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Rental assistance in Franklin County Pennsylvania.

Rent payment rent help is provided by the Franklin County government, charities, churches and social services. The organizations work together to stop homelessness and well as rehouse anyone that needs a place to live. The financial assistance may money for paying back rent, free legal aid for tenants, section 8 housing, security deposit assistance, and much more. Get help with rent near you in Franklin County PA and Chambersburg.

Most of the resources, including ESA grants, are offered out of Chambersburg or Waynesboro Pennsylvania. But other parts of the county also provide support for housing needs. The main programs include:

  • Emergency rent help to stop an eviction from HAP and ESA among others.
  • Attorneys offer eviction defense services, mediation, and resolve landlord – tenant disputes.
  • The disabled, single moms in Franlin County and seniors may get help from PATH housing, which arranges shelter, rent assistance, advice, low income apartments, and much more.
  • Homeless prevention and rapid rehousing from Emergency Solution grants or the Franklin County HAP program. This also includes information on luxury apartments that take section 8 for payment.

Much more may be arranged too. All support, whether loans, rent help, or anything, is contingent on the applicant’s income, housing status, and other factors.

Places that help with rent or deposits in Franklin County PA

Community Action - Franklin County Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)
533 S Main Street, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201. Phone number is 717-263-5060, and use extension number 321
The focus is on case management, with some grant money for rent. All applicants need to have lived in the county for 6 months. Any funds, whether for security deposits, lease applications fees, or back rent from HAP is only for otherwise stable low-income families that are in a crisis. More on Franklin County PA community action rent grants.




PATH - Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness Housing Program
Location is 425 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA, 17202. Main number is 717-264-5387
One-time housing, security deposit or rent help is for the homeless. Most of the free money is for people with a mental illness, drug abuse, or disability. Applicants need an income from SSI or a job to qualify.

Churches in Franklin County
Multiple faith-based churches partner together to offer shelter, referrals, rent or utility bill help, food, and more. Call (717) 264-6317 or 1-800-409-6455.

Waynesboro Community & Human Services Emergency Financial Assistance
123 Walnut Street, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268. Dial 717-762-6941
This financial aid and homeless prevention program from WCHS helps with housing expenses. Get help for rent, heating bills, or first month’s rental costs for moving. They also process applications for the Dollar Energy Fund.

Second Chance Ministry
Address: 226 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Phone: (202) 803-0035 or Main number is 717-446-0926
Programs include loans or money for paying rent, food, electric bills, moving costs, and more. Look here for private landlords that accept evictions.

Franklin County Migrant & Farm Workers - PathStone
450 Cleveland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA, 17201. Phone number is 717-264-2839
Emergency Food and Shelter is only for farm workers as well as migrants to the region. They can get short term, emergency shelter, mortgage or utility deposit help and more. For those who lease a home, grants from EFS can help with their rent or moving costs.

Maranatha Ministry, Inc. and Rapid Re-Housing
Main office - 195 W Loudon St, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Call 717-261-1708
Self-sufficiency is combed with emergency financial aid. Funds may pay for rental and other costs as part of permanent homes. In addition, security deposits and first months rent assistance is available.





Salvation Army
159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 17201. Phone - 717-264-6169
Various low-income assistance programs are offered, including limited hardship funds for back rent. Or get a free motel voucher tonight in Franklin County, transitional housing, a homeless shelter and more.

Government Help - Emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA) - Franklin
Address is 620 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA, 17201-4205. Main number is 877-289-9177 or (717) 264-6121
Mortgagee, foreclosure, rent, and utility bill help is all offered from ESA grants. In addition, ESA can pay for a motel or hotel room in the county. All the financial aid from Department of Human Services (whether rent, gas bills or mortgage) is aimed at stopping homelessness or rehousing. Or find additional programs for emergency rent assistance.

Franklin County Housing Authority - Family Self-Sufficiency and Home Ownership Program
Location is 436 W Washington St, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Main number is 717-263-4200
Applications for section 8, emergency vouchers, and no-wait list homes are offered. This is only for section 8 housing participants. The goal is to help them buy a home, gain employment, pay down debt, and ensure they do not miss future rent payments. HCV also offers loans for buying a home. Rent payment subsidies, which are hard to get, are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the very low income and families in poverty.

Eastern Pennsylvania Continuum of Care
They provide referrals as part of Community CARES. Address is 206 East Burd Street, Shippensburg PA 17257. Call (717) 249-1009
Get linked to immediate rent help today, homeless shelters, low cost apartments and more. People with an eviction notice, veterans, the homeless and other will get help.

Five Forks Church
Address: 9244 Five Forks Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Call (717) 762-2991
They only help low-income families and single people in Waynesboro and Greencastle with their rent.

Franklin County Legal Services
336 Lincoln Way E # B, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Main number is 717-262-2326
Attorneys give free legal advice, representation, and education to low-income individuals with civil legal problems, including eviction help. They help renters in Franklin County PA get housing assistance, including for financial needs.




Franklin County Area Agency on Aging
600 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA, 17201. Call 717-263-2153
Only for seniors and the disabled. They can get Information and Referrals to housing, rent, programs, state of PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate, and more.


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