provides between $50 - $200 in assistance once within a 6 month period.

    Call 570-828-7411 for information and application for service.
    103 Delaware Crest Road
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    Eligibility: Residents of Pike County. A 'Declaration of Need" will need to be completed.
    Hours: By appointment.
    Indiana County Community Action Program
    Indiana County Community Action - Gas Bill Payment Assistance
    Provides financial help to low income residents of Indiana County for paying gas bills.
    827 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Closed for lunch from noon to 1:00pm
    Indiana County Community Action Program
    Indiana County Community Action - Dollar Energy Applications for Electric
    Processes Dollar Energy applications for electric service.
    827 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Eligibility: Low Income
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Closed for lunch from noon to 1:00pm
    Indiana County Community Action Program
    Indiana County Community Action - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program has funds available for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
    827 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Interfaith Human Services
    Interfaith Human Services - Utility Assistance
    provides assistance with heating fuel in the winter months to qualifying individuals and families. Attendance at educational classes is required in order to apply. Call or visit the webpage to RSVP to attend a class.
    251 Easterly Parkway
    Suite 200
    State College, PA 16801
    It's About the Warrior Foundation
    It's About the Warrior Foundation
    It's About the Warrior Foundation (IATW) assists and empowers post 9/11 veterans and their families with financial, educational, recreational or therapeutic needs.

    • Offers financial assistance to pay third party mortgages, rent, and other needs including:
      • Utility bills
      • Housing assistance (rent, mortgage)
      • Housing repairs
      • Funeral expenses
      • Legal fees
      • Educational fees
      • Recreational fees
      • Medical fees
    • Provides gift cards from a variety of retail outlets for the veteran and their families in a time of need.
    • Offers post-secondary educational scholarship opportunities for both the veteran and their dependents.
    • Assists veterans with job placement throughout the Tri-State Area.

    12590 Perry Highway
    Suite 700
    Wexford, PA 15090
    Eligibility: Post 911 veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    Jubilee Association
    Jubilee Association - Soup Kitchen and Social Services
    Jubilee Soup Kitchen offers a hot meal daily. Day Shelter for the Homeless. Social Service: provide services around homeless issues; A shower, personal grooming supplies, and a temporary mailing address for the homeless. Financial Assistance: provide services around rent and utility, budgeting, employment, dollar energy fund, and travelers aid. John Heinz Child Development Center provides affordable, educational childcare to empower children (ages 1 to 5 years old) for success in school.
    2005 Wyandotte Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Eligibility: 18 years of age and up; based on the size of the family or poverty level. All of Allegheny County.
    Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 8:00am to 1:00pm
    Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
    Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
    Provides funds to families caring for an ill or disabled child to cover uninsured yet vital expenses such as electric bills, adaptive equipment, gas, water, transportation, and disease-related therapies and camps. Also medical costs not covered by insurance.
    580 Virginia Dr #110
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    Eligibility: Families with children under the age of 18 or over 18 if the child is completely dependent on others for care.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Kennett Area Community Service
    Kennett Area Community Service - Emergency Assistance Program
    .

    The Emergency Assistance Program program offers the following services for those currently living in our service area:
    •financial assistance for rent, utility bills, and other basic living expenses
    •housing assistance to those who are experiencing homelessness

    •connecting those in need with a partner agency that will best assist them
    136 West Cedar Street
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Eligibility: Program income limits vary due to funding. Some programs go up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, others up to 80% AMI. Serves people living in the Avon Grove School District, Unionville Chadds Ford School District, and Kennett Consolidated School District. Some services are available to our neighbors in Oxford School District if the household is facing eviction or is currently experiencing homelessness
    Hours: Due to COVID-19 all Emergency Assistance services are available by appointment. Please call 610-925-3556 and leave a message.
    Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
    COVID Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides rent and utility assistance to qualifying applicatants to prevent housing instability, potential eviction, and financial hardships of tenants and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    123 Wyoming Avenue
    4th Floor
    Scranton, PA 18503
    Eligibility: Renters throughout Lackawanna County.
    Meet 80%Area Median Income guidelines.
    Can demonstrate household experienced financial impacts related to Covid.
    Hours: Deadline to apply is September 15,2021 or when all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first.
    Lebanon County Christian Ministries
    Lebanon County Christian Ministries - Utility Assistance
    **NOTES**
    Click here for Coronavirus Information

