Information for Tenants and Landlords

Need Help with Housing Costs?

Rental Assistance for Tenants and Landlords

Due to the Pandemic, many residents are struggling with financial hardships. In response, Congress has passed $46 billion in emergency rental assistance, and our communities have programs distributing this funding now.  If you are seeking emergency rental, utility, or mortgage assistance, please refer to the following local programs:

  • Montgomery County: residents who have experienced a COVID hardship and are in need of rent and/or utility assistance should call 2-1-1 or text their zip code to 898-211. They can also visit Your Way Home to learn more.
  • Norristown Emergency Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance - Home Improvement Program (ERMUA) 
  • Berks County: Contact the Berks County Coalition to End Homelessness at 610-372-7222 or visit the Berks county website at here.

If you are facing eviction, you can locate legal aid organizations through the Legal Aid of Southeastern PA  or information on eviction prevention from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau here.

Mortgage Assistance

Pennsylvania has received $350 million through the federal Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) to help homeowners struggling with mortgage payments due to the pandemic. The Commonwealth hopes that the program will be available by the fall. Until then, you can sign up for notifications here

Homelessness

The Your Way Home (YWH) Call Center is a centralized system for screening and intake for individuals and families in Montgomery County experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. 

Instead of calling individual shelters, those experiencing homelessness or those at-risk of becoming homeless can call one toll-free number and connected to appropriate services.

Calls to the Center are answered by operators at 2-1-1 SEPA, which has access to up-to-date data about which providers have space available, if the caller needs emergency shelter.

DIAL 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7925     TEXT 898-211     VISIT www.211SEPA.org