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Chester County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program (ERAP)
Distributes funds provided by the American Recovery Act to assist eligible renters with rent and utility arrears (payments owed/overdue).
Confidential Address
Eligibility: Renting tenants in Chester County who:
  • Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship, directly or indirectly, during COVID-19
  • Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median of $59,050 for a family of 1 or $84,300 for a family of 4

*Income limits are subject to change per guidance from the federal government.*
Hours: 24/7
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
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.
1337 East Fifth Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Eligibility: - Must be a Lehigh County resident
- Must rent home or apartment
- Demonstrate a financial impact occured during the COVID-19 pandemic
Click here for additional qualification information
Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Assists renters who have suffered disruption and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 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:
Website and online application is available 24/7

In-person application is by appointment only
Dollar Energy Fund
Utility Payment Assistance
The $1 Energy Fund Grant Program assists utility customers who meet income and payment eligibility guidelines with a $100-$500 grant applied directly to their utility bill. Program Dates:

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

To apply for Dollar Energy funds, the account holder must live in the home. The grant covers residential, single home or apartment service. "Cooking only", commercial, industrial or apartments with shared utility service are not eligible. Applicants can only receive one grant per utility, per program year (October 1st through September 28).
PO Box 42329
Pittsburgh, PA 152030329
Eligibility: If applicants are eligible and programs are open, applicants must apply for LIHEAP and CRISIS before applying for the Dollar Energy Fund Hardship Program. Gross monthly household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Income Calculator. Applicants must have an outstanding balance on their utility bill of at least $100. Seniors (age 62+) may have a $0 balance as long as there is no existing credit on the account.Proof of Sincere Effort of Payment: Gas and electric: Applicants must have paid at least $150 on their account in the past 90 days; senior citizens (age 62 and over) must have paid $100 on their accounts. Water and sewer: Applicants must have paid at least $100 on their account in the last 90 days; senior citizens (age 62 and over) must have paid at least $50.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 8:00pm
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
**The ERAP program is temporarily no longer accepting new applications. Go to the website, Lancasterhelp.rent, for more information.**

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 through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm; Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm
Helpline: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Indiana County Community Action 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.
827 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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: COMPASS application is available online 24/7.
    Mercer County Housing Authority
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Provides rent and utility funds for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
    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. Call for more information.
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm; Wednesday, Friday: 11:00am to 7:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
    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.
    625 Forster Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    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 Department of Human Services
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    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.
    Confidential Address
    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.
    Venango County Department of Human Services
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Assisting individuals who are struggling with rent and utilities due to a COVID-19.
    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.
    ACLAMO Family Centers
    Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC) (ERAP)
    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.
    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.

    Office hours may vary. Call to inquire or to leave voicemail after hours.
    Action Wellness
    Housing Services
    Offer assistance to clients who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining housing. Provides a range of services and options to assist clients in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing. Housing services include counseling, subsidized housing for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, and assistance applying for housing related benefits and entitlements.
    1216 Arch Street
    6th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Eligibility: Members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people at risk for contracting HIV, and those living with any chronic illness.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Action Wellness
    Housing Services
    Offer assistance to clients who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining housing. Provides a range of services and options to assist clients in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing. Housing services include counseling, subsidized housing for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, and assistance applying for housing related benefits and entitlements.
    2302 Edgmont Avenue
    Chester, PA 19013
    Eligibility: Members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people at risk for contracting HIV, and those living with any chronic illness.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Action Wellness
    Housing Services
    Offer assistance to clients who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining housing. Provides a range of services and options to assist clients in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing. Housing services include counseling, subsidized housing for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, and assistance applying for housing related benefits and entitlements.
    2641 North Sixth Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19133
    Eligibility: Members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people at risk for contracting HIV, and those living with any chronic illness.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Action Wellness
    Housing Services
    Offer assistance to clients who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining housing. Provides a range of services and options to assist clients in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing. Housing services include counseling, subsidized housing for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, and assistance applying for housing related benefits and entitlements.
    3901 Market Street
    Box 1934
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Eligibility: Members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people at risk for contracting HIV, and those living with any chronic illness.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Action Wellness
    Housing Services
    Offer assistance to clients who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining housing. Provides a range of services and options to assist clients in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing. Housing services include counseling, subsidized housing for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, and assistance applying for housing related benefits and entitlements.
    3600 Market Street
    Suite 601
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Eligibility: Members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people at risk for contracting HIV, and those living with any chronic illness.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    AGAPE
    Financial Assistance
    Provides financial assistancer for heating, rent, utilities, mortgage, car, medical and prescription expenses and other needs on case by case basis depending on available funding.
    851 Railroad Street
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    Eligibility: Must meet program guidelines and income guidelines. Call for information.
    Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Thursdays, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Closed Wednesdays
    Allegheny Link
    Intake for Urban Redevelopment Authority Housing Stabilization Program (URA HSP)
    Provides screening for the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Housing Stabilization Program (HSP), that offers one-time financial assistance to households facing a temporary non-recurring housing crisis.

    City of Pittsburgh renters may receive up to $3,000; homeowners may receive up to $6,000 in housing assistance.
    One Smithfield Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Eligibility: Open to City of Pittsburgh residents. Individuals may apply once every five (5) years.
    Hours:
    Phone Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm


    In Person Meetings: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
    Emergency Financial Assistance
    Provides financial assistance to families who are in emergency situations. The assistance is in the form of gasoline assistance, clothing, furniture, emergency food vouchers, emergency travel assistance, help with rent and utilities and help with prescriptions. Also provides referrals to other agencies.
    1913 Freeport Road
    Natrona Heights, PA 15065
    Eligibility: Income under 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    American Rescue Workers
    Utility Assistance and Lodging
    As funds are available, a limited amount is utilized for utility assistance.
    502 Mulberry Street
    Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
    Eligibility: Hollidaysburg and Duncansville residents ONLY; Must have shut-off notice; Only help one time a year
    Hours: By appointment only
    American Rescue Workers
    Utility Assistance
    Provides assistance with the payment of a fuel or utility bill on an emergency, case by case basis.
    337 Bridge Street
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: Requests for utility assistance must be accompanied by a shut-off notice.
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 3:00pm; Wednesday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    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
    Eligibility: Experiencing homelessness
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Armstrong County Community Action Agency
    Emergency Rent Assistance Program
    Provides Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds available for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss and COVID-19.
    705 Butler Road
    Kittanning, PA 16201
    Eligibility: Experiencing homelessness
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Army Emergency Relief
    Army Emergency Relief
    Provides emergency aid, in the form of either a direct grant (a cash gift, not to be repaid) or an interest-free loan, and by giving college scholarships to children of soldiers.

