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    Programs that provide financial assistance and supportive services that stabilize households in their current housing or help them to move into new housing without first entering the shelter system or experiencing homelessness. Services may include financial assistance (short or medium-term rental assistance, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance), housing relocation and stabilization services, legal assistance (generally mediation), credit counseling and case management. The goal is to help households resolve their crisis, secure short-term financial or rental assistance as needed, and access ongoing sources of support in the community in order to remain housed. If the individual or family is unable to stay in their existing housing, the prevention program helps the household to find an alternative housing arrangement that is safe, reasonably affordable and adequate.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Allegheny County DHS - Housing and HomelessWorks with area landlords and service providers to increase the number of affordable units occupied by persons receiving services through DHS and others in need of supported housing. AlleghenyOffice of Community ServicesAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Armstrong County Community Action Agency, Housing Assistance Program - SSVFProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    ArmstrongHousing Assistance ProgramArmstrong County Community Action Agency
    Carbon County Action Committee For Human Services - Emergency Housing AssistanceEmergency Housing Assistance (EHA) will provide one month rent/security deposit to individuals who are in danger of eviction or homelessness. Individuals must meet eligibility and affordability guidelines and requirements and may receive assistance only one time. Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Services in the form of security/utility deposit, rental arrears, first month or current monthly rental payments are also available to individuals and families experiencing a recent hardship that are either “homeless” or “ at risk of homelessness” and can document future affordability. Individuals and families must meet eligibility and affordability guidelines and requirements. CarbonCarbon County Action Committee For Human ServicesCarbon County Action Committee For Human Services
    Catholic Charities of Butler County - Homeless ServicesHousing and Homeless Case Management Central Intake is the initial point of contact for Butler County for all individuals struggling with homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Intensive case management services are offered, along with an array of support services to assist individuals and families to achieve greater self determination. Support services include rental assistance, eviction assistance and emergency shelter.ButlerCatholic Charities of Butler CountyCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Center for Community Resources - SSVFProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    ButlerHome and School SupportsCenter for Community Resources
    Chartiers Center - Healthy Housing OptionsProvides housing supports to those who are at risk of losing their permanent supportive housing. H2O is a collaboration between Chartiers Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Mercy Operations Safety Net and Community Human Services that is designed to enhance and expand the infrastructure for, and services within, mental health and substance use treatment for individuals/families experiencing chronical homelessness.AlleghenyChartiers Center Housing ProgramsChartiers Center
    Community Action Partnership of Cambria County Homeless Financial Assistance ProgramFinancial assistance for the homeless.CambriaCommunity ServicesCommunity Action Partnership of Cambria County
    Community Action Partnership of Mercer County - Supportive Services for Veterans Families ProgramProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Under this program, CAPMC aims to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability in Mercer County. CAPMC will provide eligible Veterans and their families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    In addition, veterans may also be eligible for time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help them and their families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    MercerCommunity Action Partnership of Mercer County - HousingCommunity Action Partnership of Mercer County
    Community Action - Supportive Services for Veteran's FamiliesProviding case management and supportive services with a long-term goal of housing stability and economic success for homeless veterans and their families. Provides homeless emergency shelter, transitional housing, help with locating and establishing a new residence, and case management for homeless Veterans and their families, or those at risk of homelessness.JeffersonCommunity Action - Main OfficeCommunity Action
    Cornerstone - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    BeaverCornerstoneCornerstone
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing SolutionsProvides services to assist persons with accessing and remaining in permanent affordable housing. Access to emergency housing is provided if needed.CrawfordCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing SolutionsCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program
    Emergency Housing Services - Susquehanna County InterfaithProvides clothing, personal needs, and financial assistance, as well as, household items to persons facing emergency situations such as eviction or fleeing domestic violence. Emergency housing needs are served through the use of hotel vouchers. SusquehannaOutreach Services - Susquehanna County InterfaithSusquehanna County Interfaith - Community Ministry
    Emergency Shelter - Clinton County MinisteriumEmergency shelter is available to households or individuals facing a housing crisis through the use of hotel vouchers. Vouchers can be used to purchase a maximum of two nights stay at a local hotel/motel. Eligibility for assistance is determined on a case by case basis.ClintonClinton County MinisteriumSouthern Clinton County Association of Christian Churches Ministerium
