PHFA Rent Relief Program No Longer Accepting Applications
Applications are still being processed and payments made through November 30th.
Lancaster County Rental and Utility Assistance Program
Unable to Pay Rent Due to Covid-19 – Rental and Utility Assistance Still Available
If you have had a loss of income due to COVID-19 and/or 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).
- Maximum of 6 months of assistance
- Will cover rent and/or utilities that the tenant(s) are unable to pay due to a covid-19 hardship
- Family income is 80% of the Area Median Income or Less
- City and County residents can apply
- Payments will be made directly to the Landlord or Utility Company
- PHFA Rent Relief Program recipients are eligible for additional months
How to Apply:
Contact any of the following organizations within the Eviction Prevention Network (EPN)
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
Dial 211 or (855) 567-5341 or visit www.pa211east.org.
Funds are being provided in part through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding to the County and City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Mortgage Relief – PHFA No Longer Accepting Applicatoins
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.