    Provides utility assistance (heating oil, natural gas, and/or water/sewer bill) for families or individuals in crisis or emergency. There are special programs for qualified UGI customers.
    250 South 7th Street
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Eligibility: Lebanon county residents experiencing a crisis or emergency
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    For UGI, Monday through Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
    Lebanon County Community Action Partnership
    Lebanon County Community Action Partnership - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists families struggling to make rental and utility (electric, water/sewer and trash, natural gas/propane/oil) payments.
    503 Oak Street
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Eligibility: Landlord on behalf of tenant, or renter household where someone qualifies for unemployment, has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19; Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Lighthouse Foundation
    Lighthouse Foundation - Whole Life Ministries Program
    Provides emergency relief for bills and rent to prevent termination or eviction; offers assistance for security deposits.
    116 Browns Hill Road
    Suite 400
    Valencia, PA 16059
    Eligibility: Must reside in service area.
    Hours:
    Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm and Friday, 8:30am to 2:00pm
    Financial Literacy Course is online and available 24/7.
    Lincoln Park Community Center
    Utility Payment assistance -- AIU, NOT AFFILIATED WITH LINCOLN PARK
    Provides social service, recreational, and educational opportunities. Acts as a screening agency for Dollar Energy Fund.
    7300 Ridgeview Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235
    Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm; Please call first.
    Manna on Main Street
    Manna on Main Street - Emergency Aid
    Provides financial assistance to individuals and families in the North Penn School District facing a temporary rent or utility crisis.

    During the summer, Manna prepays electric bills for seniors so that they can run fans or air conditioners. Electric bill must not be past due.
    606 East Main Street
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    Eligibility: Must reside in the North Penn School District.

    Boroughs: Hatfield, Lansdale, Most of North Wales
    Townships: Hatfield, Montgomery, Towamencin, Upper Gwynedd
    Villages: Line Lexington

    . Must have lived in the area for at least six months.
    Must have sustainable income going forward.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
    Manna on Main Street
    Manna on Main Street - Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC)
    Each household can receive up to $1,500 per month in assistance for rental arrears and/or utility arrears dating back to March 1, 2020, with a maximum of 6 months' worth of arrears being awarded, not to exceed $9,000 per household.
    Arrears ONLY - cannot be used for deposits or future expenses.

    Additional information is available at mannaonmain.org/need-help/getting-help
    606 East Main Street
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    Eligibility: - Household must reside in Montgomery County at the time of application.
    - Household must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income at the time of application. See this chart (Montgomery County) to determine if meet this criteria: https://www.phfa.org/forms/pacares/rental/RRP-County-Income-Limits.pdf
    - Household must have rent arrears and/or an eviction notice and/or utility arrears and/or a utility shut-off notice at the time application in order to receive assistance.
    - Household must be able to self-report a COVID hardship and have no alternative means to pay the rent and/or utility arrears for which the household is applying.
    Hours: Website available 24/7.
    Mason-Dixon Community Services
    Mason-Dixon Community Services
  • Food assistance
    • Energy assistance
    • Referrals
    • Counseling
    • Programs for children/WIC
    • Educational
    • Holiday adoptions
    • Ready2learn
    • Summer Day Camp
  • 5 Pendyrus Street
    Suite 2
    Delta, PA 17314
    Eligibility: Low income residents living In Delta Borough, Peach Bottom Township, Fawn Grove Borough, Fawn Township, Lower Chanceford Township
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm

    First Thursday of the month, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Or, by appointment.
    McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Provides assistance with past due rent, future rental assistance and utility / home energy costs, as well as Housing Stability Services. For individuals and/or families who have been impacted directly or indirectly by the COVID-19. Landlords are also able to apply on behalf of tenants. The tenants will have to co-sign the application, as well as provide the additional documentation that is require to complete the application process.
    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    415 West Main Street
    Smethport, PA 16749
    Eligibility: Household income must fall at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) for household size.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    Mifflin Juniata Human Services
    Mifflin Juniata Human Services - Mifflin Juniata Energy Bank
    Provides a one-time payment of up to $500 per household that may not be extended as credit and excludes payment of arrears and penalty, maintenance, security deposits, or installment fees.



    Provides a one-time payment of up to $500 per household annually to qualifying individuals ages 60 or older with no implementation of copayment based on gross household income.