    2530 Crystal Drive
    Suite 13161
    Arlington, VA 22202
    Eligibility: The following individuals are eligible for assistance from Army Emergency Relief:
    • Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
    • Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (National Guard under Title 10 authority and Army Reserve) who are on continuous active duty for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible family members.
    • Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability or retired upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their eligible family members.
    • Widows, widowers and orphans of Soldiers who died while on active duty or after retirement as cited above.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Associated Charities
    Neighbor to Neighbor Fuel Assistance
    Provides natural gas fuel assistance in partnership with National Fuel Company.
    409 East Central Avenue
    Titusville, PA 16354
    Eligibility: Ages 55+
    Hours: Call for more information.
    Benefits Data Trust, Public Benefits Assistance
    PA Benefits Center

    Assists with submitting applications for:
    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • PACE/PACENET (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly)
    • Senior Food Box Program
    • LIS (Low Income Subsidy)
    • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
    • PTRR (Property Tax & Rent Rebate)
    • Medicaid Recertification
    • Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
    • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
    • CCIS (Child Care Subsidy)
    • If residing in Philadelphia, referrals offered for additional city-based public benefits.
    Confidential Address
    Eligibility: Residents of Pennsylvania.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Blair County Community Action Agency
    Gas Service Payment Assistance
    Financial assistance for paying utility bills.
    2301 Beale Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16601
    Eligibility: Must be renting, (Must state in the lease that interruption of services will result in eviction) must have employment/income (child support is considered income and so is cash assistance but they must have a positive budget) must reside in Blair County.
    Hours: Hours vary.
    Blair County Community Action Agency
    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
    Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Provides 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.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm; Intake: by appointment.

    Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Agency
    Gas Service Payment Assistance
    Assists cancer patients with paying gas service bills.
    PO Box 313
    State College, PA 16804
    Eligibility: Those with cancer who need help with basic necessities.
    Hours: Call for more information.
    Boyertown Area Multi-Service
    Energy Assistance
    Designed to assist with utilities (electric and gas) or fuel bills. Assist with completing of Crisis Fuel applications through LIHEAP.
    200 West Spring Street
    Boyertown, PA 19512
    Eligibility: Individuals needing assistance with utilities or a fuel bill; Based on income
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Bridge of Penn York Valley Churches
    Emergency Financial Assistance Vouchers
    Provides vouchers for shelter for people facing eviction, needing a security deposit to secure housing, or needing overnight shelter. Provides utility vouchers for those in danger of having their gas, electric, or water turned off (need a shut-off notice). Provides food vouchers for transients needing a meal after food bank hours. Provides transportation for those stranded and unable to get transportation out of the community. Other emergency situations or other monetary crises on a case-by-case basis.
    P.O. Box 202
    Sayre, PA 18840
    Eligibility: Residency and income guidelines, call for information. For shelter, must have an eviction notice. For utility assistance, must have a shut-off notice.
    Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00am to 12:30pm; Thursday 9:00am to 11:30am
    Bringing Hope Home
    Light of Hope Family Grant Program
    Provides financial assistance to those with cancer and their families
    641 Swedesford Road
    Malvern, PA 19355
    Eligibility: Call for information
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Bucks County Government
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) (BERA)
    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.

    NOTE: While landlords can apply, an application cannot be completed without tenant participation.



    55 East Court Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    Eligibility:
    Bucks County tenants in one of the following housing situations:
    • renting a unit
    • renting a manufactured (mobile) home and/or the parcel of land the manufactured home occupies
    • renting a residence in a “rent-to-own” agreement, under which the renter has the option (or obligation) to purchase the property at the end of the lease term
    • displaced tenant seeking relocation (move-in) assistance for an identified rental unit
    Hours:
    Website and online application available 24/7

    BERA Helpline: Monday through Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
    Bucks County Opportunity Council
    Housing Services
    Provides emergency and preventative assistance. Services include rental assistance, move in assistance, and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities.
    33 Union Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    Eligibility: Residents of Bucks County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Bucks County Opportunity Council
    Housing Services
    Provides emergency and preventative assistance. Services include rental assistance, move in assistance, and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities.
    539 Jacksonville Road
    Warminster, PA 18974
    Eligibility: Residents of Bucks County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Bucks County Opportunity Council
    Housing Services
    Provides emergency and preventative assistance. Services include rental assistance, move in assistance, and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities.
    721 Veterans Highway
    Bristol, PA 19007
    Eligibility: Residents of Bucks County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Bucks County Opportunity Council
    Housing Services
    Provides emergency and preventative assistance. Services include rental assistance, move in assistance, and prevention of shut-offs for electrical, water, sewer, gas and other utilities.
    136 C Mill Road
    Quakertown, PA 18951
    Eligibility: Residents of Bucks County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Carbon County Action Committee For Human Services
    Utility Assistance
    Agency can assist low income customers with home heating expenses through several programs including: emergency grants to prevent electric service termination, emergency fuel deliveries, and/or the State WAP or UGI LIURP weatherization assistance programs that install energy savings measures for the purpose of reducing heat loss and home heating expenses).
    267 South Second Street
    Lehighton, PA 18235
    Eligibility: Residents of Carbon County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm ; closed major holidays
    Casa Guadalupe Center
    Utility Assistance
    Administers the Operation Help program which offer year round heating bill payment assistance (oil, electric and gas utilities) and security deposit waivers to PPL customers who qualify (low income and extreme hardship).
    218 North 2nd Street
    Allentown, PA 18101
    Eligibility: Low income PPL customers
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    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.
    234 Grace Street
    Reading, PA 19611
    Eligibility: Berks County resident
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    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 County in need of help with rent or utilities
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, other times by appointment only
    Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Catholic Charities Schuylkill-Carbon

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

    • Exceptions may be granted for special circumstances.
      Utility (water, gas, electricity, etc.) assistance will be available at any time.
      Approved fuel/utility payments are made directly to the vendor, not the client.
      Catholic Charities is NOT able to assist with security deposits on utilities, or payments toward outstanding utility bills from previous addresses.
    Confidential Address
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg
    Utility Service Payment Assistance
    Provides financial assistance to low income residents for help in paying their utility bills, utility security deposits, and utility reconnect fees. Payments are made directly to the service provider.
    711 East Pittsburgh Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Eligibility: Residents of the service area whose income is at or below 175% of the poverty level.
    Hours:
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Help Line: 24/7
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
    Washington County Services
    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
    Greene County Services
    Provides programs and services that assist with immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to attain self- sufficiency. Individual, couples and family counseling; pregnancy and parenting support; and help with basic needs assistance.
    72 East High Street
    Waynesburg, PA 15730
    Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh
    Basic Needs Assistance
    Basic needs includes limited financial assistance for utilities including assistance through Dollar Energy and CAP programs.


