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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
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.
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 and closed Wednesdays
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
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.
Aqua
Aqua - Helping Hand Program
Assists setting up manageable monthly payments on water and wastewater bills. Also provides customers with water conservation kits that provide customers with information and tools on how to use less water.
2491 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Eligibility: Meet all three criteria below:
- Household income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level
- Account is more than 21 days past due
- Customer has at least $110 in unpaid Aqua bills
Hours: Call for more information
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
Associated Charities
Associated Charities - Emergency Water Bill & Water Assistance
Provides emergency assistance for payment of water bills & water supplies.
409 East Central Avenue
Titusville, PA 16354
Eligibility: Low income, disabilities
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 - 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.
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 - Water and Sewer Service Payment Assistance
Helps cancer patients with paying their water and sewer bills.
PO Box 313
State College, PA 16804
Eligibility: Those with cancer who need help with basic necessities.
Hours: Call for more information.
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 - Utility Assistance - Neighborhood Employment 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.
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
641 Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
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 (Central Bucks)
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 (Lower Bucks)
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 (Upper Bucks)
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
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Capital Region Water
Capital Region Water - Customer Assistance Program
Provides the following programs:
- Credit Assistance
- Leak Adjustment
- Payment Plan Agreements
- Winter Shut-off Moratorium
- Emergency Medical Condition Confirmations
- Service Line/Lateral Assistance
3003 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Eligibility: Those with limited income or struggling to pay monthly bills
Hours: Call for information
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 of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Indiana Sewage Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides financial assistance to low income residents for sewage bill payments and security deposits and reconnect fees to prevent shut off of water.
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 - Indiana Water Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides financial assistance for low income residents to prevent water service from being shut off. Also helps pay security deposits and reconnect fees.
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 - Westmoreland Sewage Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides sewage bill and security deposit payment assistance
711 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Eligibility: Income within 175% of federal poverty guidelines.
Hours: Weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Westmoreland Water Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides Water Bill payment assistance for usage and security deposits
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Fayette Sewage Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides financial assistance to low income residents for help paying sewage bills, reconnect and security deposits
140 North Beeson Avenue
Suite 406
Uniontown, PA 15401
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Fayette Water Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides financial assistance to low income residents to pay for delinquent water bills, reconnect fees and security deposits.
140 North Beeson Avenue
Suite 406
Uniontown, PA 15401
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Armstrong Sewage Bill Payment Assistance
Provides financial assistance for low income residents to help pay sewage bills, reconnect fees and security deposits.
348 North Water Street
Kittanning, PA 15201
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg - Armstrong Water Bill Payment Assistance
**May take up to 5 business days to receive a call back.**

Provides financial assistance to low income residents for help paying water bills, reconnect fees and security deposits
348 North Water Street
Kittanning, PA 15201
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
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 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
Catholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
Catholic Social Services - Utility Service Payment Assistance
When funding is available, provides emergency payment assistance for electricity, heating, and water.
222 North 17th Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ;
Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
Catholic Social Services Hazleton - Emergency Relief Assistance
Works to alleviate the financial burden of individuals and families facing crisis situations, as well as provide supportive services to achieve self sufficiency. Some services that may be provided include:
Emergency assistance to prevent homelessness with rent or mortgage payments,
Rental deposits
,
Utility payments and utility deposit assistance
, Prescription assistance
and Transportation assistance.
200 West Chapel Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Eligibility: Varies with program
Hours: By appointment Monday through Friday 9:00a to 5:00pm
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 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-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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)
Community Action Agency of Delaware County - Helping Hand Program
Provides bill payment arrangements with customers who have a past due water bill/balance with Aqua PA.
1414 Meeting House
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Eligibility: Must be an Aqua PA customer, Delaware County resident and income eligible.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm
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 - 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 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 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
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 6th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Eligibility: Call for eligibility requirements.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00amm 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 6th Street
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Eligibility: Call for eligibility requirements.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00amm to 5:00pm
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 - $37,450/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.
    Dollar Energy Fund
    Pennsylvania American Water H2O Program Overview Customer Service Discount
    Provides a 65% monthly service charge discount and provides water-saving devices and educates customers on how to use water wisely. A program of Pennsylvania American Water managed by Dollar Energy Fund.
    PO Box 42329
    Pittsburgh, PA 152030329
    Eligibility: Customers of Pennsylvania American Water. Must meet income guidelines 150% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines: $1,361/month for one person, add $478 for each additional household member.
    Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, weekdays
    Dollar Energy Fund
    Pennsylvania American Water H2O Help to Others Grant Program
    Offers assistance grants of up to $500 per year for those who need help to pay their water bills.
    PO Box 42329
    Pittsburgh, PA 152030329
    Eligibility: PA American Water customers with a gross monthly household income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines. Seniors age 62 and over must have paid at least $50 on bill in the past 90 days. Other customers must have paid at least $100 on bill in the past 90 days. The account holder must live in the home. Total household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines as shown: Household Size: One $1,815 monthly; Two: $2,452 monthly; Three: $3,088 monthly; Four: $3,725 monthly; Five: $4,362 monthly; Six: $4,998 monthly; Seven: $5,635 monthly; Eight: $6,272 monthly. For each additional family member, add $637.
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Dollar Energy Fund
    Pennsylvania American Water H20 Sewer Utility Assistance
    Pennsylvania American Water Company offers Sewage Assistance for certain PAWC customers. Grants of up to $500 per year and 15% discounted wastewater charges are available to eligible customers.

