Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance applications are open. Please see our webpage for more information on how to apply.

Partner with Us

Our valued partners play an integral part in our success in providing programming and services for residents who live in and the communities across Cumberland County.

As our organization evolves, we are pleased to forge new relationships—new partnerships—that address emerging issues and challenges as related to providing quality housing. That’s both in terms of the rental housing market as well as realizing the dream of homeownership. Our partners have helped us identify innovative ways to offer housing options unimaginable even a few years ago.

Partnership is the cornerstone of economic development and building strong communities—including strong and vibrant business communities. We offer programs and services to assist new and expanding downtown businesses, but take as much pride in being part of a united front—a partnership—committed to assisting you in becoming wildly successful.

You and your organization are welcome to partner with us in making Cumberland County even better. After all, at the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, we are committed to you and our communities—better places, better lives.

To discuss partnership opportunities, please reach out to Mikayla Kitchen, Social Media and Marketing Coordinator, at


211 Essential Community Services

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 211 as the 3-digit number for information and referrals to social services and other assistance in 2000. The 211 service is provided by more than 200 local organizations that are committed to serving their communities. Many different kinds of organizations operate the 211 service, including United Ways, Goodwill, Community Action Partnerships, and local crisis centers.

211 Essential Community Services

Carlisle Opportunity Homes

(717) 245-0516

Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services. The Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania envisions a society where persons with disabilities are empowered to fully exercise their rights and participate in all walks of life that will enable them to live well.

Center for Independent Living Website

Community CARES

In order to provide the maximum benefit to the community, CARES avoids duplication of resources that are currently being offered in the community and makes every effort to collaborate with other organizations. Generous businesses, churches, individuals, organizations and foundations partner and support CARES to ensure that, as long as there is a vital need in the community, that it remains in existence.

Community CARES Website

Community First Fund

Community First is recognized as the premier economic development organization serving the low income communities of central and eastern Pennsylvania. Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides loan capital to businesses, real estate developers and community support organizations throughout the region. We are committed to aligning capital with justice for low-income communities and low-wealth individuals, so we may increase opportunities for economic prosperity for all. We are driven to make a change by transforming lives, businesses and communities – one transaction at a time.

Community First Fund Website

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was founded in 2005 by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. CAEDC is the County’s authorized agency charged with leveraging and promoting Cumberland Valley’s economic development and tourism assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life.

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation Website

Cumberland County Government

Cumberland County Government Website

Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services

Designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Area Agency on Aging for Cumberland County, Aging and Community Services provides a coordinated and comprehensive system of services to county residents age 60 and older. Our goal is to support each older adult in their efforts to maintain their health, welfare and independence. We are committed to excellence in meeting the needs of our adult citizens, their families and the community in which we live.

Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services Website

Cumberland County Veterans Affairs

Our mission is to provide high quality advice, assistance, counseling, education, outreach and advocacy to eligible veterans and their families for obtaining Federal, State and County veterans' benefits and services in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies.

Cumberland County Veterans Affairs Website

Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity

Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity (CVHFH) is an affiliate organization of Habitat for Humanity International. CVHFH is a non-profit, ecumenical, grassroots Christian ministry which builds simple, decent, and affordable houses in partnership with families in need, donors and volunteers.

Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity Website

Cumberland–Perry MH-MR Community Action Commission

Cumberland–Perry MH-MR Community Action Commission Website

Downtown Carlisle Association (LoveCarlisle)

The Downtown Carlisle Association’s (DCA) mission and programs are solely crafted and dedicated to the implementation of various aspects of the Borough of Carlisle’s Comprehensive Plan and other revitalization studies, along with the observed need of downtown business owners and stakeholders. With oversight from a community-based volunteer board of directors, regional liaisons, volunteers, and borough leadership, the DCA provides an array of programs dedicated to achieving the common goals of Carlisle, using the managerial structure provided through the National Historic Trust’s 5-point Main Street Approach.

Downtown Carlisle Association Website

Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership

The Partnership is proud to call Mechanicsburg home. We are an organization made up of business owners, service providers, and residents whose mission is to preserve and revitalize our rich heritage, and encourage and promote business and economic development.

Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership Website

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Starting July 14th, girls are invited to explore the world of STEAM.

Join with other 4th & 5th grade girls to explore citizen science, sustainability, digital leadership, coding robots, and more during a five-week in-person experience at Carlisle YWCA.

Who: Girls in 4th and 5th grade as of Fall 2022.
When: July 14, 21, 28th and August 4, 11th at 5:00-6:00PM
Where: Carlisle YWCA: 301 G St, Carlisle, PA 17013

The first meeting on July 14th will be a pizza party. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join but are not required to stay.

All materials and supplies will be provided. No uniforms are required.

A free Girl Scout membership will be given to all new girls who participate in this experience. This membership will begin October 1, 2022.

