Emergency Rental Assistance Program
If you are a renter and need help paying your Pennsylvania American Water bill due to COVID-19, there are programs to assist you. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship and may be at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19. ERAP provides tenants with financial assistance for rental and utility costs.
ERAP programs are administered by each county. To find out more about the program and how to apply in your county, visit Pennsylvania’s Health and Human Service website or find your ERAP county contact below.
Allegheny County – Contact Dollar Energy Fund at 412-431-2800
Armstrong County – Contact Armstrong County Community Action Agency at 800-405-6252 or apply online.
Beaver County – Call 211 for information or apply online.
Berks County – Contact Berks Coalition to End Homelessness at 610-372-7222
Bucks County – Visit Bucks Emergency Rental Assistance to apply online or 888-50-BUCKS
Chester County –Call 211 for more information
Cumberland County – Visit Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to apply online or call 717-249-0789.
Dauphin County – Visit the Dauphin County to apply online or call 211.
Lackawanna County – Visit Lackawanna County Rent Relief to apply online or call 211
Lancaster County – Visit Lancaster County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities to apply online or call 717-590-3101.
Lebanon County – Visit Lebanon County Community Action Partnership to apply online or call 717-273-9328.
Luzerne County – Visit Commission on Economic Opportunity to apply online or call 570-826-0510.
McKean County – Contact the McKean County Redevelopment & Housing Authority at 814-887-5563.
Montgomery County – Call 211 for more information.
Northampton County – Contact Third Street Alliance at 610-438-1763
Pike County – Visit Pike County Human Services to apply online or call 570-296-3434.
Warren County – Contact Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunity Council at 814-726-2400 ext. 104 or apply online.
Washington County – Visit Blueprints to apply online or call 800-846-0871.
York County – Visit York Community Progress Council to apply online or call 717-846-4600.