    212 Ninth Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    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
    Eligibility: Call or walk-in to determine eligibility requirements for specific need.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Center for Community Action
    LIHEAP Furnace Crisis
    Assists with furnace repair or replacement during the winter months; November through April.
    216 North 2nd Street
    Suite D
    Mc Connellsburg, PA 17233
    Eligibility: - 150% of Federal Poverty Guideline
    - Have received LIHEAP fuel assistance
    - Referrals are received from the County Assistance Office
    - Open beginning of November through middle of April
    - Allows for furnace repair or replacement
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm
    Center for Community Action
    LIHEAP Furnace Crisis
    Assists with furnace repair or replacement during the winter months; November through April.
    195 Drive-In Lane
    Everett, PA 15537
    Eligibility: 150% of Federal Poverty Guideline.
    Have received LIHEAP fuel assistance.
    Referrals are received from the County Assistance Office.
    Open beginning of November through middle of April.
    Allows for furnace repair or replacement.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Center for Community Action
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Pays rental arrears, Utility arrears, and rental assistance moving forward, must be affected directly or indirectly by COVID-19.
    195 Drive-In Lane
    Everett, PA 15537
    Eligibility: Under 80% AMI
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Center for Community Resources
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Provides funds for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
    212-214 South Main Street
    Butler, PA 16001
    Eligibility: * 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
    Utility Assistance
    Provides 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
    Eligibility: Resident of: Butler County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Center for Family Services
    Neighbor for Neighbor Utility Assistance
    Assists with National Fuel payment and alternate heating sources on a case by case basis for eligible households.
    213 West Center Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    Eligibility: People meeting any of the following criteria: Aged 55 or older, Receiving a disability income, Receiving Unemployment Compensation, Recent los of income within 30 days ( must be verified), Experiencing a medical emergency (accompanied by verification from a physician), a Veteran or employed w/ and income between 151%-200% of poverty income guidelines.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Center in the Park
    Counselor
    Provides assistance with member concerns regarding benefits and entitlements such as SNAP, Social Security, housing issues and repairs, PACE applications, and Property Tax/Rent Rebate Programs.
    5818 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Saturday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Central Pennsylvania Community Action
    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
    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
    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.
    207 East Cherry Street
    Clearfield , PA 16830
    Eligibility: Must fall within income guidelines. Details about the requirements and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available on the United States Department of the Treasury website.
    Hours: Call or visit web site for more information.
    Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO)
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Provides rental assistance for families and individuals at risk of eviction or utility shut-offs due to financial impact from the Covid-19 pandemic.
    2 East Arch Street
    Shamokin, PA 17872
    Eligibility: Visit website or call for information on income and eligibility requirements.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    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.
    Christian Assistance Network
    Financial Assistance
    Assists the poor, disabled, disadvantaged and elderly with the basic needs of food, clothing, housing, and medical expenses.
    120 East Main Street
    Grove City, PA 16127
    Eligibility: Grove City School District only. This includes Grove City Borough, Liberty Township, Pine Township, Springfield Township, Wolf Creek Township
    Hours: Irregular hours - please call and leave a voicemail for intake.
    Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
    Cameron / Elk Coordinated Entry (General and Domestic Violence)
    Use this service for Coordinated Entry in Cameron or Elk Counties for General or Domestic Violence Assessment for Homelesness or housing crisis.
    28 Morgan Avenue
    Ridgway, PA 15853
    Eligibility: Call for more information.
    Hours: Office #: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Hotline: 24/7
    City of Reading
    Rental and Utility Assistance
    * Provides rental assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have an eviction notice.
    * Provides utility assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have shut off notice.
    * Provides one time help for low-income homeowners with their water, sewer, trash and recycling bills. May receive one time a year - up to $150.00 in credit on the water, sewer, trash and recycling bills
    815 Washington Street
    Reading, PA 19601
    Eligibility: Rent and Utility Assistance: Income restrictions apply
    Water Assistance Hardship Program: * Applicants must be a Reading Area Water Customer * Must be a homeowners, not tenants * Must meet certain income guidelines * Must be current on their existing bills
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    City of Wilkes-Barre
    Residents Utility Assistance Program
    Provides financial assistance with public utilities needed to heat the home. Offers a onetime grant to those who quality.

