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Who can apply?

You may be eligible to receive assistance with rent and utilities if you have been directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19. 

If you or anyone in your household has:

  • Qualified for unemployment benefits

  • Lost income, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19

  • Been at risk of homelessness or have a past due utility payment

  • Priority of service will be given to eligible households that include any of the following:

    • Households with income at or below 50% of the area median OR

    • One or more individuals within the household are unemployed as of the date of application for assistance and have not been employed for the 90-day period preceding such date

With support from Northumberland County Commissioners

Information for landlords

The landlord packet consists of the landlord information form, the landlord's statement of rent, and the W-9 form. All can be downloaded below along with the application.

Apply below or call the office at

570-644-6575 ext. 171

Montour County residents, please call


Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Do I qualify?

Eligibility has changed in both Northumberland and Montour Counties, if your income is below the 80% of the Median Income listed below, you may be able to get help with rent or utilities.
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