    PO Box 42329
    Pittsburgh, PA 152030329
    Eligibility: For grant program: 150% of federal poverty guidelines: $1,361/month for one person, add $478 for each additional household member.
    For discounted services: 200% of federal poverty guidelines: $1,815/month for one person, add $637 for each additional household member. Customers must have their sewage managed by PAWC, not just billed by PAWC, and must meet the current service status requirement.
    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.
    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
    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
    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
    Fair Housing Council of the Capital Region
    Fair Housing Council of the Capital Region, Dauphin County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance
    Provides emergency rent & utility assistance.
    2100 North 6th Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    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 - $37,450/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: Call for information. NOTE: Walk-In appointments will not be accepted.
    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
    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
    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.
    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
    Friends of the Poor
    Friends of the Poor - Water Service Payment Assistance
    Offers water utility assistance Occasionally rent and other material assistance requests will be considered if the individual in need has exhausted all other agencies and options. Assistance is based on staff discretion and available resources.
    148 Meridan Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18505
    Eligibility: Anyone in need.
    Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
    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 - Emergency Food Cupboard
    Thursdays from 10-12, distributes packages of perishable and non-perishable items on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible residents of Northwest Philadelphia. Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets available during holiday period.
    35 West Chelten Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Eligibility: GACM targets NW Phila, zip codes 19118,19119, 19126, 19138, 19144, 19150. Information shared freely with everyone. Services require documentation of id, residency,income, household composition.
    Hours: Social Service Mon- Wed 9am-2pm

    Food Cupboard Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    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
    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
    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 before termination or eviction
    116 Browns Hill Road
    Suite 400
    Valencia, PA 16059
    Eligibility: Must complete an online literacy class and application. Can not already be receiving housing assistance.
    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.
    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 - 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
    Modest Needs
    Modest Needs - Emergency Self-Sufficiency Grants
    Provides short-term financial assistance to families and individuals who live slightly above the poverty line (and are therefore ineligible for many below-poverty services) but are only a paycheck or two away from a financial crisis.
    Modest Needs Foundation
    33 Irving Place, FL 5
    New York, NY 10003
    Eligibility: If an individual's responses to the online application indicate that thethey meet the requirements, the Application Wizard will always automatically direct the applicant to the Self-Sufficiency Grant application. If you have questions about your eligibility after reading the webpage, you may email doiqualify modestneeds.org.
    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, 11:00am to 5:00pm
    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, 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, 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
    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
  • Pennsylvania American Water
    Pennsylvania American Water - H2O Help to Others Program (Administered by the Dollar Energy Fund)
    Provides three services:


    - Grants of up to $500 per year

    - A discount on the monthly service fee

    - Water-saving devices and education


    800 West Hersheypark Drive
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Eligibility: Pennsylvania American Water customers only - low-income customers, based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines
    Hours: 24/7 for emergency; Non-emergency: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm
    Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors (PAWW)
    Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors
    Provides emergency financial assistance to veterans to help pay for housing, utilities, transportation, medical and other expenses. Pays directly to landlords, vendors and creditors.
    1117 Country Club Road
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    Eligibility: Veterans and their families
    Hours: Hours vary, please call first.
    People In Need
    People In Need - Utilities Assistance
    Assists people in applying for Columbia Gas Customer Assistance Program (CAP), Dollar Energy Fund for Columbia Gas, Pennsylvania Water Company, Pennsylvania Power
    2703 West State Street
    New Castle, PA 16101
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging - Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians
    Provides grants up to $100 for emergency needs including medicine, food, utility shutoffs and other urgent necessities. Also provides assistance with oil heating emergencies not exceeding 100 gallons.
    642 North Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Eligibility: Philadelphia residents 60+ living at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines.
    Applicant must have first applied to LIHEAP and/or UESF.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Philadelphia Water Department
    Philadelphia Water Department - Tiered Assistance Program - Philadelphia; Citywide
    Anyone having trouble paying their water bill should apply for help. The Tiered Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help Philadelphia Water Department customers who are:

