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Cumberland County's COVID-19 emergeancy rental assistance program is not available to everyone.

To be eligible:

  • You must rent an apartment or house in Cumberland County, PA.

  • You must have a valid and current writen lease signed by your landlord

  • You must have lost income because of COVID-19

You do NOT have to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be eligible.

Only one application may be submitted per rental unit.

You must also meet these income guidlines:  Use link below to 

Income guidelines apply to your income before the COVID-19 related loss.

You are NOT eligible if:

  • You live in public housing

  • You receive other government rental assistance (Section 8, Housing Choice Vouchers, etc.)

  • You have unpaid rent from before April

  • You are in the process of being evicted

You MUST provide these documents:

  • A copy of your valid, current lease, signed by your landlord

  • Proof of income from before the COVID-19 related income loss for all adult members of the household

  • An ID that matches the name on your lease

You WILL have to submit:

  • The online application

  • A housing Condition Survey

  • An affidavit confirming your loss of incomedue to COVID-19

These documents are all available through the online application.

Your landlord must have a rental license and be current on County (or borough) taxes. If necessary, landlords will be given one week to resolve these issues with the County (or borough).

Your landlord MUST also agree to:

  • Accept the rental payment (the first three months of assistance will be May, June and July 2020)

  • Not pursue eviction for non-payment while receiving rental assistance for the County (or borough) and for six months after the final County (or borough) payment

  • Waive any late fees or penalties for rent not paid in April or May

  • Provide six months after the final payment from the County(or Borough) to repay any missed rent from April and from the perios while the County(or Borough) was paying rental assistance

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It is the policy of Community CARES to provide srvices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, familial status, physical handicap or age. 

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