Homelessness Prevention Programs

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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
    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
    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 - 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    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
    YWCA Northcentral PA-Liberty OptionsDomestic Violence shelter for Women and children in Lycoming county. Also serves homeless individuals as a result domestic violence or abusive situations.LycomingYWCA Northcentral PennsylvaniaYWCA

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