    Low income,seniors, or having a special hardship that makes it difficult to pay their water bills.
    1101 Market Street
    ARAMark Tower - 5th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau - Customer Service - North Philadelphia
    Authorized bill payment location and to apply for water connection.
    22nd & Somerset Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19132
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau - Customer Service - Northeast Philadelphia
    Authorized bill payment location and to apply for water connection.
    9239 Roosevelt Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19114
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau - Customer Service
    Authorized bill payment location and to apply for water connection.
    1401 J.F.K. Boulevard
    Municipal Services Bldg. - Ground Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau
    Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau - Water Revenue Assistance Program (WRAP)
    Grants of up to $200 on water bills are available to prevent shutoff or to restore service. Assists customers in obtaining federal energy assistance.
    1401 J.F.K. Boulevard
    Municipal Services Bldg. - Ground Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Eligibility: Clients living at or below 175 percent of poverty level, at residence for which application is being made.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Pike County Human Services
    Pike County Human Development
    This office provides emergency rental and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food vouchers and listing of county food pantries, emergency shelter, county housing rehab program, referrals, funding and information source for local human service agencies.
    506 Broad Street
    Milford, PA 18337
    Eligibility: Contact the office, varies by program.
    Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Pike County Human Services
    COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Pike County Renters could be eligible for up to 12 months of rental or utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
    ON LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY.
    506 Broad Street
    Milford, PA 18337
    Eligibility: * Pike County Renters.
    * Applicants must meet County area median income guidelines.
    * Applicants must have experienced a reduction of income due to COVID-19 from March 13, 2020, and be able to provide documentation of loss of income OR must have qualified for unemployment benefits OR incurred significant financial hardship due to COVID-19.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
    ERAP funds are available until December 31, 2021 or until funding is exhausted.
    Pittsburgh Community Services
    Pittsburgh Community Services - Dollar Energy Fund Application Assistance
    Provides screening for individuals who want to apply for a Dollar Energy Fund grant.
    249 North Craig Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Eligibility: Based on the utility company the federal poverty guidelines vary. You must call to qualify.
    Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
    Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority - Residential Homeowner Assistance Program
    Homeowners facing potentially steep costs to repair non-compliant storm sewer connections to sanitary sewers on their property. Dollar Energy Fund will serve as the grant and loan program administrator and first point of customer contact for Pittsburgh homeowners who wish to participate in this program.
    1200 Penn Avenue
    Penn Liberty Plaza 1
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Potter County Human Services
    Potter County Human Services - Emergency Rent/Utility Assistance
    Assisting those who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to help pay rent and utilities.
    62 North Street
    Roulette, PA 16746
    Eligibility: Have to be behind on rent and/or utilities and can demonstrate a loss of income due to unemployment as a result of the pandemic
    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.
    Prince of Peace Center
    Prince of Peace Center - Family Supportive Services Emergency Services
    Provides support for rent payments, utility bills, furniture, food, medical payments, and other needs to single, working men and women in our community. Thrift store provides appliances, furniture, clothing, and items to assist those in need.
    502 Darr Avenue
    Farrell, PA 16121
    Eligibility: Need-primarily those living within the Shenango Valley & we do not wish to create/sustain dependence upon us by making repetitive stipends to someone failing to make life choices to better life choices to better life within budget, et al

    We also have funding for a single working mother with children if one should qualify.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Emergency Services offers a walk in day on Wednesdays from 10:00am to noon and 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
    Other days are by appointments
    ProJeCt of Easton
    ProJeCt of Easton - Rent Relief Program
    Provides financial assistance on behalf of low to moderate income renters experiencing difficulty making rent payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experienced mediators.
    320 Ferry Street
    Easton, PA 18042
    Eligibility: Assistance may be provided to support lessees who are at least 30 days past due on their monthly rent payments and can
    verify job loss or loss of income related to COVID-19 rendering the lessee unable to pay rent.
    Public Health Management Corporation
    PHMC - Covid-19 Emergency Financial Assistance for People Living with HIV
    The Direct Emergency Financial Assistance Program is administered through PHMC. Through the collaborative effort of the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) and the Office of Housing and Community Development/Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (OHCD/ HOPWA).