    40 East Market Street
    3rd Floor
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
    Eligibility: If your household income has been negatively affected due to preparing for, preventing and responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic whether you are working or not. Household meeting income guidelines.
    Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
    Clarion County Housing Authority
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Providing assistance (rent, utilities, home energy cost, security deposits assistance) to those who have been directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19.
    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. Guidelines can be found here
    Hours: Call or visit web site for more information.
    Clinton County Housing Coalition
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Administers 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. Preference given to first time ERAP applicants.
    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 3:30pm. Closed for Lunch (12:00pm to 1:00pm)
    Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program
    Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program
    Provide financial assistance to our clients who might be experiencing a financial hardship including rent, utilities and medical bills.
    2 Grove Place
    St Elizabeth Church
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Eligibility: People can receive our services if they live within a two mile radius of our facility.
    Hours: The Director is usually in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Our food distribution is on every other Tuesday from 9:00am to 12:00 pm.
    Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
    Emergency Repair Fund
    Offers financial assistance for the repair or replacement of natural gas furnaces, water heaters, service & house lines and space heaters serving as the primary heat source for a residential dwelling.
    121 Champion Way
    Suite 100
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    Eligibility: Customer must own and reside within the home. Must meet Federal Poverty Guidelines at 150%
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm
    Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
    CAP Budget Payment Plan
    CAP offers affordable payment plans for customers with low incomes and long-term bill payment problems.
    121 Champion Way
    Suite 100
    Canonsburg, PA 15317
    Eligibility: Must meet Federal Poverty Guidelines at 150%
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm
    Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
    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)
    Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program
    Provides assistance to households that are unable to pay rent and/or utilities due to financial hardships related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    165 Amber Lane
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Eligibility:
  • 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: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm).
    Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
    Utility Payment Assistance
    Provides 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
    Eligibility: Call for information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
    Utility Payment Assistance
    Provides 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
    Eligibility: PPL, UGI Utilities. Call for information.
    Hours: Monday through Fridaym 8:30am- 5:00pm (Closed from 12:00-1:00pm.)
    Community Action
    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 and experiencing homelessness.
    Hours: Call for more information
    Community Action
    Homeless Assistance Program Housing Assistance
    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
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Providing rent and utility (electric, gas, heating fuel, sewer, trash or water) payment assistance for renters affected by COVID-19.
    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 (CAADC)
    CAADC - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
    Provides a range of financial and supportive services to low-income veterans and their families. Assistance can include help with rent, mortgage, or utility payments.
    1414 Meeting House
    Boothwyn, PA 19061
    Eligibility: Low-income veterans and families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Community Action Partnership for Somerset County
    Gas Service Payment Assistance
    Provides financial assistance with utility bills.
    535 East Main Street
    Somerset, PA 15501
    Eligibility: Call for information
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Community Action Partnership for Somerset County
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Provides Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds for those whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss due to COVID-19.
    535 East Main Street
    Somerset, PA 15501
    Eligibility: Somerset residents whose housing is in jeopardy due to income loss as a result of COVID-19.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Community Action Partnership of Mercer County
    Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund
    Provides assistance to qualifying individuals who require help to prevent disconnection of a utility service, to pay overdue bills for any energy source, to purchase any type of heating fuel or to repair/replace heating equipment.
    75 South Dock Street
    Sharon, PA 16146
    Eligibility: Must be 55 years or older * Receiving disability or unemployment income * Able to demonstrate a certified medical emergency * Resident of the National Fuel Gas service territory, but not necessarily a National Fuel Gas customer.
    Hours: Irregular - call for details
    Community Reach
    Food Pantry
    Operates a Choice Food Pantry. Offers clothes, toys, school supplies, and other basic needs. Provides Information and Referral by directing clients to available agencies and resources for assistance according to the need. Offers Life Skills Training and emergency assistance: homeless, elderly, abused, or disaster-related situations are handled on a priority-need basis.
    15 First Avenue
    Red Lion, PA 17356
    Eligibility: County residents
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm - By appointment only
    Community Services of Venango County
    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
    Child Advocacy Program
    Emergency Assistance for families with children ages 18 and under who are in school. Examples of assistance include rent, doctor appointments, dental needs, utilities and transportation.
    203 Center Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
    Eligibility: Income eligible families with children in the home aged 18 and under who are in school. There is a maximum for each need only one time per year and there is a lifetime limit.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Connellsville Area Community Ministries
    Gas Bill Assistance
    Provides gas bill payment assistance to low income residents of Connellsville. Cannot provide fuel assistance.
    110 West Crawford Avenue
    Connellsville, PA 15425
    Eligibility: Resident of Connellsville Area School District
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
    CONTACT Helpline
    ERAP Hotline
    Serves as the hotline for Dauphin ERAP program. The application process is currently paused at this time: not accepting new applications.
    P.O. Box 90035
    Harrisburg, PA 17109
    Eligibility: * 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

    * Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include past due rent and utility notices and eviction notices

    * Must be at 80% Area Median Income or below
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm
    Cornerstone of Beaver County
    Housing and Financial Assistance
    Assists Beaver County residents experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness with housing and utility funding.
    600 Sixth Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Residents of: Beaver County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    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.
    600 Sixth Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Low income Veterans and their Dependents
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Council of Churches Schuylkill Haven & Vicinity
    Emergency Assistance

    As Council funds permit, heat and utilities aid is available and can be provided on a one time basis to any resident family or individual faced with a crisis or tragedy who are unable to make payment. Contact information to secure an application may be accessed from any affiliated church pastor or at Schuylkill Haven Borough Hall. Likewise, pass through travelers incurring an emergency may inquire from the Schuylkill Haven or PA State Police about overnight lodging and food.
    PO Box 303
    Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
    Eligibility: Residents of Schuylkill Haven only
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program
    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
    CrossNet Ministries
    Social Services
    * Offers financial assistance (utilities, rent, etc.) on a case by case basis for those in ELANCO
    * 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, families and/or individuals
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
    Rental Assistance Program
    Provides rent and utility assistance for Cumberland County Residence who have been impacted by Covid-19.
    114 North Hanover Street
    Suite 104
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Eligibility: Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
    Hours: Vary
    Delaware County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Assists renters who have suffered disruption and loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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. 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:
    Website and online application is available 24/7

    In-person application is by appointment only
    Divine Grace Parish
    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
    Eligibility: Low Income
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday: 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Eagles Fly for Leukemia
    Family Support Fund
    Helps families of children with cancer cope with the extraordinary costs associated with these illnesses.
    1550 Liberty Ridge Drive
    Suite 330
    Wayne, PA 19087
    Eligibility: Families and children experiencing a pediatric cancer diagnosis
    Hours: Call 888-272-1662 for information
    Easton Area Neighborhood Center
    Utility Assistance
    Helps UGI customers lower their utility bills. Must meet eligibility guidelines.

    902 Philadelphia Road
    Easton, PA 18042
    Eligibility: UGI customers
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Endless Mountain Mission Center
    Emergency Aid
    Offers aid with utility assistance and rental assistance.
    51 Mission Center Drive
    Troy, PA 16947
    Eligibility: Only residents of Bradford County are eligible.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Faith Centre
    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, PA 16823
    Hours: By Appointment
    Families First
    Utility Assistance
    Administers the Customer Assistance Program (CAP) for lower income Met Ed electric households. Program provides bill subsidy, debt forgiveness and free weatherization services, sponsored by Met Ed and First Energy. Must meet income guidelines.

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

    * Possess a court ordered eviction notice or utility shut off notice * Provide identification, proof of income for all household members * Demonstrate a reasonable ability to regain self-sufficiency through temporary assistance
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Family Services of Montgomery County
    Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC) (ERAP)
    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.
    3125 Ridge Pike
    Eagleville, PA 19403
    Eligibility:
    • 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.
    Hours: Website available 24/7.
    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: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Final Salute, Inc.
    S.A.F.E Program
    The S.A.F.E program provides emergency financial assistance. Program recipients also receive resources on saving, budgeting and living on a fixed income.

