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Rental assistance in Bucks County Pennsylvania.

Charity agencies, churches and the government will provide rent payment help in Bucks County PA. Low-income families, seniors and single moms will get grant money or hardship funds. There is financial help for back rent, security deposits as well as section 8 homes or apartments. Find rental assistance near you in Bucks County PA.

All housing assistance is limited. Some tenants will get a free lawyer to stop an eviction and others provided direct funds for paying rental expenses. Learn about how to get one time emergency cash grants as well as financial assistance for preventing homeless or even free vouchers, including for a motel or section 8 house. There are also funds that help with paying rent, utility bills (that if unpaid result in homelessness) or security deposits.

A focus is on seniors, disabled or low-income families in Bucks County who are in a financial hardship. They will often give emergency rent assistance to people who have been served an eviction notice or those who may need funds to pay a security deposit. There are also loans, attorneys for free legal support or charities for advice or applications. The following are just some of the places to call, or look here for other free rent payment help.

Agencies that help with rent in Bucks County

Doylestown Area FISH is a non-profit that provides qualified individuals with emergency homeless shelter, limited amounts of cash for rent assistance, and other aid such as electric bill help. Note that residents of the Central Bucks School District are the only people that Doylestown Area FISH may be able to support. Call 215-348-7172. The main address is 8 Atkinson Dr, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Bucks County Housing Link has information on, and referrals too, homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. Tenants (as well as homeless people) can apply for financial help for rental expenses, including grants or no interest loans or a free motel voucher in Bensalem. There may be hardship funds to help with paying back rent, security deposits and related expenses as well as no-wait list housing for single moms or seniors. Get assistance from the Bucks County Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Call 1-800-810-4434.

The County Opportunity Council, Bucks Administration Office will offer qualified low-income or unemployed families and individuals information on emergency rent assistance programs in the community. They also run a shelter program for the homeless and people on the verge of eviction. The non-profit will also partner with local churches and charities in other ways.




Rental Assistance may be offered for current residents. These individuals may receive funds for move-in money and security deposits to get into permanent homes or apartments. Or money may be provided to those who are facing an eviction, and they can access funding to prevent homelessness.

  • Another service is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS). This is provided in collaboration with the Bucks County Pennsylvania Housing Authority, and it was created for clients who have received and/or use a section 8 certificate. The primary objective of the FSS program is to increase a client’s income through employment and increased skills to be able to get off of subsidized housing. Continue with Family Self Sufficiency from section 8.
  • Also, the Emergency Shelter Assistance Program is run in partnership through local County Assistance Offices (CAO), and this service is administrated for Bucks County through this office. Contact them for full details on the program.

Call (215) 345-8175 to reach the Bucks County Opportunity Council. This is the local community action agency that is involved in grant and other housing programs. The address is 100 Doyle St, Doylestown, PA 18901. More on Bucks County Opportunity Council programs.

Bucks County Veterans (or their families) can try VMC. The program is known as SSVF. There is financial help for rent, case management, government benefits, and other support. The agency will also coordinate transportation as well as computer and other skills or help veterans pay storage or moving costs. As any rent or housing programs for veterans require stability.

  • The office is at 797 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335. Call 610-384-8387
  • 136 C Mill Road, Quakertown, PA 18951. Call (215) 536-0353
  • 539 Jacksonville Road, Warminster, PA 18974. Dial (378) 557-1000

Pathstone covers rental or housing needs of migrant and farm workers in Bucks County. The non-profit also many financial assistance programs, including loans for rent, utility help, mortgage assistance and more. There may also be free furniture and household goods. Applicants need to be in the rural community, and call (610) 925-5600.





Housing Authority of Bucks County runs the Section 8 HCVP program. It is the income based, rent subsidized housing units. They also manage their own homes and apartments for lease. Very low income families with an income can often apply to section 8, when the wait list is open. There are multiple locations, with emergency section 8 also available in Bucks County.

  • 240 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA 19054. Call 215.945.6110
  • Doylestown, PA 18901. Dial 215.348.9469

The Salvation Army Levittown Community Worship Center is a leading non-profit charity organization to call. Various social services are provided that can help people with rent and mortgage payments, when funds are available. Only a small amount may be paid out, and criteria are strict, and oftentimes the funds will run out. Social workers can almost always offer referrals to government housing programs, like section 8, and other Pennsylvania resources that offer immediate rental assistance to low income families and the elderly, among others. Dial 215-945-0717, or the location is 215 Appletree Dr, Levittown, PA 19055.

GPCA (Diversified Community Services) is based in Philadelphia, but also services the Bucks County region. The non-profit can direct people to financial assistance programs and government resources, all with the goal of preventing homelessness. Call 215.336.3511.

Bridge of Hope BuxMont only helps single mothers. The charity helps single moms who are threatened with eviction or that are homeless. There is information on permanent housing, rent or security deposit assistance and other support. Call (267) 932-8368, or locate other housing programs for single mothers.

Neighborhood Outreach Foundation can offer help with partial rent payments and financial assistance to residents within the Council Rock School District community. Only people in that district can dial 215-416-7100.

ESA is a government funded homeless prevention program. It can help with rent, mortgage payments, and rehousing. Families as well as seniors or single moms can apply for money for paying rental arrears or other housing costs, and legal help is also available. Find details on homeless prevention in Bucks County.

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) Bucks County helps tenants facing eviction. They also assist with applications to benefits, low-income housing programs, and rent subsidized homes. They also address housing discrimination and landlord-tenant mediation. Location is 1230 Veterans Highway, Bristol. PA 19007. Phone: 215-781-1111, or a free lawyer hotline is at 877-429-5994. The non-profit has attorneys on staff that can offer eviction help. They also deal with other housing issues faced by low income families and seniors.

Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection helps with legal issues involving landlords, property owners and tenants. They also deal with mobile home lot rules and regulation or disputes over security deposits. The location is 1260 Almshouse Rd 4th floor, Doylestown, PA 18901. Phone: (215) 348-6060

Bucks County Assistance Office: Department of Public Welfare, based at 1214 Veterans Hwy, Bristol, PA 19007, offers emergency rental assistance if a tenant has a pay or quit notice. The government agency also arranges landlord mediation, can refer clients to transitional housing, and tries to offer money for security deposits as well. Some low income tenants may be issued short term loans for any rent arrears or other bills. The phone number is 215-781-3300.

Catholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania and Bucks County offers emergency assistance, with a focus on single moms, women facing DV, migrants and the elderly. There will be limited money including for rent or safe housing, referrals, low cost legal aid and other services. Call (267) 331-2490





Department of Housing and Community Development of Bucks County helps encourage affordable housing in the community. They work with landlords, property developers and tenants to address their needs. The non-profit can be contacted at 215-345-3845.

Keystone Opportunity Center, which can be reached at 215-723-5430, offers advice, referrals, and general support for those who are faced with an eviction. Clients can learn about everything from government grants for back rent to mediation with attorneys or emergency temporary housing in Bucks County.


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