Address:105 E King StLancaster, PA 17602Map & Directions
Services: Help homeless or at-risk veteran families quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Services include:
- Case management (assessment, housing stabilization plan/referrals)
- Assistance in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits/community resources and services as available
- Temporary financial assistance may be provided as last resort based on assessed individual need
Hours: Call for information
Eligibility: - Must be a veteran or veteran family (HOH or spouse of HOH must be a veteran; excluding those who have a dishonorable discharge - Very low-income: Gross household income must not exceed 50% of the median income guidelines - Must be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless (must have a formal eviction notice)Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesNone
Address:131 S Queen StLancaster, PA 17603Map & Directions
Services: There will be no funds available for rent assistance or utility assistance during August 2018
Limited financial aid (as funding is available) for emergency situations (i.e. rent, utilities, prescriptions); Must meet specific guidelines including income. 10 trip bus pass for newly employed. Must have proof of hire. All day bus pass for medical appointments.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Eligibility: Call for information; Must meet specific guidelines including incomeFees or ChargesTypes of FeesNone
Address:832 Manor StLancaster, PA 17603Map & Directions
Services: Helps a homeless or near homeless family/individual to: stop eviction from your home/apartment or foreclosure of your house; find a long-term place to live; find a short-term place to stay. A one-time payment up to $400 to prevent eviction or $100-$300 to obtain temporary or permanent shelter. There is no monthly rental assistance or subsidy available. Need must be the result of an emergency such as eviction, living in hazardous conditions, homeless or near homeless. If more funds are owed than CAO can offer are required to prevent or resolve the emergency, the applicant must have another way to pay the remainder due. The individual or family must have sufficient income to afford future rent. Items are verified with landlord/employer, etc.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Eligibility: Must meet income and resource guidelines in the month of application. If household contains individuals under 21, resources are excluded and a slightly higher income limit is used; Have not received another Emergency Shelter Allowance within past year The amount of assistance will depend on needs, situation, and emergency.Fees or ChargesTypes of FeesFreeWait ListProcessed within 7 days, payment is normally mailed to the landlord
Address:605 Lincoln HwyCoatesville, PA 19320Map & Directions
Services: SSVF provides comprehensive Supportive Services to very low income Veterans and their families who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their homes. Resources include case management, housing counseling, legal support, credit repair and financial planning services, and time-limited, temporary financial assistance. Eligible veterans may receive time-limited financial assistance for rent, utilities, and security deposits. SSVF offers short-term case management that links Veterans with resources within the Veterans Administration and the community with the ultimate goal of stabilizing veterans in housing. Veterans Service Officer (access to VA benefits and entitlements)
Access to emergency food and clothing and other local services
Transportation to and from the Coatesville VA Medical Center
Internet employment application assistance
Training courses such at ServSafe and basic computer skills
Personal/life skill courses such as budgeting (offered by Clarifi)
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Eligibility: Veterans who have a discharge that is other than dishonorable, and have at least one day of active duty service time.
Address:1516 Olive StCoatesville, PA 19320Map & Directions
Services: Helps single women with children to find rapid re-housing and offers prevention services to help families secure permanent housing.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Address:121 S 2nd StReading, PA 19602Map & Directions
Services: Serve the one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services. Services include: Nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Eligibility: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people; One-time assistance with proof of need such as eviction or shut off notice
Address:325 N 5th St #1Reading, PA 19601Map & Directions
Services: Operates when funds are available by providing rental and utility assistance to individuals who meet all eligibility requirements. Must provide documentation and demonstrate a reasonable ability to regain self-sufficiency through temporary assistance. Also serves as a resource for families and teens in the Network and U-turn programs looking to secure permanent housing. Program also provides stabilization services:
- Training programs
- Referrals to service partners
- Monitoring and coordination of services
- Habitability inspection
- Lead-based paint assessment of housing units
Eligibility: Must meet the following:
- Reside in Berks County (excluding City of Reading)
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness - Meet income guidelines
- Possess an eviction notice
- Possess a utility shut off noticeFees or ChargesTypes of FeesNone
Address:815 Washington StReading, PA 19601Map & Directions
Services: Provides utility assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have shut off notice. Provides rental assistance for residents that live within the City of Reading. Must have an eviction notice. Provides one time help for low-income homeowners with their water, sewer, trash and recycling bills.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Eligibility: Contact office to discuss income restrictions One time help- applicants must be homeowners, not tenants; they must meet certain income guidelines; and they must be current on their existing bills may receive one time a year - up to $150.00 in credit on the water, sewer, trash and recycling bills
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Address:19 N 6th St # 300Reading, PA 19601Map & Directions
Services: A program of tenant-based rental assistance coordinated with either Blended Case Management or Housing Support Services, for fixed funding intervals based on Priority Categories of Need.
Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years old, must be able to be named on a lease as a responsible party, must have CCBH (Medical Assistance) Insurance, must have a diagnosis of a serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse, must have some source of verifiable income within the household.
Address:247 N 5th StReading, PA 19601Map & Directions
Services: The Housing Assistance Program helps families who are homeless or facing homelessness through eviction or other circumstances. After meeting certain eligibility criteria including income guidelines and the ability to maintain the rental agreement on an on-going basis, a rental-related payment is made directly to the landlord by BCAP to pay for a security deposit, first month’s rent, or both.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Eligibility: Must fall under 125% of the Federal Poverty Income GuidelinesFees or ChargesTypes of Fees.