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

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

    Documents needed:
    1. Proof of Veteran* status or current U.S. Military Reserve/Guard component service. (*Requires completion of initial service obligation (ISO), unless medically discharged). Copies of the bills that you are having difficulty paying (must be past due). Military I.D. (if Reserve or Guard). Additional documents such as an Employment Letter may also be requested.
    First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
    First United Methodist Church of 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
    Utility Payment Assistance
    Assists low-income individuals and families with utility payments to prevent shutoff.
    1217 Seventh Avenue
    Second Floor
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Beaver County residents who are in imminent danger of utility shutoff. Income guidelines apply. Call for details.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Friend Inc. Community Services
    Case Management
    Provides emergency financial assistance to those in need of rental assistance, utility assistance or heating assistance.
    Also offers some career guidance and computer access to job search.
    658D Noble Street
    Kutztown, PA 19530
    Eligibility: Anyone at or under 150% of poverty
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm (afternoons by appointment only)
    Fulton County Catholic Mission
    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
    Good Samaritan Services
    Emergency Relief Fund
    Provides assistance with a one month payment toward arrearage in rent and/or utilities.
    616 North Lime Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: * Must be a resident of Lancaster County * Residents name must be on the rental lease or utility bill * Resident must be able to maintain services after assistance payment
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Grace Connection
    Emergency Utility/Fuel Assistance
    Provides monetary assistance for individuals to purchase necessary fuel or pay an essential utility bill.
    One Main Street
    Christ Episcopal Church Basement
    Towanda, PA 18848
    Eligibility: Must be a residents of Towanda, Northeast Bradford, or Wyalusing School Districts
    Hours: Mon and Thurs 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee
    Utility Assistance
    ELECTRICITY ASSISTANCE: Dollar Energy Fund
    1. This fund is a First Energy program.
    2. Once a year lump sum grant.
    3. Must be unable to pay the bill due to an emergency situation (i.e. loss of employment, illness, divorce).
    4. In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must contact First Energy. They will screen you for eligibility and refer you to GECAC if you qualify.

    HEATING ASSISTANCE: Neighbor-for-Neighbor Heat Fund
    1. This fund is a National Fuel program.
    2. Maximum of $500 per calendar year or $200 maximum for non-National Fuel customers.
    3. Assistance is for overdue heat bills, to purchase fuel or to repair heating equipment. 4. Recipients need not be customers of National Fuel but must reside within National Fuel's service territory.
    18 West 9th Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must fall into at least one of the following classifications:

    - 55 years of age or older
    - A resident who is over 150% (but does not exceed 200%) of the federal poverty guidelines,
    - On a disabled or handicapped income

    - A veteran with a verified need
    - Able to demonstrate a certified medical emergency

    - Experienced a verifiable, recent loss of income
    - Receiving unemployment benefits
    Hours: Monday through Thursday; 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    600 6th Street
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    1601 Brighton Road
    North Side Common Ministries Building
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    1789 South Braddock Avenue
    Suite 585
    Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    19 May Street
    McKees Rocks, PA 15136
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    2020 Main Street
    Aliquippa, PA 15001
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Holy Family Institute
    Duquesne Light Utility Assistance Program
    Provides access to a variety of energy assistance programs so families can maintain their utility services, including Customer Assistance Program (CAP) and Customer Assistance and Referral Evaluation Service (CARES). CAP helps low-income, payment troubled customers of Duquesne Light establish manageable payment plans that enable them to maintain electric service and move them toward self-sufficiency. CARES assists customers who have had their electric services terminated or are at risk of having their service terminated. Also screens for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Dollar Energy Fund.
    4313 Walnut Street
    Olympia Shopping Center
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Eligibility: Duquesne Light customers.
    Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Indiana County Community Action Program
    Gas Bill Payment Assistance
    Provides financial help to low income residents of Indiana County for paying gas bills.
    827 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Eligibility: Low income residents of Indiana County
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Closed for lunch, noon to 1:00pm
    Indiana County Community Action Program
    Dollar Energy Applications for Electric, Gas and Water
    Processes Dollar Energy applications for electric service.
    827 Water Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Eligibility: Low Income
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Closed for lunch, noon to 1:00pm
    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
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Intersection
    Utility Payment Assistance
    Provides small grants to assist individuals and families to pay utility bills.
    115 Seventh Avenue
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Eligibility: Available to McKeesport residents. Call for additional details.
    Hours: Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30am to 1:00pm
    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.
    12590 Perry Highway
    Suite 700
    Wexford, PA 15090
    Eligibility: Post 911 veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    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
    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 Drive
    Suite 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
    Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides rent and utility assistance to renters who suffered disruption and loss of income during or due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    123 Wyoming Avenue
    4th Floor
    Scranton, PA 18503
    Eligibility:
  • Renters throughout Lackawanna County.
    • Must meet 80%Area Median Income guidelines.
    • Can demonstrate household experienced financial impacts related to Covid.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    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, 8:30 am to 4:30pm
    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
    Whole Life Ministries Program
    Provides emergency relief for bills and rent to prevent termination or eviction as well as offers assistance for security deposits.
    116 Browns Hill Road
    Suite 400
    Valencia, PA 16059
    Eligibility: Residents of: Butler County and select zip codes in Allegheny County.
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm; Friday, 8:30am to 2:00pm
    Manna on Main Street
    Emergency Aid
    Provides financial assistance to individuals and families in the North Penn School District facing a temporary rent, mortgage, or utility crisis.

    Electric bill must not be past due.