    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - VAMC Homeless Care ProgramServices provided may include emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, homeless veteran employment services, and support for veterans involved in the legal system.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    ESG Rapid Rehousing, Homeless Prevention & Home 4 GoodIndividual/families must be either placed on the community queue or have a referral sent by a housing specialist to for rental assistance/eviction prevention services. Rental Assistance and/or eviction prevention may be available for those who are Homeless and At-Risk of homelessness from either the Waynesboro Area or Greencastle Area School Districts.FranklinWaynesboro Community & Human ServicesWaynesboro Community & Human Services
    Home4Good - Pocono Mountains United WayProgramming aimed at preventing/diverting individuals and families from homelessness. Referrals for programming will be considered for individuals/families that are facing homelessness due to circumstances that make them unable to maintain housing. This service is available to qualified residents of Carbon, Pike and Wayne Counties. Monroe County residents cannot be served.MonroeCommunity OutreachPocono Mountains United Way
    Homeless Assistance Programs-CYS Susquehanna CountyProgram to assist parents with children who are in need of emergency housing or are homeless.SusquehannaChildren & Youth Services - Susquehanna CountySusquehanna County Government
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Homeless AssistanceThrough several programs, homeless households are able to obtain comprehensive supportive services in order to obtain and retain housing, increase their income, and move toward self-sufficiency. Case managers work with households to determine the cause of the housing crisis (if applicable), provide individualized financial literacy and/or budgeting assistance, provide assistance in locating and obtaining suitable housing in the location of the participant’s choice, assist with landlord/participant negotiations, assist in securing and maintaining utility services for participants, assist in securing furnishings, utensils, and other necessary living items for participants, provide referrals to community services, and teach life skills.LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Rent AssistanceRental assistance is provided in the form of financial assistance to household in an immediate housing crisis. Financial assistance up to $1500 for a household, and $1000 for an individual may be available.This assistance can pay for the families first month’s rent, a security deposit and/or back rent due to a property owner in order to secure safe housing for the family affected. Actual payments are dependent upon many factors, including, but not limited to: funds available, circumstance leading to the crisis, past assistance received by the household, amount needed to solve the emergency, etc.LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesSSVF provides temporary financial assistance and comprehensive case management services to Veterans. Veterans must be either homeless or at risk of homelessness to be eligible for the services. Assistance includes rent and arrearages, security and utility deposits, transportation assistance, emergency supplies, childcare, moving assistance, and emergency supplies. SSVF serves Veteran Households in the following counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Mercer. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
    Merit House Community Men's Shelter - Clinton County Housing CoalitionShelter for homeless men - overnight shelter. Participants enter on a drop-in basis between the hours of 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm daily. All participants must exit by 8:00 am the following morning. Merit House is not a day program, it is an overnight emergency shelter. The maximum stay for any participant is 14 consecutive days. If a participant does not return each evening, they forfeit their bed. Following HUD’s “Housing First” model, when possible, clients are quickly moved into permanent housing then offered individualized case management services that assist them in overcoming barriers to stability and self-sufficiency. ClintonClinton County Housing CoalitionClinton County Housing Coalition
    Northern Tier Community Action Corporation - Veterans InitiativeProvides case management assistance with acquiring permanent housing as quickly as possible or to attain stability in their current housing situation. Housing relocation and short to medium term rental and/or utility assistance may also be provided.CameronNorthern Tier Community Action CorporationNorthern Tier Community Action Corporation
    Operation Homefront of PA, DE & NJProvides direct services to alleviate a military family's or individual's actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support. Emergency financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. Other emergency funding assistance, which an applicant receives within 24 to 72 hours, includes the following: - Financial assistance - Emergency food - Emergency home repairs - Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers - Home and appliance repair - Furniture and household items - Local moving assistance - Community events - Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing Operation Homefront of PA, DE & NJOperation Homefront
    Opportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Provide financial assistance, intensive case management and supportive services to qualifying Veteran families who are homeless or facing homelessness. Supportive services may include assistance with the following (and more): - Housing/Rental expenses - Moving expenses - Transportation expenses - Child care - Essential living needs - Veteran benefit referrals - Education referrals - Health care referrals - Legal needs/referralsSchuylkillOpportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Opportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
