While the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania does not provide housing or help individuals find housing, we have compiled some resources to assist with your search.
Housing, Rental & Services Assistance Resources in Pennsylvania
Most rental assistance programs, no matter where the funding comes from, are run at the county and local levels and typically by nonprofits that often but not always with government funding. Below is a list of entities that can direct you to the organizations in your community that can help you stay in your home when struggling to meet rent due to specific financial challenges. Below is a list of entities that can direct you to the organizations in your community that can help you stay in your home when struggling to meet rent due to specific financial challenges.
From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free. Our specialists will listen to your needs, and give you information on programs in your community that might be able to help.
Dial 2-1-1 or visit https://www.pa211.org/
Pennsylvania Legal Aid
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is a statewide consortium of independent legal aid programs that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families
Call 1-800-322-7572 or visit https://palegalaid.net/
PA Link to Community Care
The PA Link to Community Care website is designed to help persons with disabilities and seniors find information that will connect them to supports and services in their community.
Call 1-800-753-8827 or visit http://www.carelink.pa.gov/
Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance
To learn how to apply for emergency rental and utility assistance in your county, visit https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/RAP/Application.
COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information.
Pennsylvania Utility Commission