Rent help in Delaware County Pennsylvania

Several agencies work with Delaware County residents who may be facing eviction. The organizations coordinate a wide variety of rental assistance programs and services to qualified low income families and individuals including case management, housing assistance, emergency shelter, and short term transitional housing.

Most of the programs are focused on those who are faced with a crisis, such as a job loss, medical emergency, illness, or a sudden reduction in income. Applicants will also need to usually have an eviction notice and meet pre-defined low income standards and guidelines that are established by the Delaware County organizations.

The Delaware County Community Action Agency has a few offices around the county. The phone numbers of them are as follows. The Darby Office phone number is 610-583-9133, Chester can be reached at 610-874-8451 and the Media location can be contacted at 610-891-5101. Among services offered include employment/life skills training, housing, emergency shelter, and information on programs and resources that can help pay rent, security deposits, or help people avoid an eviction. Your local community action agency, no matter where you live, is always one of the best places to contact for financial assistance and support.

Domestic Abuse Project - Victims of domestic violence can access tenant-based transitional housing. Dial 610-565-6272, or a hotline that is open 24 hours can be called at 610-565-4590.

Office of Adult Services – Senior citizens and the elderly may be able to use this agency. The non-profit, which can be reached at 610-713-2115, provides and also coordinates a wide variety of services, including housing, to eligible families and individuals. Resources include case management, rent assistance, eviction prevention, emergency shelter, transitional housing.

Chester Pennsylvania Salvation Army. Dial 610-874-4266. Offers shelter, food, housing, and more.





AIDS Housing Program – Offers permanent housing for persons with HIV/AIDS. Dial Family & Community Service at 610-566-7540 or AIDS Care Group 610- 872-9101 for more information.

Catholic Social Services – Runs the Homeless Housing Resource Coordination program, provides counseling, and much more. Address is 130 E. 7th St., Chester, Pennsylvania 610-876-7101.

The non-profit Connect to Permanency offers Tenant-Based Transitional Housing for single adults. Applicants will need to have some sort of substance abuse disabilities or mental health issue. Stop by or dial 7200 Chestnut Street, Upper Darby, call 267-507-3970

Delaware County Housing Authority is located at 1855 Constitution Ave., Woodlyn Pennsylvania. Call 610-876-2521. Services available or referred to can include home repairs, housing vouchers, public assistance, and many other housing assistance programs and resources.

Family and Community Services is another option for homeless households in Delaware County. Services focus on persons with Mental Health or Substance Abuse. Telephone 610-566-7540

Additional options for the homeless include Holcomb Behavioral Health (610-352-8943), Horizon House, and Path Housing (610-328-1306)

A residential program for single pregnant women is offered by a charity known as Mothers Home. 51 N. MacDade Blvd., Darby, phone 610-583-4663. Receive case management and lodging from this charity organization.





Ralph Moses House provides single homeless men with access to transitional Housing and other facilities. Address is 2500 W. 10th Street, Chester, PA phone 610-859-3806

Office of Housing and Community Development, which is located in Media and can be reached at (610) 891-5425, offers homeless prevention as part of government grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Upper Darby Office of Community Development is another government office to call for help in dealing with housing issues. Dial (610) 734-7613. They may offer some information on eviction and homeless prevention, emergency rent, moving costs, and longer term self-sufficiency. Chester Economic Development Authority ((610) 447-7850) offers similar services and support.

Delaware County Department of Human Resources Homeless Services Coordinator administers homeless and rent assistance for the low income, unemployed, and those in a crisis. Dial (610) 713-2306. Call for information and applications.





By Jon McNamara

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