Lancaster County Housing Authority



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Lancaster County, PA  - Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

The Lancaster County Rental Assistance Program is being established to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible households.

Program Start Date: March 8, 2021

Program End Date: September 30, 2022, unless otherwise extended.

Eligible Assistance

  • Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance. 

  • The payment of existing housing-related arrears that could result in eviction of an eligible household is prioritized. 

Eligible Households

  • Households that experienced a COVID-19 pandemic related job or income loss or related expense; and

  • demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and

  • have a household income that is 80% or less the Area Median Income (AMI)

Application Prioritizing

Upon submission, applications will be sorted and filtered on a regular basis to meet the federal and local prioritization as established in the Program Guidelines.   The application submission is not a first-come, first-serve or lottery-based process.

Applicant Eligibility-Screening and Document Review 

Using the same account credentials, an applicant can log onto www.assistancecheck.com to update contact information, submit required documentation, and check the status of their initial submission.

Helpline - 717-590-3101

 

The Helpline will assist applicants, landlords, and utility companies with questions about the program and how to get computer access and assistance in providing necessary documentation for eligibility.

Proposed Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Computer Access and Application Assistance

Along with a dedicated helpline, since the Program is an online computerized based platform, there will be locations throughout the County and City for residents with limited computer knowledge or limited or no computer access.  

Applicants can call 2-1-1, the helpline, or directly to the location for hours and scheduling an appointment.

Click Here to View Locations for Computer Access and Assistance