The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March, provided $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania and is intended to help people hurt economically during the pandemic. In late May, the General Assembly directed $175 million of these CARES dollars to PHFA to provide assistance for struggling renters and homeowners. The portion for rent assistance is at least $150 million.

The county organizations will began accepting completed applications for rent assistance on July 6 and the funding for renters must be completely distributed by November 30, 2020.


Steps to apply:

  1. Complete the Lessee Household Certification/Renter Application and have your property manager/landlord complete the Landlord Property Certification and the Landlord Application.
  2. Provide proof you have applied for unemployment
  3. Provide proof of income from January 1, 2020 to present
  4. Have your property manager or landlord email the forms to FCCAA or mail to FCCAA CARES Relief at 108 North Beeson Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401
  5. Wait to hear from your county on whether you are approved.