    During the summer, Manna prepays electric bills for seniors so that they can run fans or air conditioners.
    606 East Main Street
    Lansdale, PA 19446
    Eligibility: Must reside in 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
    Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC) (ERAP)
    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.
    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
    • Household must have rent arrears and/or an eviction notice and/or utility arrears and/or a utility shut-off notice at the time application in order to receive assistance
    • Household must be able to self-report a COVID hardship and have no alternative means to pay the rent and/or utility arrears for which the household is applying.
    Hours: Website available 24/7.
    Mason-Dixon Community Services
    Community Services
    Provides food assistance, energey assistance, referrals, counseling, programs for children/WIC, educational programs, holiday adoptions, Ready2Learn program, and summer day camp.
    5 Pendyrus Street
    Suite 2
    Delta, PA 17314
    Eligibility: Low income county residents
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm

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

    or by appointment.
    McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
    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.
    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
    Energy Bank
    Assist individuals in planning for heating needs through financial planning education and energy conservation and weatherizing resources to alleviate heating crisis in the future.
    20 North Wayne Street
    Lewistown , PA 17044
    Eligibility: - Be a 90 consecutive day resident of Mifflin or Juniata County

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

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

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

    - Have provided all requested information for verification
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Mifflin Juniata Human Services
    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
    Monroe County Government
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
    Helps renters dealing with financial challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic. For eligible households, program offers rental and utility assistance to avoid eviction or loss of utility service.
    One Quaker Plaza
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Eligibility: Income guidelines. Call or view website for information.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    Emergency Rent and Utilities Coalition (ERUC) (ERAP)
    Each household can receive up to $1,500 per month in assistance for rental arrears and/or utility arrears dating back to March 1, 2020, with a maximum of 6 months' worth of arrears being awarded, not to exceed $9,000 per household.
    Arrears ONLY - cannot be used for deposits or future expenses.
    113 East Main Street
    Norristown, PA 19401
    Eligibility:
    • Household must reside in Montgomery County at the time of application
    • Household must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income at the time of application
    • Household must have rent arrears and/or an eviction notice and/or utility arrears and/or a utility shut-off notice at the time application in order to receive assistance
    • Household must be able to self-report a COVID hardship and have no alternative means to pay the rent and/or utility arrears for which the household is applying
    Hours: Website available 24/7.
    Montour County Human Services
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Can assist in filing for emergency rental and utility funds through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
    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
    Nabhi Christian Ministries
    Hands for Hope
    Processes applications for Dollar Energy Fund and Peoples Gas CAP program utility grants.
    7060 Lemington Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Eligibility: Allegheny County residents with low or limited income. Please email or call for additional details.
    Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

    Please note that, due to COVID-19, NCM is under remote working conditions. Call or email for details.
    National Fuel Gas
    LIRA
    Offers an affordable payment plan and arrange forgiveness to eligible customers.
    1100 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: 150% OF Poverty guidelines
    Hours: Call Center: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm
    National Fuel Gas
    C.A.R.E.S.
    For customers with a short-term crisis and/or special needs: medical, unemployed, elderly, disabled, or divorced.
    1100 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: Inability to pay and situational crisis
    Hours: Call Center: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm
    National Fuel Gas
    Hardship Funds
    One time yearly grant for consumers facing service termination.
    1100 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility:
  • Must be one of the following: disabled, receiving unemployment benefits, veteran, senior over 55, OR between 151 and 200% of poverty level to be eligible.
  • Must be without service or have a termination notice.

  • A fund of last resort. Special consideration may be given for extreme crisis or critical situations. To qualify, must reside in NFG service territory but does not need to be customer of NFG.
    Hours: Call Center: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm
    Neighborhood Resilience Project
    Financial Assistance for Housing, Utilities, and Emergencies
    Provides assistance with rent, deposits, mortgage, and utility payments for individuals and families in need. May also be able to offer financial help to cover other critical or emergency expenses.
    2038 Bedford Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Eligibility: Call for information.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.
    New Bethany Ministries
    Housing Assistance
    Provides financial assistance on behalf of low to moderate income renters experiencing difficulty making rent payments (homeless prevention). Provides financial assistance for unhoused persons seeking a rental (hotel assistance, first/last months rent/deposit). Housing locator services if unhoused.
    313 West 4th Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Eligibility: Currently housed with rent arrears (30+ days) or homeless households for rental deposit or housing locator help
    For ERAP: Residents of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; by appointment only
    New Hope Ministries
    Utility Financial Assistance
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    99 West Church Street
    Dillsburg, PA 17019
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries
    Financial Assistance for Utilities, Transportation, and Eye Glasses
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    135 Baltimore Street
    Hanover, PA 17331
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries
    Financial Assistance for Utilities, Eye Glasses
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    5228 East Trindle Road
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries
    Financial Assistance for Utilities, Eye Glasses
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    Confidential Address
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
    New Hope Ministries
    Financial Assistance for UtilitiesEye Glasses
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    701 Bosler Avenue
    Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries
    Utility Financial Assistance
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    62 North Main Street
    Dover, PA 17315
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Hope Ministries
    Utility Financial Assistance
    Assists with costs of utilities (gas, propane, oil, water, and sewer). Helps with car/vehicle repairs and transportation assistance such as car insurance payment, gasoline, care registration, and driver's license fees. Sends referrals to VBA Vision Plan for eye glass help.
    1113 Frederick Pike
    Littlestown, PA 17340
    Eligibility: Meets income guidelines
    Hours: Center Hours: Wednesday, 9:00am to 4:00pm; Thursday, 9:00am to 12:30pm and 5:00 to 7:00pm; Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    New Kensington Community Development Corporation
    Energy Crisis
    Helps clients apply for LIHEAP and crisis programs, emergency energy assistance, and budget billing programs for PECO, PGW, and the Water Department. Also provides heating fuel and weatherization assistance, and gives recommendations on other ways to reduce energy costs.
    2771 Ruth Street
    Suite 1
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
    Eligibility: Residents of Philadelphia
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    Utility Assistance
    Provides direct assistance with utility bills for individuals and families.

    Also acts as a screening agency and offers assistance with the applications for Dollar Energy Fund, Columbia Gas' CAP Program, and LIHEAP.
    1975 Ferguson Road
    Allison Park, PA 15101
    Eligibility: Limited to residents of northern Allegheny County outside the City of Pittsburgh whose household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    Siemer Grants for Utility and Housing Payment Assistance
    Provides one-time assistance for housing and utility payments for families with school-age children.
    1975 Ferguson Road
    Allison Park, PA 15101
    Eligibility: Serves families with school-age children (K-12) with household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Must live in or be seeking assistance to move to the service area.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    Utility Assistance
    Provides direct assistance with utility bills for individuals and families.

    Also acts as a screening agency and offers assistance with the applications for Dollar Energy Fund, Columbia Gas' CAP Program, and LIHEAP.
    416 Lincoln Avenue
    Second Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15209
    Eligibility: Limited to residents of northern Allegheny County outside the City of Pittsburgh whose household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    Siemer Grants for Utility and Housing Payment Assistance
    Provides one-time assistance for housing and utility payments for families with school-age children.
    416 Lincoln Avenue
    Second Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15209
    Eligibility: Serves families with school-age children (K-12) with household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Must live in or be seeking assistance to move to the service area.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    Utility Assistance
    Provides direct assistance with utility bills for individuals and families.