    Pocono Area Transitional Housing - PATH House@ North StreetTransitional housing program; not an emergency shelter. Organizes housing and operate housing with related services for the care and relief of families with children in a housing crisis. MonroePocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)
    Pocono Area Transitional Housing - PATH House@ Park AvenueTransitional housing program; not an emergency shelter. Organizes housing and operate housing with related services for the care and relief of families with children in a housing crisis.MonroePocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)
    Rental AssistanceOnly referrals through HMIS by a Housing Specialist will be considered Salvation Army will assist individuals who are homeless and At-Risk of homelessness, with the rental fee of a home or apartment, provided that they meet all eligibility requirements.FranklinThe Salvation Army, ChambersburgThe Salvation Army, Chambersburg
    Rental Assistance - Clinton County MinisteriumAssistance is available for individuals or families who are in need of financial help to stablize a housing crisis. Financial assistance may include a rent payment to prevent eviction or payment to help with the cost of moving. Eligibility for assistance is determined on a case by case basis.ClintonClinton County MinisteriumSouthern Clinton County Association of Christian Churches Ministerium
    Service Access and Management - Housing Department - Transition Age Youth Housing ProjectAssists individuals in securing financial resources, applying for pertinent documents, searching for housing and applying for housing. In some cases, multiple months of rent may be paid along with a security deposit. Other supports, include furniture, household supplies, payments for accessing documents and other unique needs.SchuylkillService Access and Management Inc. - SchuylkillService Access and Management - Headquarters
    Soldier OnSoldier On provides supportive services to veterans and their families in need, or who are homeless or at risk if becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at Soldier On is a door-to-door outreach campaign assisting veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The outreach program aims to assist veterans and their families before they become homeless in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and western Massachusetts. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans facing homelessness. Soldier On’s mission is to provide veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own. If you know a veteran who is on the verge of homelessness or struggling with issues related to housing, health care or substance abuse, Soldier On can help. Case Management and Referral Services for:
    • Health Care,
    • Daily Living Activites,
    • Financial Planning,
    • Transportation,
    • Income Support,
    • Legal Assistance,
    • Emergency Supplies,
    • Rep Payee/Fiduciary.
    Temporary Financial Funds may be available for:
    • Rental Assistance
    • Utility Fees,
    • Security Deposits,
    • Utility Deposits,
    • Moving Costs,
    • Child Care,
    • Transportation.
    Soldier OnSoldier On
    SPHS Connect - Shelter and Permanent Supportive HousingEmergency shelter, homelessness prevention, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and educational support. Permanent supportive housing and shelter plus care programs include intensive case management. Agency serves as assessment office for intake into western PA continuum of care housing services.WashingtonSPHS Connect, IncSouthwestern Pennsylvania Human Services
    Tableland Services Homeless Financial Assistance ProgramHomeless financial assistance program.SomersetTableland Services Housing Assistance ProgramTableland Services
    The Life Center - Clinton County Housing CoalitionTemporary shelter program that houses single women, couples, and families. Able to accomodate 14 individuals in the house. Program is designed for 30-90 day stays. Provides short-term temporary housing for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. An agency referral through Coordinated Entry System is required for services. An individual or family must show the willingness and ability to commit to the self-sufficiency and stability development programs and services offered by the Life Center.ClintonClinton County Housing CoalitionClinton County Housing Coalition
    Tioga County Department of Human Services - Bridge HousingThe 14-apartment Bridge Housing program is located at the St. James Complex in Mansfield. The goal of this program is to assist the homeless and victims of domestic violence to find and retain permanent housing. This is accomplished by providing temporary housing and supportive services, such as case management, housing counseling, training and life skills education to those living in Bridge Housing. The maximum stay is one year. TiogaTioga County Department of Human Services - Community Outreach Residential (CORe)Tioga County Department of Human Services
    Tioga County Department of Human Services - Residential Supportive Housing (RSH)Six Residential Supportive Housing (RSH) apartments serve individuals with a mental illness. Individuals who are interested can complete an application and interview process that will help determine if the program can meet their needs. The goal of the program is for individuals to gain skills in independence of living while connecting to services that will assist them with permanent housing in the community.TiogaTioga County Department of Human Services - Community Outreach Residential (CORe)Tioga County Department of Human Services
    United Christian Ministries - Garnet HouseSupporting Housing program with limited capacity for new referrals. Services women in need of housing. Operates living space for 8 women. Each resident is given a seperate bedroom and bathroom. Other facilities such as kitchen, recreational areas and laundry are shared. Communal house chores are assigned and required of participants. This residency is located in Osceola.TiogaUnited Christian MinistriesUnited Christian Ministries
    United Christian Ministries - Kenner CourtSupporting Housing program with limited capacity for new referrals. Services men in need of housing. Offers stable housing as well as services to assit men to maintain healthy family relationship, obtain employment and receive medical care. This residency is located in Tioga.TiogaUnited Christian MinistriesUnited Christian Ministries
