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UPCOMING Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance Program


      Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CCERAP) will be opening soon.

      The Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance Program will be available for eligible households financially impacted by COVID-19.

      Eligible Households: Defined as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:

        -Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;

        -Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and

        -Has a household income at or below 80% of the area median income level.

      Additional Criteria:

        ·All applicants must live in Cumberland County

        ·All applicants must meet income eligibility criteria and must have a documented loss of income due to COVID-19. Program recipients may not receive rental assistance from other sources to cover the same expense.

        ·Renter households may apply for rent and/or utility assistance (arrears, current and future) for up to 12 months.

        ·Renter households may seek assistance for any arrears beginning March 2020.

        ·Households may return for additional assistance if they continue to have a need.

        ·Utilities are limited to electricity, gas, fuel oil, water and sewer and trash removal. (Telephone, cable and internet are NOT considered to be utilities).

        ·Priority is given to those applicants that are below 50% of the area median income. The program limits eligibility to households with income that does not exceed 80% of area median income.

        ·All payments will be made directly to the landlord or utility company.

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      If you are in need of immediate assistance, the following agencies may be able to assist. Thank you for your interest and we will update this page as new funds become available.

      Homeless Assistance Program: Patrice Pickering: 717-240-6117 (if last name is beginning A-M)

      Kellie Crawford: 717-240-6112 (if last name is beginning N-Z)

      New Hope Ministries (Mechanicsburg Areas): 717-432-2087 https://nhm-pa.org/

      Samaritan Fellowship (Carlisle areas) -717-579-6697 https://samaritanfellowship.org/

      Christ Among Neighbors (Shippensburg Areas)- 717-532-7577 https://www.rentassistance.us/li/pa_17257_christ-among-neighbors-can

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