    The purpose of the fund is to assist people living with HIV/AIDS in an emergency that has resulted from a generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances that demand immediate attention. The fund helps with imminent homelessness, access to medications, and other resources.
    Centre Square East
    1500 Market Street, Suite 1500
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Eligibility: The Direct Emergency Financial Assistance Program (DEFA) is an emergency financial resource for people living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

    Financial eligibility for each funding source varies. Please see below for links to the information about and applications for the PHMC programs currently in effect.

    Applicants MUST be People Living with HIV (PLWH).

    Regional Housing Legal Services
    Regional Housing Legal Services - Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP)
    Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) assist low-income residential utility and energy consumers connect to and maintain affordable utility and energy services within their homes.

    - Assistance and information regarding utility termination and payment arrangements
    - Utility customer service obligations
    - Universal Service Programs
    - Landlord-Tenant related utility issues
    - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Issues
    118 Locust Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Eligibility: Currently, PULP accepts cases from income-eligible clients who are:
  • Facing termination of utility services (including electric, gas, water, and sewer service or telephone)
    • Seeking to reconnect to utility service or to connect to service at a new residence
    • Having trouble paying their utility bills and/or having issues enrolling in utility universal service programs such as the Customer Assistance Program
    • Have been denied weatherization and/or energy efficiency improvements in their home
  • Hours: Call for information
    Resources for Human Development
    Resources for Human Development - Flexible Housing Fund Program - Crossroads Community Services
    Provides one-time financial assistance for persons with disability (a serious and persistent mental illness or drug and alcohol diagnosis) to obtain or maintain their housing with things such as rental security deposit, rent, rental arrears, mortgage payment/arrears, utility deposit/payments, medical supplies not covered by insurance, basic household furniture items. NO PET OR VEHICLE assistance.
    37 Dansbury Terrace
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Respective Solutions Group
    Respective Solutions Group - Water Service Payment Assistance
    Assistance to help those in need defray the costs of their water bill.
    948 Ben Franklin Highway
    Ebensburg, PA 15931
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Saint Matthews Assistance Ministry - Basic Needs Help

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
    •By appointment only (clients must call on Tuesdays only from 8:30am-9:30am.Typical amount paid $25-$50. Bills can not exceed $200.00 and the bill cannot be a shut off notice. The following are the ONLY items we help with:

    •Medical bill assistance (physician verified)

    •Prescription assistance (must receive fax from doctor's office verifying prescription)

    •Electric bill assistance (no CAP recipients)

    •Gas bill assistance (no CAP recipients)

    •Water bill assistance
    Local phone bill payment/connection (up to $20)

    •Bus passes/gas vouchers - employment or medical purposes



    A recipient can only receive assistance from us one time in 90 days and the need can not exceed $200. We provide $50 in assistance (1/4 of bill/invoice).


    839 West Market Street
    York, PA 17401
    Eligibility: Must be resident of York County or residing in York County. Eligible clients may receive financial assistance once every 90 days and assistance with food once every 30 days.
    Hours: Financial Assistance: Call Tuesdays, 8:30am to 9:30am for an appointment on Friday, 8:30am to 11:00am



    DUE TO COVID-19, NO FRIDAY APPOINTMENTS AT THIS TIME.
    Saint Vincent de Paul
    Saint Vincent de Paul
    Provides help with basic needs such as rent help, electric and water shut offs, and heating oil in the winter. Also help with car expenses such as gas or repairs on a case by case basis.
    529 Mifflin Street
    Huntingdon , PA 16652
    Eligibility: Provides help to low income families but have no concrete income guidelines (Families at or Below 150% of the Proverty Line).
    Hours: Phone based - monitor the phone Monday through Friday and return calls for help within 24 to 48 hours
    Salvation Army - Aliquippa Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Aliquippa Service Center - Food and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    514 Franklin Avenue
    Aliquippa, PA 15001
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Friday by appointment only
    Food Pantry, 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Salvation Army - Allegheny County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Clairton Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Salvation Army - Allegheny County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Duquesne Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Salvation Army - Allegheny County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Springdale and Cheswick Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Salvation Army - Allegheny Valley Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division - Allegheny Valley Worship and Service Center
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    917 Brackenridge Avenue
    Brackenridge, PA 15014
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00
    Emergency Food Bank: Thursdays, 11:00am to 3:00pm
    Salvation Army - Altoona Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division - Altoona Service Center
    Emergency assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis. Referrals are made for assistance not offered at our facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).