Scan the QR Code Below to Register! Registration is required.


Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Website

Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

Our mission to be a catalyst that will actively promote and support responsible economic growth in the Carlisle region, while continuing to provide enhanced benefits for our membership and a vibrant quality of life for our community.

Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce Website

Harrisburg Regional Chamber/Capital Region Economic Development Corporation

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber was founded in 1884 as the Harrisburg Board of Trade. In 1913, it was decided that the organization should be formally incorporated as a Chamber of Commerce and by 1914 that official designation was given to the organization. Recognized as one of the largest, most dynamic organizations of its kind, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation has combined a unique blend of business, community, and economic development services under one roof to improve the region’s economic vitality and quality of life.

Harrisburg Regional Chamber/Capital Region Economic Development Corporation Website

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

The Housing Alliance is a statewide coalition working to provide leadership and a common voice for policies, practices, and resources to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent and affordable homes. We promote common-sense solutions to balance Pennsylvania’s housing market and increase the supply of safe, decent homes for low-income people.

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Website


A nonprofit financial ministry serving Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin Counties since 2003.


Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce is to promote the commercial and community interests of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania and its environs. Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce continues to enhance business growth and development through member services and networking opportunities in Mechanicsburg and its surrounding communities.

Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce Website

Mid-Penn Legal Services

MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.

Mid-Penn Legal Services Website

New Cumberland Business & Professional Group

The New Cumberland Business & Professional Group (B&PG) works to promote the growth of its business community and make New Cumberland a great place to live, work, and visit. We partner with both local and county government to attract new businesses to New Cumberland and to support our current businesses. We create ongoing marketing programs and plan dozens of annual events to draw residents and visitors to our community. Our goal is to make New Cumberland a destination for shopping, dining, and professional services.

New Cumberland Business & Professional Group Website

New Hope Ministries

New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts toward stability.

New Hope Ministries

New Visions

We envision all persons living with a mental illness in Franklin/Fulton and Cumberland/Perry Counties actively engaged in their recovery, living in the home of their choosing, with the community supports they desire. Our mission is to provide Mental Health Services through residential, social, and educational programming for the Franklin/Fulton and Cumberland/Perry County communities.

New Visions Website

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, as well as funding provided for community development projects, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Website

Perry County Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to serve as an advocate for new and existing businesses in the County, while providing member benefits designed to promote, inform, and enhance our local and regional economies.

Perry County Chamber of Commerce

Perry County Government

Perry County Government Website

Perry Housing Partnership

Perry Housing Partnership develops affordable housing opportunities for residents of Perry County, including low-income, disabled, elderly, homeless individuals, and homeless families. We do this by maintaining existing structures and selectively building to boost the vitality of small town living and conserve open space.

Perry Housing Partnership Website

Perry Human Services

Perry Human Services Website

Sadler Health Center Carlisle

Our Mission is to advance the health of our community by providing inclusive, high-quality and compassionate care.

Sadler Health Center Carlisle Website

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour has been providing secure housing for homeless and nearly homeless children and adults for more than three decades, having served thousands of people since opening its doors in a historic former hotel in downtown Carlisle in 1986.

Safe Harbour Website

Salvation Army Carlisle

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Salvation Army Carlisle

Samaritan Fellowship

Since 1958, the Samaritan Fellowship, a nonprofit ministry, has strived to carry out the Lord’s admonition to help our neighbor. Our purpose is to help those who have exhausted every available means for providing adequate shelter, utilities, medical care, fuel, vehicle repair, short-term shelter, food, clothing, and other emergency services. We serve families living in the Carlisle Area School District, South Middleton School District, and Middlesex Township.

Samaritan Fellowship

Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce

The Mission of the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide members with services that promote and support economic vitality as well as develop Shippensburg as a great place to live, work, play, visit, and invest.

Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce Website

The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties

The mission of The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC) is to empower, inspire, and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.

The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties Website

Tri-County Community Action

Tri County Community Action is your local community action agency, working in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania. We offer a comprehensive approach to individual, family, and neighborhood success, to include a wide range of programming - from budgeting, home ownership, parenting, and financial literacy education, to in-depth and wrap-around services such as early learning, child and youth development, long-term case management, and neighborhood planning and revitalization. Everything we do is to support families, strengthen communities, and eliminate poverty!

Tri-County Community Action Website

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Website

United Cerebral Palsy

Our mission is to be the indispensable resource for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, their families, and their communities.

United Cerebral Palsy Website

United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Our missions is to unite people and resources to build a stronger, healthier Carlisle & Cumberland County.

United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County Website

United Way of the Capital Region

The mission of United Way of the Capital Region is to improve lives in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties by identifying the most pressing community needs, finding solutions to those needs, and demonstrating how these solutions are making a difference.

United Way of the Capital Region Website

USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

USDA Rural Development Website