    Assist individuals in planning for heating needs through financial planning education and energy conservation and weatherizing resources to alleviate heating crisis in the future. The program closes annually on March 31st or at the exhaustion of funding availability.
    20 North Wayne Street
    Lewistown , PA 17044
    Eligibility: - Be a 90 consecutive day resident of Mifflin or Juniata County

    - Be denied LIHEAP cash and crisis benefits or for those 60 or older have exhausted all LIHEAP cash and crisis benefits for the current heating season

    - Have received no financial assistance from Energy Bank within last 24 month except those 60 or older may apply annually

    - Have adequate income to maintain household expenses in the upcoming 30 days
    - Have paid additional fees and copayment (those 60 and older are waived of copayment)

    - Have provided all requested information for verification
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Mifflin Juniata Human Services
    Mifflin Juniata Human Services - Utility Assistance
    Assists with utility payment.
    20 North Wayne Street
    Lewistown , PA 17044
    Eligibility: - Proof of 90 day residency
    - Must have shut off notice
    - Must be at or below 150% poverty level
    - Have to agree to 90 days follow up budgeting/case management services
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    CADCOM - ERUC - Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition
    Each household can receive up to $1,500 per month in assistance for rental arrears and/or utility arrears dating back to March 1, 2020, with a maximum of 6 months' worth of arrears being awarded, not to exceed $9,000 per household.
    Arrears ONLY - cannot be used for deposits or future expenses.
    113 East Main Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility:
  • Household must reside in Montgomery County at the time of application
  • Household must be at or below 100% of Area Median Income at the time of application. See this chart (Montgomery County): https://www.phfa.org/forms/pacares/rental/RRP-County-Income-Limits.pdf to determine financial eligibility
  • Household must have rent arrears and/or an eviction notice and/or utility arrears and/or a utility shut-off notice at the time application in order to receive assistance
  • Household must be able to self-report a COVID hardship and have no alternative means to pay the rent and/or utility arrears for which the household is applying
  • Hours: Website available 24/7.
    Montour County Human Services
    Montor County Human Services
    Will assist in filing for emergency rental and utility funds through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
    Montour County renter households who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance with rental costs and utilities to include arrearages.
    435 East Front Street
    Danville, PA 17821
    Eligibility: * Renter households in Montour County who were financially impacted by COVID-19.
    * 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 webite for income guidelines.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
    ERAP program to run until December 31, 2021 or until funds are exhausted.
    Nabhi Christian Ministries
    Nabhi Christian Ministries - Hands for Hope
    Process applications for utility grants for the Dollar Energy Fund Hardship Program on a first come, first serve basis.
    7060 Lemington Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Eligibility: Low-income
    Hours: Sunday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Due to COVID-19, NCM is under remote working conditions.
    National Fuel Gas
    National Fuel Gas - Erie - LIRA
    Offers an affordable payment plan and arrange forgiveness to payment troubled PA Residential customers.
    1100 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: 150% OF Poverty guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    National Fuel Gas
    National Fuel Gas - Erie - C.A.R.E.S.
    For customers with a short-term crisis and/or special needs: medical, unemployed, elderly, disabled, or divorced.
    1100 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: Inability to pay and situational crisis
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    National Fuel Gas
    National Fuel Gas - Erie - Hardship Funds
    One time yearly grant for consumers facing service termination.
    1100 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: - Must be disabled, receiving unemployment benefits, veteran or senior over 55 to be eligible.
    - Must be without service or have a termination notice.
    - A fund of last resort. Special consideration may be given for extreme crisis or critical situations. To qualify, must reside in NFG service territory but does not need to be customer of NFG.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    National Fuel Gas
    National Fuel Gas - Oil City - C.A.R.E.S.
    For customers with a short-term crisis and/or special needs: medical, unemployed, elderly, disabled, or divorced.
    1 Relief Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Inability to pay and situational crisis
    National Fuel Gas
    National Fuel Gas - Oil City - LIRA
    Offers an affordable payment plan and arrearage forgiveness to payment troubled PA Residential customers.
    1 Relief Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: 150% OF Poverty guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    National Fuel Gas
    National Fuel Gas - Oil City - Hardship Funds
    One time yearly grant for consumers facing service termination.
    1 Relief Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: - Must be disabled, receiving unemployment benefits, veteran, disabled or senior over 55 to be eligible.
    - Must be without service or have a termination notice.

    - A fund of last resort. Special consideration may be given for extreme crisis or critical situations. To qualify, must reside in NFG service territory but does not need to be customer of NFG.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    New Bethany Ministries
    New Bethany Ministries - Housing Assistance
    Provides:
    * Rental Assistance households with arrears
    * Security Deposit for homeless household
    * Housing Search Assistance
    * Tenent rights information and counseling
    * Experienced mediators
    313 West 4th Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Eligibility: Currently housed with rent arrears or homeless households for rental deposit or housing locator help
    Hours: By appointment only
    Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    NHM, Hanover, Financial Assistance for Utilities, Transportation and Referrals for Eye Glasses
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 135 Baltimore Street
    Hanover, PA 17331
    Eligibility:
  • Those living in Hanover: Hanover, McSherrystown, Glenville, Littlestown School District or Littlestown address.

