Homeless Assistance Program
Homeless Assistance Program provides rent, security deposit, mortgage, and utility/ energy assistance payments on behalf of eligible applicants to legitimate landlords or vendors. Homeless or near homeless as defined by:
- Residing in a group shelter
- Domestic violence shelter
- Hotel or motel paid for with public or charitable funds
- Mental health, drug or alcohol facility
- Hospital with no place to reside
- Living in a home but due to domestic violence, needs a safe place to reside
- Have received verification that they are facing foster care placement of their children solely because of lack of adequate housing
- Need housing to allow reunification with children who are in foster care placement
- Living in a condemned building
- Living in housing in which the physical environment presents life and/or health threatening conditions
- Living on the streets, in cars, doorways, etc.
- Have an eviction notice from a District Justice.
Rental Assistance for County Brochure (792 KB)
- Produce a copy of documentation of a District Justice eviction or complete a Homeless Certification form
- Pay for a matching fee as determined by household income
- With an installment agreement, make monthly rent due payments in addition to a payment of at least 10% of the monthly rent
Follow-up period: Assistance to attain self-sufficiency is measured by retaining permanent housing for one year after being assisted.