Additional Funds Available for Tenants with Rents Above $750
The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners passed Resolution No. 69 of 2020, enabling the use of County CARES Act funds to assist individuals and families that have rents above the PHFA maximum assistance of $750 per month.
All Applications Due September 30th
Renters & Landlords
Unemployed or Reduced Work Hours/Wages
Have you become unemployed after March 1, 2020 due to COVID-19; or experienced a reduction in annual household income resulting from reduced work hours/wages due to COVID-19?
You and your landlord may qualify for assistance to cover the rent through the PHFA Rent Relief Program.
Please fill out all three forms. The Landlord Application and Certification is required with the Renter Application. Must Be 30 days late in rent payment to qualify for PHFA program.
Additional Information Here
Landlords also need to fill out a W-9 once a tenant is determined eligible, prior to direct deposit or check payment.
¿Estás desempleado O han reducido las horas de trabajo y los salarios?
PHFA Aplicación en Español – Por favor complete los tres formularios. Se requieren la Solicitud y la Certificación del Propietario con la Solicitud del Arrendatario.
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Three Ways to Submit Applications:
- Dropped off in the main lobby of the County Housing and Redevelopment Authority 28 Penn Square, located in downtown Lancaster
- By mail to Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority
28 Penn Square, Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17603
- By email: email@example.com.
The following organizations will be assisting in eligibility and processing your request for assistance:
Tabor Community Services (Tabor)
Unable to Pay Rent And Have Eviction Notice
If you have had a loss of income due to COVID-19 and a written or verbal notice to quit from a landlord or an eviction notice from the courts there is assistance available through the Eviction Prevention Network (EPN).
Please Contact 211 if you are in need of rental assistance or have received a written or verbal notice to quit from your landlord or an eviction notice from the courts.
Dial 211 or (855) 567-5341 or visit www.pa211east.org.
Eviction Prevention Network (EPN)
The following organizations can help you apply for assistance:
Columbia Life Network
Community Action Partnership
Elizabethtown Community Housing Outreach Services
Ephrata Area Social Services
Good Samaritan Services
Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP)
Real Life Community Services
Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
Tabor Community Services
The Factory Ministries
United Way 211
Homeowners who have been financially impacted may be eligible for mortgage relief through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
Homeowners seeking assistance with payment of their past-due
mortgage will have two options for submitting their applications directly to PHFA: using a web-based
process or using a printable version that can be completed and mailed to the agency.
Application (Electronic Submission): https://pmap.phfa.org/
To learn more please visit: https://www.phfa.org/pacares/mortgage.aspx