    Also acts as a screening agency and offers assistance with the applications for Dollar Energy Fund, Columbia Gas' CAP Program, and LIHEAP.
    939 California Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15202
    Eligibility: Limited to residents of northern Allegheny County outside the City of Pittsburgh whose household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    North Hills Community Outreach
    Siemer Grants for Utility and Housing Payment Assistance
    Provides one-time assistance for housing and utility payments for families with school-age children.
    939 California Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15202
    Eligibility: Serves families with school-age children (K-12) with household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Must live in or be seeking assistance to move to the service area.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Northern Area Multi-Service Center
    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 Thirteenth 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
    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
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Assistance for those negatively affected financially by COVID-19 and struggling with rent/utilities payment.
    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
    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
    PathStone Corporation
    Emergency Food and Shelter
    Serves one-time emergency needs such as nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance, and utilities in arrears assistance.
    2150 Carlisle Road
    Aspers, PA 17304
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    Emergency Food and Shelter
    Serves one-time emergency needs such as nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance, and utilities in arrears assistance.
    121 South Second Street
    Reading, PA 19602
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    Emergency Food and Shelter
    Serves one-time emergency needs such as nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance, and utilities in arrears assistance.
    1001 State Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    Emergency Food and Shelter
    Provides nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance, and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance).
    421 McFarlan Road
    Suite E
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PathStone Corporation
    Emergency Food and Shelter
    Provides for one-time emergency needs such as nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, rent assistance, mortgage assistance, and utilities assistance.
    135 Franklin Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18503
    Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    PECO
    Matching Energy Assistance Fund (MEAF)
    Offers bill payment assistance to low-income, residential customers. Customers are eligible for MEAF assistance every 24 months.
    2301 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    Eligibility:
    • Total household income at or below 175% of the federal poverty income guidelines
    • In imminent danger of service termination or their services have been terminated
  • Income must be below 175% of Federal Poverty Limit
    • Must have a termination notice or service is already terminated
    • Must not have received MEAF assistance in the past 2 years
    • Balance must be brought to zero ($0.00)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm
    PECO
    Low Income Usage Reduction Program
    Offers usage reduction services and education to help reduce the amount of electricity and natural gas use in your home. Offers a Virtual Energy Assessment and an In-home Energy Checkup.
    2301 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    Eligibility: PECO customers who meet income and high energy usage requirements
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:30pm
    Pennridge FISH
    Financial Aid
    Offers ONE TIME Emergency Help or BRIDGE financial assistance to residents in the Pennridge Community with security deposits and utilities where shutoff notices have been issued and shutoff is imminent.
    800 West Chestnut Street
    Perkasie, PA 18944
    Eligibility: Residents of the Pennridge School District
    Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Thursday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Friday and Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00am
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    225 South Franklin Street
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    33 Westminster Drive
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    2432 North 7th Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    620 Norland Avenue
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    539 Fulton Drive
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    7591 Lake Raystown Shopping Center
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    100 Meadow Lane
    Mifflintown, PA 17059
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    1125 Riverside Drive
    Lewistown, PA 17044
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    100 Centre Drive
    New Bloomfield, PA 17068
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Service - South Central Counties
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Prorgam
    Helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.

    The program usually runs from November to March or April - weather dependant. For 2022, the deadline is June 17.
    130 North Duke Street
    York, PA 17405
    Eligibility: Homeowners and renters, also don't need a past-due balance to apply. If not qualify for LIHEAP grant, may qualify for programs that assists with payment agreement, budget billing and shut off protection for customers with a temporary hardship, such as an injury or illness.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
    LIHEAP
    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
    2580 Park Center Boulevard
    State College, PA 16801
    Hours: Weekdays, 7:30am to 5:00pm
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
    LIHEAP Recovery Crisis
    Offers a crisis benefit and a supplemental payment for households that previously received a crisis payment made directly to utility companies or fuel providers to help offset costs for home utilities.

    LIHEAP Recovery Crisis benefits may be available if a household:

