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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.
Universal Service Administrative Company - Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Federal Emergency Broadband Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • Emergency Broadband Support Center
    PO Box 7081
    London, KY 40742
    Eligibility: Your household likely qualifies if it has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if any meber of the household:
  • Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit

    • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
    • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year
    • Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; or
    • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.

      Visit the Do I Qualify page to learn more.
  • Hours: Website: 24/7
    Phone support available seven days a week from 9:00am - 9:00pm.
    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 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.
    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.
    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.
    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)
    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.
    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.
    313 West Market Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    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 or to pay deposits for new tenancies.
    Hours: Resource Navigators are available to complete the intake process 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.
    Click here for application

    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
    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.
    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 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
    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.
    Erie County Care Management
    Erie County Care Management - Erie Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    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
    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.
    Federal Communications Commission
    FCC - Emergency Broadband Benefit
    Provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
    45 L Street NE
    Washington, DC 20554
    Eligibility:
  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline
    • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
    • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
    • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
    • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
  • 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 - 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.
    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
    Lifeline Assistance
    Lifeline Phone or Internet Service
    Lifeline is a federal program that helps lower the cost of your monthly phone or Internet bill, but not both.
    Receive up to $9.25 off your phone or Internet bill.

    RULES: If you qualify, your household can get Lifeline for phone or Internet service, but not both.
    • If you get Lifeline for phone service, you can get the benefit for one mobile phone or one home
    phone, but not both.
    • If you get Lifeline for Internet service, you can get the benefit for your mobile phone or your home
    connection, but not both.
    • If you get Lifeline for bundled phone and internet service, you can get the benefit for your mobile
    phone bundled service or your home bundled service, but not both.
    Your household cannot get Lifeline from more than one phone or internet company.
    You are only allowed to get one Lifeline benefit per household, not per person. If more than one person in
    your household gets Lifeline, you are breaking the FCC’s rules and will lose your benefit.

    700 12th Street
    Suite 900
    Washington, DC 20005
    Eligibility: INDIVIDUAL ELIGIBILITY:: You qualify for a discount if you participate in one of these government benefit programs:
    SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance(FPHA), Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefit, Supplemental Security Income(SSI) or your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
    HOUSEHOLD ELIGIBILITY: A household is a group of people that share income and expenses. You are only allowed to get ONE Lifeline discount per household.
    Hours: Lifeline Support Center 9 am - 9 pm ET, 7 days per week. 800-234-9473
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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
  • Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities
    Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities - 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.

    Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    57 North Franklin Street
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    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) thttps://www.phfa.org/forms/pacares/rental/RRP-County-Income-Limits.pdf to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria.

    - 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 and email available 24/7.

    Site hours may vary. Call to inquire or to leave voicemail after hours.
    Salvation Army - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
    Emergency services, emergency food bag, clothing, applications for utility assistance, after school, children's school supplies, food bag
    229 West Mahoning Street
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday
    , 9:00am to 12:00pm
    , 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Closed for federal holidays, all closings posted
    School District of Lancaster
    School District of Lancaster - Free Internet
    The Steinman Foundation is providing support to School District of Lancaster families who do not have reliable internet access.
    1020 Lehigh Avenue
    Administrative Building
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: Families who do not currently have a way to connect a student’s SDoL device to the internet
    Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)
    SEAMAAC - Health & Social Services
    *in person services currently suspended*

    The Health & Social Services team provides holistic support services for immigrants and refugees. Our offices are based in South Philadelphia. Although we specialize in serving Asian immigrants and refugees, all are welcome. We work with elders, adults, and families on employment support, digital literacy, Digital Navigator helpline, naturalization assistance, public benefits, health insurance, intimate partner violence, ESL, family literacy, health access, information and referral, case management, advocacy, community programs, and collaboration with other health care and social service providers. Our civic engagement initiatives provide nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, get out the vote, and voter protection supports.
    1711 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Eligibility: Primary populations served are immigrants and refugees. All services are provided free of charge.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Universal Service Administrative Company - Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
    Federal Emergency Broadband Program
    The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:
  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
  • Emergency Broadband Support Center
    PO Box 7081
    London, KY 40742
    Eligibility: Your household likely qualifies if it has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if any meber of the household:
  • Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit

    • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
    • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year
    • Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; or
    • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.

