On October 5, the governor issued an emergency declaration extending the deadline of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program until November 4, 2020.
This program enables renters to qualify for up to $750 per month in rental assistance. In order to qualify, your income must have been impacted by 30 percent or more since March 1, 2020.
This program, funded through the Federal CARES Act and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) is administered in York County by Community Progress Council. Since the program opened in July, CPC has received nearly 700 applications and have approved more than 200 individuals and families for assistance.
NOTE: If you have already applied and you haven’t heard back from us, your application is currently being processed and you will be notified as soon as possible. Please do not call or email our office to check on the status of your application. Thank you.
Community Progress Council has been identified by York County and the Pennsylvania Housing & Finance Agency (PHFA) to process applications for Rent Relief Assistance through November 4, 2020 in order to help York County residents impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Qualified tenants may receive up to $750 per month in rental assistance for up to six months for a total of $4,500. Rental assistance checks are paid directly to the property landlord. In order to qualify, residents must have experienced a 30 percent or more decrease in income after March 1, 2020.
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY:
In order to apply for the CARES Rent Relief Program funding, you need to submit three applications and four supporting documents. Details on the applications and the documents are listed below.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION as it cannot be processed.
If you think you are eligible for this Rent Relief Program, please complete and turn in the following
applications along with supporting information identified below (you may click link at top for all three documents):
OTHER DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO TURN IN:
Tenants and/or landlords must be able to provide the following information to show eligibility,
including but not limited to:
PAY STUBS – Submit one pay stub from before March 1, 2020, and one pay stub issued after March 1, 2020. Bank statement reflecting direct deposits from employers can be considered.
WRITTEN LEASE – If you don’t have a written lease, describe agreement with landlord in writing.
PROOF OF UNEMPLOYMENT – Documentation to verify unemployment with the Department of Labor and Industry’s Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. Letters confirming application or determination letters are acceptable.
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP by landlord – can be a deed, tax statement or mortgage statement.
If you have questions regarding the program, the application, or the required documents, you may contact CPC’s Housing Education Department at (717) 654-1161. PHFA also has a call center available to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The toll-free number is 1-855-827-3466. Callers should listen for the prompt mentioning CARES assistance for renters.
If you prefer to pick up a packet in-person, you may visit CPC’s main office, 226 East College Avenue, York, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; or 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. More pick-up locations in other areas of York County are available (see below).
Completed applications may be scanned and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed or dropped off at CPC’s main office at 226 East College Avenue, York, PA 17403. Once submitted, a representative from Community Progress Council will be in touch as soon as possible to review and process your application.
Tenants across York County are encouraged to download and fill out forms immediately in order to expedite the process – the program ends on November 4, 2020.
OTHER APPLICATION PICK-UP LOCATIONS
Hanover YWCA – 23 West Chestnut Street
Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Spring Grove Rec Center – 50 North East Street, No. 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and Noon
Mason Dixon Community Services – 5 Pendyrus Street, No. 2
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to Noon
Community Reach – 15 1st Avenue
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fishing Creek Salem UMC – 402 Valley Road, Goldsboro
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to Noon
Please call in advance – (717) 938-1928.