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

Carlisle Borough Homeowner Utility Assistance Program

The Borough of Carlisle Homeowner Public Utility Assistance Program is designed to provide up to three months of public utility assistance (water, sewer, trash and stormwater) to low-to-moderate income homeowners earning 80% of less of Area Median Income (AMI) within the Borough of Carlisle who have been financially impacted by COVID 19. The program is subject to funding availability. Utilities such as gas, electric, telephone, internet or cable are not included.

Only homeowners within the Borough of Carlisle are eligible. The program does not make payments directly to applicants, but directly to the utility provider.

All applicants must meet income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Income eligibility is based on gross income from all sources. Payments will not be made to cover arrears for utilities accrued prior to March 31, 2020.

Submission of an application for the program does not constitute acceptance, meeting minimum qualification criteria, nor is it a guarantee of program award. All information submitted will be individually verified and households who provide misleading or false information will be disqualified.


You must meet all of the below criteria in order to qualify for the program:

    1.Must be own a residential home within the Borough of Carlisle.

    2.Must not be able to pay for utilities due to loss of income directly related to COVID-19. You must be able to demonstrate this loss of income.

    3.Current annual gross household income limits:

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Please return the application and all required documents to Sue Dunfee via or mail/drop off at 114 N Hanover St. Carlisle PA 17013.