    1813 Sixth Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    Eligibility: Residents of: 16601. 16602 or 16603
    Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 1:30pm
    Food Pantry is by appointment only. Must call for appointment.
    Salvation Army - Altoona Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Altoona Worship and Service Center - Utilities and Basic Needs
    1813 6th Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    Eligibility: The individual or family must live within the city of Altoona.
    Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-2pm
    Salvation Army - Armstrong County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Armstrong County Service Units - Freeport Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Confidential Address
    Salvation Army - Armstrong County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Armstrong County Service Units - Leechburg Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Confidential Address
    Salvation Army - Armstrong County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Armstrong County Service Units - Rural Valley Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Confidential Address
    Salvation Army - Beaver County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Beaver County Service Units - Ambridge Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Salvation Army - Beaver County Service Units
    Salvation Army - Beaver County Service Units - Midland Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    Salvation Army - Beaver Falls Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Beaver Falls Worship and Service Center - Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    414 16th Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Salvation Army - Bradford Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Bradford Worship and Service Center
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    111 Jackson Avenue
    Bradford, PA 16701
    Hours: Sunday, Worship Services, 9:45am to 12:30pm
    Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Project Bundle Up (New Winter Outerwear): Sign-up until Dec 31 or when Funds are exhausted
    Salvation Army - Butler Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Butler Worship and Service Center - Food and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs.May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    313 West Cunningham Street
    Butler, PA 16001
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Soup Kitchen: Monday through Friday, 11:30am to 12:30pm
    Salvation Army - Chartiers Valley Service Center
    Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division - Chartiers Valley Service Center
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    225 West Main Street
    Carnegie, PA 15106
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm
    Food Pantry: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
    Salvation Army - Clearfield Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Clearfield Worship and Service Center
    Distributing meals during COVID-19 on certain circumstances. Call or visit website for more information. Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    119 Byers Street
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm
    Senior Food Distribution: 1st Thursday of every month
    Salvation Army - Corry Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Corry Worship and Service Center
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    Financial services utilities, rent etc are not guaranteed.
    127 West Washington Street
    Corry, PA 16407
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Office: Monday and Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Soup Kitchen: Monday through Friday, Breakfast 8:00am to 9:00am; Lunch 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Clothing Room: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:00am
    Salvation Army - DuBois Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - DuBois Worship and Service Center
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    119 South Jared Street
    DuBois, PA 15801
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to Noon, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Salvation Army - Forest City
    Forest City Salvation Army Service Unit
    Emergency relief assistance such as help with rent, food, and utilities/fuel. Assistance must justify the emergency. Assistance with rent payment requires an eviction notice or threat of homelessness.
    Assistance with utilities requires a shut-off notice.
    Can assist with heating fuel delivery/purchase in severe cold weather situations.
    Emergency food assistance is available through use of food pantry; no food vouchers are given out.
    Services are only available to residents of the following zip codes: 18421, 18413, 18430, 18470, 18820, and 18842.
    Forest City Service Extension Unit is only staffed part time and individuals must leave a message regarding their need. Someone will return their call at a later time.
    636 1/2 Main Street
    Forest City, PA 18421
    Eligibility: Services are only available to residents of the following zip codes: 18421, 18413, 18430, 18470, 18820, and 18842.
    Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.
    Hours: Hours are by appointment only. Call 570-795-4357 leave message, will receive a call back to schedule an appointment.
    Salvation Army - Franklin Service Center
    Salvation Army - Franklin Service Center
    Food assistance, clothing and furniture vouchers (to Salvation Army thrift store in Meadville) based on requirements, Utility Assistance as funds are available, Soup Kitchen w/salad bar, summer camp, emergency off-site lodging (max 3 days) as funds are available.
    737 Elk Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 2:30pm;
    Pantry: during office hours
    ; Soup Kitchen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11:30am to 12:30pm
    Salvation Army - Greene County Service Center
    Salvation Army - Greene County Service Center - Material and Financial Assistance
    Dollar Energy Applications, Emergency Assistance for Utilities, Rent, Food, Lodging, Burial, Prescription Medications, Free Clothing, Household Warehouse, Kids' Birthday Club, Summer Camp, Treasures for Kids, Project Bundle-Up, Back to School Clothing and Produce to People Distribution.
    131 West First Street
    Waynesburg, PA 15370
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm
    Clothing Warehouse: Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00pm
    Salvation Army - Greensburg Corps Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Greensburg Corps and Worship and Service Center - Material Good, Food Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, rent, and utility expenses. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School, Christmas toy assistance and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    131 East Otterman Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Eligibility: Holiday Program is for children 12 and under.
    Hours: Monday- Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Salvation Army - Greenville Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Greenville Worship and Service Center - Mercer Service Unit - Financial Assistance
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, and household utility expenses. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    230 East Butler Street
    Mercer United Methodist Church
    Mercer, PA 16137
    Hours: Thursdays, 10:00am to noon
    Salvation Army - Greenville Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Greenville Worship and Service Center - Grove City - Financial Assistance
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    717 West Main Street
    Grove City, PA 16127
    Salvation Army - Hamburg Service Center and Family Store
    Salvation Army Hamburg Service Center - Emergency Assistance
    Emergency assistance for heating, utilities, rent and limited prescriptions. Also provides emergency food vouchers, emergency food boxes and disaster services.
    700 South Fourth Street
    Hamburg, PA 19526
    Eligibility: Based on zip code assigned coverage area, funds available, and emergency need.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Salvation Army - Hamburg Service Center and Family Store
    Salvation Army Kutztown Service Unit - Emergency Assistance
    Emergency assistance for heating, utilities, rent and limited prescriptions.
    658D Noble Street
    Kutztown, PA 19530
    Eligibility: Based on zip code assigned coverage area, funds available, and emergency need.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center - Marion Center Service Unit
    Emergency Direct Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available.
    635 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center - Armagh Service Center
    635 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center - Blairsville Service Center
    635 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center - Cherry Tree Service Unit
    635 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Indiana Worship and Service Center - Material and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    635 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Eligibility: Need and income guidelines apply
    Hours: Weekdays, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Salvation Army - Jeanette Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Jeanette Worship and Service Center - Food and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    1100 Clay Avenue Extension
    Jeanette, PA 15644
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
    Salvation Army - Kittanning Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Kittanning Worship and Service Center - Material and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as school supplies, winter coats, and holiday toys or food where funds are available.