    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG). For 2019:
      1 person household making under $24,980
      2 person household making under $33,820
      3 person household making under $42,660
      4 person household making under $51,500
      5 person household making under $60,340
      6 person household making under $69,180
      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday Evening and Saturday Morning for food pantry
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    NHM, Mechanicsburg, Financial Assistance for Utilities, Transportation and Referrals for Eye Glasses
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 5228 East Trindle Road
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    Eligibility:
  • Those living in: Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Enola, Silver Springs Township, Shiremanstown, New Kingston, Summerdale

    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG).
      For 2019:

      1 person household making under $24,980

      2 person household making under $33,820

      3 person household making under $42,660

      4 person household making under $51,500

      5 person household making under $60,340

      6 person household making under $69,180

      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday Evening and Saturday Morning for food pantry
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    NHM, New Oxford, Financial Assistance for Utilities, Transportation and Referrals for Eye Glasses
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 120 North Peter Street
    New Oxford, PA 17350
    Eligibility:
  • Must have a New Oxford address: New Oxford, East Berlin, Abbottstown, Conewago Valley School District.

    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG).
      For 2019:
      1 person household making under $24,980
      2 person household making under $33,820
      3 person household making under $42,660
      4 person household making under $51,500
      5 person household making under $60,340
      6 person household making under $69,180
      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm and Tuesday Evening for food pantry
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    NHM, West Shore/Lemoyne, Financial Assistance for Utilities, Transportation and Referrals for Eye Gl
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 701 Bosler Avenue
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Eligibility:
  • Must live in: New Cumberland, Camp Hill, Wormleysburg, Lemoyne, Enola

    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG).
      For 2019:
      1 person household making under $24,980
      2 person household making under $33,820
      3 person household making under $42,660
      4 person household making under $51,500
      5 person household making under $60,340
      6 person household making under $69,180
      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm and 1st and 3rd Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm by appointment for food pantry
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    New Hope Ministries - Utility Financial Assistance - Dover
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 62 North Main Street
    Dover, PA 17315
    Eligibility:
  • Those living in: Northern School District, Dillsburg, Wellsville, Franklintown, York Springs


    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG).
      For 2019:

      1 person household making under $24,980

      2 person household making under $33,820

      3 person household making under $42,660

      4 person household making under $51,500

      5 person household making under $60,340

      6 person household making under $69,180

      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    New Hope Ministries - Utility Financial Assistance - Littlestown Center
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 1113 Frederick Pike
    Littlestown, PA 17340
    Eligibility:
  • Those living in the geographic area listed below
    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG).
      For 2019:

      1 person household making under $24,980

      2 person household making under $33,820

      3 person household making under $42,660

      4 person household making under $51,500

      5 person household making under $60,340

      6 person household making under $69,180

      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Center Hours: Wednesday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday 9:00am to 12:30pm & 5:00 to 7:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries, (NHM)
    New Hope Ministries - Utility Financial Assistance - Dover
    New Hope Ministries, NHM, helps eligible community members with financial assistance towards the costs of their utilities.
  • Electricity
    • Heating Fuel - gas, propane & oil
    • Water bill
    • Sewer bill

      On a limited basis NMH may be able to help with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance.
    • car repairs
    • car insurance
    • gasoline
    • car registration
    • driver's licence fees

      Referrals made to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
  • 99 West Church Street
    Dillsburg, PA 17019
    Eligibility:
  • Those living in: Northern School District, Dillsburg, Wellsville, Franklintown, York Springs


    • Household Income Under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPIG).
      For 2019:

