EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Tioga County has received funding through United States Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide rental and utility assistance to residents who have experienced job loss or a reduction in annual income due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as Landlords that have lost rental income because a renter has experienced job loss or a reduction in income as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
To qualify for the program, applicants must document a reduction in annual income, related to COVID-19, since March 13, 2020; or qualify for unemployment benefits; or incurred significant financial hardship due to COVID-19. Applicant’s income may not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income for Tioga County ($36,350 for an individual up to $68,550 for an eight-person household).
A maximum payment of $607/month for a one-bedroom apartment, up to $1,225/month for a four-bedroom unit, may be paid on behalf of the applicant for a maximum of twelve months of assistance, from March 13, 2020 to current. Payments will be made directly to the landlord or utility companies on behalf of the applicant. Landlords may apply on behalf of their renter.
Applications will be accepted beginning March 8, 2021. Applications should be submitted thru the COMPASS website at www.compass.state.pa.us/
For a printable paper application, please click the link below: www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Documents/ENG-PA%20600%20ERA.pdf You may also request a paper application by calling Tioga County Housing Authority Central office at 570-638-2151.
Completed applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: TBHRA, 112 Dorsett Heights, Mansfield, PA 16933 Attn: Amy Walters. .