      Visit the Do I Qualify page to learn more.
  • Hours: Website: 24/7
    Phone support available seven days a week from 9:00am - 9:00pm.
    Universal Service Administrative Company - Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
    Beneficio federal de emergencia por Internet (Federal Emergency Broadband - Spanish version)
    El Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB) es un programa temporal de la FCC que ofrece ayuda a los hogares con problemas para pagar sus servicios de Internet durante la pandemia. Este nuevo programa de asistencia conectará a los hogares con sus sitios de trabajo, con servicios de atención de salud de crucial importancia, con salas de clase virtuales y mucho más.

    El Beneficio De Emergencia Para Internet (EBB) proporcionará un descuento mensual de hasta $50 (dólares estadounidenses) para el servicio de Internet de hogares elegibles y un descuento mensual de hasta $75 (dólares estadounidenses) para hogares elegibles situados en tierras tribales. Los hogares elegibles también pueden recibir un descuento único de $100 (dólares estadounidenses) por la compra de una computadora portátil, computadora de escritorio o una tableta electrónica, a través de un proveedor participante.
    Emergency Broadband Support Center
    PO Box 7081
    London, KY 40742
    Eligibility: Podrás participar en este programa si un miembro de tu hogar:
  • Tiene un ingreso igual o menor al 135% del nivel federal de pobreza (Federal Poverty Guidelines, en inglés) o participa en ciertos programas de asistencia social
    • Recibe beneficios en la escuela bajo el programa de almuerzo o desayuno gratuito o reducido
    • Recibió una beca Federal Pell Grant para la Universidad durante el año en curso
    • Experimentó una pérdida sustancial de ingresos debido a la pérdida de su empleo o a la suspensión de su trabajo, sin sueldo, desde el 29 de febrero de 2020
    • Cumple con los criterios de elegibilidad exigidos por un proveedor participante en un programa de bajos ingresos o en un programa COVID-19 ya existente.
  • Hours: Sitio web disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana.

    La asistencia telefónica está disponible los siete días de la semana de 9:00am a 9:00pm.
    Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council
    Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Providing rent and utilities assistance to those affected 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.
    1209 Pennsylvania Avenue West
    Warren, PA 16365
    Eligibility: Must meet income guidelines and demonstrate individual was impacted by COVID-19 after March 13, 2020.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    Westmoreland County ERAP - Union Mission
    Westmoreland County ERAP - Union Mission - Intake and Processing
    On January 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury launched the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The ERAP program is designed to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Westmoreland County residents may apply for ERAP funds through the Union Mission. Those requiring use of technology will be able to visit one of the partner agencies to fill out the required forms online.
    Eligibility: Under the County’s ERAP an “eligible household” is defined as a renter household that has a household 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;
    * additional eligibility criteria will be added as the program is finalized.

    Please note: Landlords are able to apply on behalf of tentants, but the tenants will be required to provide information and to participate in the process. Funds are not available to pay arrears for tenants who have already been evicted.
    Hours: Website is available 24/7
    Staff is available to assist with ERAP questions Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    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
    YWCA Tri-County Area
    YWCA Tri-County Area - Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC)
    The YWCA is a participating agency of the Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC) and is accepting applications for assistance from Montgomery County residents who meet the criteria listed below.
    724 North Adams Street
    First Floow
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    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 of operation vary. Please call or email if you need to pick up a paper application.
    Center for Family Services
    Center for Family Services - Main Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Venango County Department of Human Services
    Venango County DHS - Main Complex - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    ACLAMO Family Centers
    ACLAMO Family Centers - Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC)
    Blueprints
    Blueprints - Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance
    Bucks County Government
    Bucks County - Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA) Program
    Central Pennsylvania Community Action
    Central Pennsylvania Community Action - Clearfield Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Chester County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Chester County Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP)
    City of Philadelphia
    City of Philadelphia - Covid-19 Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP)
    City of Reading
    City of Reading - Human Relations Commission, Rental and Utility Assistance
    Clarion County Housing Authority
    Clarion County Housing Authority - Main Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Community Action
    Community Action - Main Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Community Services of Venango County
    Community Services of Venango County - Oil City - Child Advocacy Program
    Erie County Care Management
    Erie County Care Management - Erie Office - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Family Services of Montgomery County
    Family Services of Montgomery County - Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC)
    First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
    First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
    Franklin Center of Beaver County
    Franklin Center of Beaver County - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
    Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
    Manna on Main Street
    Manna on Main Street - Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC)
    McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Mercer County Housing Authority
    Mercer County Housing Authority - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities
    Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities - Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC)
    Salvation Army - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
    School District of Lancaster
    School District of Lancaster - Free Internet
    Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)
    SEAMAAC - Health & Social Services
    Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council
    Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    YWCA Tri-County Area
    YWCA Tri-County Area - Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC)
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