      1 person household making under $24,980

      2 person household making under $33,820

      3 person household making under $42,660

      4 person household making under $51,500

      5 person household making under $60,340

      6 person household making under $69,180

      7 person household making under $78,020
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Kensington Community Development Corporation
    New Kensington Community Development Corporation - Energy Crisis
    NKCDC helps clients apply for LIHEAP and crisis programs, emergency energy assistance, and budget billing programs for PECO, PGW and the Water Department. We can also provide heating fuel and weatherization assistance, and give recommendations on other ways to reduce energy costs.
    2771 Ruth Street
    Suite 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
    Eligibility: Open to all residents of Philadelphia
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Newburg First Church of God
    Newburg First Church of God
    Newburg First Church of God provides rental or utility assistance those ONLY IN THE ZIP CODE 17240.
    260 Newburg Road
    Newburg, PA 17240
    Eligibility: 17240 residents only
    Hours: Hours vary, please call first.
    North Hills Community Outreach
    North Hills Community Outreach - Siemer
    One time financial assistance for rent, security deposit or utilities for households who do not fit another program's eligibility guidelines.
    1975 Ferguson Road
    Allison Park, PA 15101
    Eligibility: Income below
    Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    North Hills Community Outreach - Millvale - Utility Assistance
    Utility assistance for families in crisis situations. Acts as a screening agency for Dollar Energy Fund.
    416 Lincoln Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15209
    Eligibility: For residents in northern Allegheny County. Many services have income requirements. Income eligibility is 200% of the federal poverty level
    Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Northern Area Multi-Service Center
    NAMS - IRS VITA Site
    Senoir Community Centers
    Senior Congregate Meal Locations
    Community Services Information and Referral
    Dollar Energy Agency
    Senior Fitness Classes Silver & Fit, Silver Sneakers and United Healthcare
    209 13th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15215
    Eligibility: Age 60+,resident of Allegheny County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Veterans Initiative
    Provides case management assistance to with acquiring permanent housing as quickly as possible or to attain stability in their current housing situation. Housing relocation and short to medium term rental and/or utility assistance may also be provided.
    135 West Fourth Street
    Emporium, PA 15834
    Eligibility: Eligible Veterans in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter County who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Assistance for those negatively affected financially by COVID-19 and struggling with rent/utilities payment.
    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    135 West Fourth Street
    Emporium, PA 15834
    Eligibility: Have to meet certain application criteria.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Operation Better Block
    Operation Better Block - Bridge to Benefits (B2B)
    Connects financially struggling families to public benefits and services. Benefits that they assist with include:
    -Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    -Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    -Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    -Food Stamps

    801 North Homewood Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    Eligibility: Must be a resident of Homewood-Brushton.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    PASW Counties Using COMPASS for Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    COMPASS Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship and may be at risk of homelessness due to Covid-19. ERAP provides tenant households assistance with rental and utility costs to include arrearages and other related housing expenses.

    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    Eligibility: Renter households that have income at or below 80 percent of the area median and in which at least one or more individuals living in the household:
  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 AND
  • can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
  • Pathstone
    Pathstone - Emergency Assistance
    Serves the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers who may not be eligible for other emergency services.

    Services may include:

    - Emergency shelter;
    - Nutritional assistance;
    - First month rental assistance
    - Rent in arrears assistance;
    - Mortgage assistance;
    - Utilities in arrears assistance
    421 McFarlan Road
    Longwood Corporate Center South
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Eligibility: Must have worked in agriculture in the last 24 months; be work authorized in the US and if a male be selective service registered.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    PathStone - Aspers - Emergency Food and Shelter
    Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services.

    Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
    2150 Carlisle Road
    Aspers, PA 17304
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    PathStone - Berks - Emergency Food and Shelter
    Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services.

    Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
    121 South Second Street
    Reading, PA 19602
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    PathStone - Emergency Food and Shelter - Erie
    Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services.

    Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
    1001 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    PathStone - Emergency Food and Shelter - Kennett Square
    Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services.

    Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
    421 McFarlan Road
    Suite E
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    PathStone - Emergency Food and Shelter - Scranton
    Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services.
    Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
    135 Franklin Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18503
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PECO
    PECO - Matching Energy Assistance Fund (MEAF)
    The Matching Energy Assistance Fund (MEAF) is an energy assistance program that enables us to assist low-income, residential customers in our service territory with bill payment.
    2301 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    Eligibility: - Income must be below 175% of Federal Poverty Limit - Must have a termination notice or service is already terminated - Must not have received MEAF assistance in the past 2 years - Balance must be brought to zero (0)
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 7PM.
    PECO
    PECO - Assistance Programs - Utility Service Payment Assistance
    Provides an array of programs that assist in paying utility bills.
    2301 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    PECO
    PECO - LIURP: Low Income Usage Reduction Program
    Offers usage reduction services and education to help reduce the amount of electricity and natural gas you use in your home. This free program is available to qualified low-income PECO customers.
    2301 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    225 South Franklin Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    33 Westminster Drive
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    2432 North 7th Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    620 Norland Avenue
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    539 Fulton Drive
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    7591 Lake Raystown Shopping Center
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    100 Meadow Lane
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    1125 Riverside Drive
    Lewistown, PA 17044
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    100 Centre Drive
    New Bloomfield, PA 17068
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    PA Department of Human Service - LIHEAP - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

    LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant.
    130 North Duke Street
    York, PA 17405
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
    LIHEAP (Energy Assistance, Utility Help) - Bedford
    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
    150 North Street
    Bedford, PA 15522
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    Hours: Weekdays, 7:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
    LIHEAP (Including fuel/utility grants and weatherization referrals) - Blair
    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a cris