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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.
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.

View the eligibility website for details. and Frequently Asked Questions.
Hours: Application available 24/7.
Indiana County Community Action Program
Administrative Headquarters - 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:
https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/ERA-Frequently-Asked-Questions_Pub-3-16-21.pdf
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:

1) Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19

AND

2) Can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
Hours: COMPASS application is available online 24/7.
Xfinity Internet Essentials
Virtual Resource - Amnesty Program
Offers forgiveness of past due balance that is over a year old (calculated from disconnection date) for families who would otherwise qualify for Internet Essentials online connection service.
1701 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Eligibility: Service may be available to families who participate in a Federal Assistance Program (including the free/reduced price lunch program for school children), have not subscribed to Xfinity/Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days, and do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is under one year old
Hours: Daily, 8:00am to 12:00am (midnight).
Resources for Human Development
RHD - Crossroads Community Services - 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
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Hazleton Site Office - Rent and Security Deposit Assistance
Provide rent and security deposit assistance when funding is available.
100 West Broad Street
Lower Level
Hazleton, PA 18201
Eligibility: Income guidelines apply. Call for information.
Hours: Monday through Fridaym 8:30am to 5:00pm; (Closed for Lunch 12:00pm to
1:00pm)
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Wyoming County Human Services Building - Rent and Security Deposit Assistance
Provides rent and security deposit assistance when funding is available.
819 Hunter Highway
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Eligibility: Residents of Wyoming County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00pm
Friend Inc. Community Services
Kutztown - 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)
City of Reading
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
SEAMAAC
Philadelphia - Health & Social Services
Provides holistic support services for immigrants and refugees. Assists elders, adults, and families on employment support, digital literacy, Digital Navigator helpline, naturalization assistance, public benefits, health insurance, intimate partner violence, ESL, health access, information and referral, case management, advocacy, community programs, and collaboration with other health care and social service providers. Provides voter registration, voter education, and voter protection supports.
SEAMAAC
1711 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Eligibility: Primary serves immigrants and refugees
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Bucks County Government
Doylestown - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) (BERA)
Provides a coordinated assistance program to eligible Bucks County tenants impacted by COVID-19. Effective 4/10/2023, eligible tenants can receive 5 total months of financial assistance, including utilities, with up to 2 months of prospective rent assistance. Applicants will have the ability to re-apply to receive 5 total months of financial assistance. Eligible applicants with a court-filed Landlord/Tenant case may be eligible for additional assistance.
55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Eligibility: Bucks County tenants in one of the following housing situations:

A) renting a unit
B) renting a manufactured (mobile) home and/or the parcel of land the manufactured home occupies
C) 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
D) displaced tenant seeking relocation (move-in) assistance for an identified rental unit
E) Ukrainian parolees residing with a host family within a Bucks County residence may be eligible to receive relocation assistance through the BERA Program. Ukrainian parolee households will have to meet general program eligibility requirements as well as provide proof that the current host family they are residing with lives within Bucks County.
Hours: Website and online application available 24/7

BERA Helpline: Monday through Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Lifeline Assistance
Lifeline Phone or Internet Service
Lifeline is a federal program that helps lower the cost of your monthly phone or Internet bill, but not both.
Receive up to $9.25 off your phone or Internet bill.
If you qualify, your household can get Lifeline for phone or Internet service, but not both.
• If you get Lifeline for phone service, you can get the benefit for one mobile phone or one home
phone, but not both.
• If you get Lifeline for Internet service, you can get the benefit for your mobile phone or your home
connection, but not both.
• If you get Lifeline for bundled phone and internet service, you can get the benefit for your mobile
phone bundled service or your home bundled service, but not both.
Your household cannot get Lifeline from more than one phone or internet company.
You are only allowed to get one Lifeline benefit per household, not per person. If more than one person in
your household gets Lifeline, you are breaking the FCC’s rules and will lose your benefit.
700 12th Street
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Eligibility: You qualify for a discount if you participate in one of these government
benefit programs: SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing
Assistance(FPHA), Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefit, Supplemental
Security Income(SSI) or your income is at or below 135% of the federal
poverty guidelines. You are only allowed to get ONE Lifeline discount
per household.
Hours: Lifeline Support Center, Daily 9:00am to 9:00pm
McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Smethport - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Provides assistance with past due rent, future rental assistance and utility / home energy costs, as well as Housing Stability Services.
415 West Main Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Eligibility: Individuals and/or families who have been impacted directly or indirectly by the COVID-19. Household income must fall at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) for household size. Visit the Eligibility Website for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
Administrative Headquarters - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Provides assistance for those negatively affected financially by COVID-19 and struggling with rent/utilities payment.
135 West Fourth Street
Emporium, PA 15834
Eligibility: Renter households must have an income no more than 80 percent of area median income. Visit the Eligibility Website for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council
Warren - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Providing rent and utilities assistance to those affected by COVID-19.
1209 Pennsylvania Avenue West
Warren, PA 16365
Eligibility: Must meet income guidelines and demonstrate individual was impacted by
COVID-19 after March 13, 2020.
Hours: Call for more information.
Community Action
Punxsutawney - 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 and questions about application
Community Services of Venango County
Center Street - Oil City - Child Advocacy Program
Provides emergency assistance for families with children 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
Salvation Army - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
Punxsutawney - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
Provides emergency services, emergency food bag, clothing, applications for utility assistance, after school, children's school supplies, and a food bag.
229 West Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Eligibility: Call for more information.
Hours: Monday through Thursday , 9:00am to 12:00pm , 1:00pm to 3:00pm Closed for
federal holidays, all closings posted
First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
Reynoldsville - First United Methodist Church of Reynoldsville
Offers 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: Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
PASW Counties Using COMPASS for Emergency Rental Assistance Program
COMPASS Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Indiana County Community Action Program
Administrative Headquarters - COMPASS Application for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Xfinity Internet Essentials
Virtual Resource - Amnesty Program
Resources for Human Development
RHD - Crossroads Community Services - Flexible Housing Fund
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Hazleton Site Office - Rent and Security Deposit Assistance
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Wyoming County Human Services Building - Rent and Security Deposit Assistance
Friend Inc. Community Services
Kutztown - Case Management
City of Reading
Reading - Rental and Utility Assistance
SEAMAAC
Philadelphia - Health & Social Services
Bucks County Government
Doylestown - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) (BERA)
McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Smethport - Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation
Administrative Headquarters - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council
Warren - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Community Action
Punxsutawney - Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Community Services of Venango County
Center Street - Oil City - Child Advocacy Program
Salvation Army - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
Punxsutawney - Punxsutawney Worship and Service Center
First United Methodist Church - Reynoldsville
Reynoldsville - First United Methodist Church of Reynoldsville
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