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emergency rentAL assistance program

Please note the following changes to our Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

AS OF AUGUST 1, 2022, NEW ERAP APPLICANT REQUESTS WILL BE LIMITED TO 12 MONTHS OF ARREARS.

NO REQUESTS FOR FUTURE RENT WILL BE ACCEPTED.

AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, COMMUNITY ACTION WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT ERAP APPLICATIONS.

THE LAST DAY FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS TO SUBMIT ERAP APPLICATIONS WAS AUGUST 31, 2022. 


Please refer to our resources list below.

Applications may be accepted in the future, if additional funding becomes available.

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what happens after you apply?

  • Your completed application will be reviewed by Community Action's team to ensure eligibility as well as a payment amount for assistance, if you qualify.

  • You will be notified by email once your application is processed, and whether your application has been approved for payment.

  • Your application may take several weeks to process.

  • You will not be able to check the status of your application by telephone. 

  • You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your account on the portal. 

resources

Catholic Charities

(610) 435-1541

900 S Woodward St, Allentown, PA 18103

www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Salvation Army 
610-432-0128
144 N 8th St, Allentown, PA, 18101
pa.salvationarmy.org/lehigh-valley


Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley
(610) 868-7800
520 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA, 18015
www.hclv.org


Hispanic American Organization 
(610) 435-5334
426 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA, 18102
www.hao-lv.org


Family Promise 
610-351-1368
1346 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA, 18102
fplehighvalley.org


OATH (Operation Address the Homeless)
610-351-0760
221 N 7th St, Allentown, PA, 18102
www.operationaddressthehomeless.org

Conference of Churches

610-433-6421

457 W Allen St, Allentown, PA, 18102

lehighchurches.org

New Bethany Ministries

610-691-5602

333 W 4th St, Bethlehem, PA, 18015

newbethanyministries.org

 

Third Street Alliance

610-258-6271

41 N 3rd St, Easton, PA, 18042

thirdstreetalliance.org

Safe Harbor Easton

610-258-5540 536

Bushkill Dr, Easton, PA, 18042

www.safeharboreaston.com

Greater Shiloh Church

610-252-5640

403 Pastor Fred Davis St, Easton, PA, 18042

greatershilohchurchpa.com

Caring Hearts Clothing Closets and More

(Free clothing for all ages, small household items, hygiene products)

Located inside Conference of Churches:

457 West Allen Street, Allentown and 7935 Route 873, Slatington

caringdamhearts.org

 

Tools 4 Success

(484) 426- 0274

555 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA

t4success.org

Northampton County Residents:

  • Those who reside in The City of Easton, contact: Project of Easton 610.258.1100 Ext. 13.

  • Those who reside in Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hellertown, and Lower Saucon Township, contact: New Bethany Ministries 610.691.5602 Ext. 217.

  • Those who reside in The City of Easton as well as Glendon, West Easton, Wilson, and Williams Township, contact: Easton Area Neighborhood Center 610.253.4253.

  • Those who reside in all other municipalities of Northampton County contact: Third Street Alliance 610.438.1244.

Monroe County Residents:

  • Contact Pocono Mountains United Way at 570.517.3953 or click here

Appeals

Appeal requests must be made in writing and forwarded to:

 

Lehigh County Department of Community and Economic Development

Attention:Heidi Miller

Grants Administrator

17 South 7th Street

Allentown, PA 18101