    Has their main or secondary energy source completely shut-off;
    Is notified that their utility service will be shut off in the next 60 days;
    Has broken energy equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replace; or,
    Is in danger of being without fuel in 15 days or less.
    Owes funds to a utility provider that would constitute a service termination if not for the Public Utility Commission’s moratorium on terminations.
    7th and Foster Street #333
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Military Family Relief Assistance Program
    Provides emergency financial assistance to eligible PA service members and their eligible family members, and must have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.
    1 Garrison Road
    Fort Indiantown Gap
    Annville, PA 17003
    Eligibility: The Program applies to Pennsylvania residents who:
    • Are serving on 30 or more consecutive days of active duty with the Pennsylvania Army or Air National Guard or Reserve Components of the Armed Forces (Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve).
    • Are serving on 30 or more consecutive days of active duty with the active armed forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard).
    • Are serving on 30 or more consecutive days of state active duty for emergencies or duty under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact in the Pennsylvania Army or Air National Guard.
    • Are members in good standing the Pennsylvania Army or Air National Guard or Reserve Component of the Armed Forces for a period of one year after completion of a qualifying tour of active duty of 30 or more consecutive days when the financial need is directly related to the member's active duty period.
    • Are former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Reserve Components and the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard for a period of two years after medical discharge for medical disability incurred in line of duty while serving on a qualify tour of active duty of 30 or more consecutive days when the financial need is directly related to the member's active duty or medical disability.
    • Are eligible relatives of qualified eligible service members in limited circumstances.
    Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors (PAWW)
    Wounded Warriors (PAWW)
    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: Call for information
    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
    Eligibility: Low income
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Peoples Gas
    Customer Assistance Referral Evaluation Service (CARES)
    Provides assessments, referrals, and assistance as appropriate for customers who are unable to afford their gas service bill, such as the unemployed, those with certain medical needs, or frail older adults.
    375 North Shore Drive
    Suite 600
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Eligibility: Income eligibility of 200% of the federal poverty level ($2,265 for a one person household, add $787 for each additional household member). This program is for those with special needs, serious medical conditions, mental health conditions, and other extenuating circumstances.
    Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.
    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 Gas Works
    Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
    Offers grants to income-eligible customers to help pay off the balance of their bill if their service has been terminated or if they have received a shut off notice. A customer may receive a UESF grant only every two years.
    1337 West Erie Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19140
    Eligibility:
    • Must have applied for LIHEAP and Crisis first, if eligible
    • Mustt have a zero balance after receiving the grant
    • Household income is at or below 175 percent of Federal Poverty Level
    Hours: Call individual intake sites for information.
    Philadelphia Gas Works
    Customer Responsibility Program (CRP)
    Helps low-income customers better afford their gas bills and maintain their gas service by paying discounted bills or a monthly budgeted amount based on household income. Also, past debt may be forgiven.
    800 West Montgomery Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Eligibility: PGW customers who meet income requirements
    Hours: Website available 24/7
    Philadelphia Gas Works
    Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
    Offers grants to income-eligible customers to help pay off the balance of their bill if their service has been terminated or if they have received a shut off notice. A customer may receive a UESF grant only every two years.
    800 West Montgomery Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Eligibility:
    • Must have applied for LIHEAP and Crisis first, if eligible
    • Mustt have a zero balance after receiving the grant
    • Household income is at or below 175 percent of Federal Poverty Level
    Hours: Call individual intake sites for information.
    Philadelphia Gas Works
    Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
    Offers grants to income-eligible customers to help pay off the balance of their bill if their service has been terminated or if they have received a shut off notice. A customer may receive a UESF grant only every two years.
    212 West Chelten Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19120
    Eligibility:
    • Must have applied for LIHEAP and Crisis first, if eligible
    • Mustt have a zero balance after receiving the grant
    • Household income is at or below 175 percent of Federal Poverty Level
    Hours: Call individual intake sites for information.
    Philadelphia Gas Works
    Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
    Offers grants to income-eligible customers to help pay off the balance of their bill if their service has been terminated or if they have received a shut off notice. A customer may receive a UESF grant only every two years.
    1601 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Eligibility:
    • Must have applied for LIHEAP and Crisis first, if eligible
    • Mustt have a zero balance after receiving the grant
    • Household income is at or below 175 percent of Federal Poverty Level
    Hours: Call individual intake sites for information.
    Philadelphia Gas Works
    Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
    Offers grants to income-eligible customers to help pay off the balance of their bill if their service has been terminated or if they have received a shut off notice. A customer may receive a UESF grant only every two years.
    1608 Walnut Street
    Suite 600
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Eligibility:
    • Must have applied for LIHEAP and Crisis first, if eligible
    • Mustt have a zero balance after receiving the grant
    • Household income is at or below 175 percent of Federal Poverty Level
    Hours: Call individual intake sites for information.
    Philadelphia Gas Works
    Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)
    Offers grants to income-eligible customers to help pay off the balance of their bill if their service has been terminated or if they have received a shut off notice. A customer may receive a UESF grant only every two years.
    5230 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Eligibility:
    • Must have applied for LIHEAP and Crisis first, if eligible
    • Mustt have a zero balance after receiving the grant
    • Household income is at or below 175 percent of Federal Poverty Level
    Hours: Call individual intake sites for information.
    Pike County Human Services
    Pike County Human Development
    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, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Pike County Human Services
    Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    Pike County Renters could be eligible for up to 12 months of rental or utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Due to funding availability, will be preferencing households which are facing immediate threat of eviction or utility shut off and first time applicants.
    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.
    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: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
    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
    Hours: Irregular - call for details
    Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities
    Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition (ERUC) (ERAP)
    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.
    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) 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 and email available 24/7.

    Office hours may vary. Call to inquire or to leave voicemail after hours.
    Prince of Peace Center
    Crisis Intervention
    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 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:00pm; Other days are by appointments
    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.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Public Health Management Corporation
    Covid-19 Emergency Financial Assistance for People Living with HIV
    Assists 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: People living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

    Financial eligibility for each funding source varies.
    Hours:
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Website available 24/7
    Resources for Human Development
    Flexible Housing Fund
    Provides one-time financial assistance to obtain or maintain housing, providing funds for expenses such as rental security deposit, rent, rental arrears, mortgage payment/arrears, utility deposit/payments, medical supplies not covered by insurance, and basic household furniture items.
    37 Dansbury Terrace
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Eligibility: Individuals with a serious and persistent mental illness or substance use disorder diagnosis.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Basic Needs Help
    Assists with bills, typical amount paid $25-$50. Offers assistance with the following bills: medical (physician verified), prescriptions (must receive fax from doctor's office verifying prescription), electric (no CAP recipients), gas (no CAP recipients), water, local phone bill payment/connection (up to $20), and bus passes/gas vouchers (employment or medical purposes).
    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. Bills cannot exceed $200.00 and the bill cannot be a shut off notice.
    Hours: Financial Assistance: Tuesday, 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 Society of Philadelphia
    Rent and Utility Assistance
    Provides assistance with basic needs.
    661 West Germantown Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    Eligibility: Call for information. Eligibility varies.
    Hours: Service hours vary by parish. Call for information.
    Salvation Army - East Stroudsburg
    CAP Program Assistance
    Provides assistance for completing applications for the
    CAP UGI (Gas) Assistance Program. Program offers qualified low-income customers assistance in managing their gas utility bill. Provides a personalized monthly payment based on income and average bill. Past due debt forgiveness with on time monthly payments is available for those eligible. The difference between the CAP payment and the actual usage bill may also be forgiven.
    226 Washington Street
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Eligibility: Active residential service. Verified household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. All applicants are reviewed to ensure customer meets PUC requirements.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
    Salvation Army - East Stroudsburg
    Financial Assistance
    When funds are available, able to help with UGI, PA American water payments and home heating fuel. Also, when funds are available, clients may receive up to one month of rent assistance, providing they meet eligibility guidelines.
    226 Washington Street
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    Eligibility: Residents of Monroe county meeting eligibility requirements.
    For rent assistance - must meet federal income (FPIG) guidelines.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Salvation Army - Scranton
    UGI Operation Share Gas Utility Assistance Program
    Operation Share Energy Fund provides energy assistance grants to qualified UGI customers who experience difficulty paying their gas/heating bills or UGI gas utility already shut off.
    500 South Washington Street
    Scranton, PA 18505
    Eligibility: Must be a UGI Gas Utility customer who reside in Scranton, Dickson City, Dunmore, Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor and Throop.. Not eligible if on the CAP program. Must have difficulty paying UGI bill, have a 10 day shut off notice or UGI gas utility already shut off.
    200% Federal Poverty Income Guidelines apply. Call for information.
    Hours: By appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Salvation Army - Albert Gallatin Service Center
    Utility Service Payment Assistance