If you are currently experiencing homelessness, dial 2-1-1, dial 855-567-5341 toll free, or text your zip code to 898-211 for information, screening, and referral. Individuals and/or households may also visit local Access Sites for assessment:
50 W Penn Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Perry Housing Partnership
42 W Main street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
This program provides rental assistance to homeless individuals with a mental health, chronic substance abuse or HIV/AIDS disability. The program operates in Cumberland and Perry Counties, and participants rent from private property-owners.
chronically homeless - a disabled individual who has been homeless for a year or more continuously OR has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years; persons must have been sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation or in an emergency shelter
This program provides rental assistance to homeless individuals and families with a mental health, chronic substance abuse or HIV/AIDS disability (the head of household must have a disability). It operates in Cumberland and Perry Counties, and participants rent from private property-owners.
homeless (non-chronic) – sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation; staying in an emergency shelter; staying in transitional housing but came from the streets or an emergency shelter; participants must meet homeless qualification at the time of application and again when certified for the program
The Carlisle Supportive Housing Program (SHP) provides four rental units of permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals with a mental health or chronic substance abuse disability. The units are located in one building in Carlisle.
This program provides 12 units of subsidized permanent housing to homeless individuals and families with a mental health or chronic substance abuse disability. This program operates in Cumberland County, and participants rent from private property-owners.
homeless – sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation; staying in an emergency shelter; staying in transitional housing but came from the streets or an emergency shelter; must meet homeless qualification at the time of application and again when certified for the program
Lemoyne has two units for homeless individuals with a mental health or chronic substance abuse disability.
New Bloomfield has two, one-bedroom, units as well as one, two-bedroom, unit for homeless persons with a mental health or chronic substance abuse disability.
This is transitional housing for homeless individuals and families. Participants do not have to meet disability requirements. The only requirement is homelessness (can be chronic or non-chronic) and meeting income guidelines. This is a temporary program, and participants must work towards self-sufficiency. Financial assistance can include security deposits and utility payments. The program provides a maximum of 18 months of assistance.
To be eligible for rental assistance through any of the homeless and special needs housing programs, participants must meet income requirements. The total household income can not exceed the amount shown in the table below based on the number of persons residing in the home.
The Authorities provide assistance in the form of subsidized housing and supportive services to individuals and their families who are homeless and, or, homeless and disabled. Special needs case managers provide assistance in locating and obtaining housing, as well as ongoing support to ensure clients are able to retain that housing and meet their monthly financial obligations—for example, assisting in preparing and monitoring a household budget. Case managers assist in making referrals for health care, child care and other needed services.
Applicants must meet income guidelines and other eligibility requirements. Participants are required to pay a percentage of their monthly income toward rent and utilities, and meet with case managers on a regular basis.
The Authority has a limited number of housing units for the homeless and those with special needs at properties it manages. In addition, other housing options are provided through community partners and the private sector. Case managers work closely with clients and these partners to coordinate services.
You will then meet with your caseworker again to sign the paperwork required by the Housing Authority. Your caseworker will tell you how much of the rent you must pay, where to pay the rent, etc. The caseworker will also review all of the rules and regulations to make sure you understand what you must do to keep your housing and your rental assistance. If you need assistance getting utilities transferred into your name, you should ask you caseworker for help.