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: HUD-VASH Program and Housing Assistance For VeteransThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Housing assistance for homeless Veterans and their families is available through several federal programs. HUD-VASH Program The Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program is a joint effort between HUD and VA to move Veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing. HUD provides housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that allows homeless Veterans to rent privately owned housing. VA offers eligible homeless Veterans clinical and supportive services through its health care system across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. As of September 30, 2013, HUD had allocated funding to local public housing authorities to provide more than 58,000 Housing Choice Vouchers to homeless Veterans while VA hired dedicated VA case managers to assist homeless Veterans in securing and maintaining permanent housing through intensive case management. The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program funds community-based agencies providing transitional housing or service centers for homeless Veterans. Through the program, each year (as funding is available) VA offers grants that may fund up to 65 percent of the project for the construction, acquisition or renovation of facilities or to purchase vans to provide outreach and services to homeless Veterans. Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program VA’s Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program makes all the properties VA obtains through foreclosures on VA-insured mortgages available for sale to homeless provider organizations to shelter homeless Veterans. The mortgages are offered at a discount of 20 to 50 percent, based on how long the property has been listed for sale. Visit website for additional information on these programs.United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENGNational Call Center for homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of homelessness. Callers will be connected to trained hotline staff who will conduct a brief screening to assess needs; homeless veterans will be connected with the Homeless Point of Contact at the nearest VA facility; family members and non-VA providers calling on behalf of a homeless Veteran will be provided with information regarding the homeless programs and services available; contact information will be requested so staff may follow-up. Services offered to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness and their families: - Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) - Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) - Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program - HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program - Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program - Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program (SSVF) - Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program - Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACTs) Program - Homeless Veterans Dental Program - Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Educational and Networking Groups) - Veteran Justice Outreach - Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative - Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans Program - Readjustment Counseling Service's Vet Center ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Leadership Program - Airborne HousingThe Airborne Housing Program serves 25 veterans who are homeless and generally are unemployed. This 18 month supportive housing program helps the veteran transition from homelessness and unemployment to living independently and being employed. The program provides life skills training, individualized goal setting and job preparation / employment training AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramProvides help for homeless veterans to seek and gain employment and training services to re-enter the work force. Offers job counseling, resume preparation and job placement.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program-Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Liberty Housing ProgramServes nine veterans who are homeless, underemployed and who have a disability. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Beaver, Greene, Washington CountiesProvides transitional assistance to military members who are reintegrating back into civilian life. Provides essential housing, employment, and other vital supportive services to eligible Veterans, service members, and their families to improve self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.BeaverVeterans Leadership Program of Western PAVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Participants must be a Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of the household, or the spouse of the head of the household, is a veteran; household income can't exceed 50% of annual median income; participants must meet one of the following categories: residing in permanent housing, homeless and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing in 90 days, or exited permanent housing within 90 days to seek other housing; possible assistance with rental, utility, child care, transportation, car repairs, etc.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Veterans BenefitsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Victory Housing ProgramServes 15 homeless disabled veterans with dependent children. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council - Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)Provide emergency rental assistance with either the first month's rent or a security deposit OR the funds to remain in current living situation. Serves as an assessment center for intake into the Western PA continuum of care for housing services.WarrenWarren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity CouncilWarren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council

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