    Also offered at this location is The Salvation Army Bridging the Gap program - a juvenile prevention and/or intervention program that focuses on educating, motivating, and supporting youth and families. Candidates for this program are males and females, ages 12-17, who are having truancy, or behavioral issues. Provides a 12 week life-changing experience that will inspire participants to make positive changed within their lives. The program also introduces different educational, social, health and career resources available within the participant’s community.

    A Back 2 Work Gear program is also offered for individuals who have gotten a new job and need help getting uniform or equipment pieces required to start a new job.
    205 South Jefferson Street
    Kittanning, PA 16201
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Salvation Army - Lancaster
    Salvation Army Lancaster - Emergency Financial Assistance
    Limited financial aid (as funding is available) for emergency situations; Must meet specific guidelines including income.

    10 trip bus pass for newly employed. Must have proof of hire. All day bus pass for medical appointments.
    131 South Queen Street
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    Eligibility: Call for information; Must meet specific guidelines including income
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Closed on all federal holidays
    Salvation Army - Latrobe Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - Latrobe Worship and Service Center - Food and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    1420 Ridge Avenue
    Latrobe, PA 15650
    Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Closed for lunch at noon to 1:00pm
    Salvation Army - Ligonier Service Center
    Salvation Army - Ligonier Service Center - Food and Financial Assistance
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    856 Nature Run Road
    Ligonier, PA 15658
    Hours: Monday, noon to 2:00pm
    Wednesday, 10:00am to noon
    Appointments available
    Salvation Army - Lock Haven
    Salvation Army of Lock Haven - Utility Payment Assistance
    **COVID-19 UPDATES**: Intakes being conducated by phone only.
    Assists eligible clients with paying utility bills. Service is available as funding permits.
    119 East Church Street
    Lock Haven, PA 17745
    Eligibility: Only able to help with one month's utility bills.
    Hours: Monday through Fridays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Salvation Army - McKeesport Worship and Service Center
    Salvation Army - McKeesport Worship and Service Center
    Emergency Assistance for financially struggling individuals and families in crisis seeking assistance for such things as food, clothing, shelter, rent, household utility expenses and similar miscellaneous living needs. Referrals made for assistance not offered at facility. May also offer seasonal assistance, such as Back-to-School and Project Bundle-Up where funds are available. Call for holiday programs (toys and food).
    821 Walnut Street
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm