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Lebanon County rent and housing assistance.

Many different housing assistance programs are available in Lebanon County. There are emergency funds for paying rental costs, bridge or transitional housing, shelters, and referrals among other services. Almost all of the local resources will offer some form of financial help to pay security or utility deposits, rent, or other homeless prevention services.

-Shelters are available, but they may focus on ex-prisoners, the short term homeless, or veterans.
-Government grants from Human Services are used to stop evictions, and the funds can pay rent, heating costs, or a mortgage.
-Rapid rehousing and transitional housing will be used to provide a pathway to permanent housing.
-Referrals are always available to other agencies in Lebanon County Pennsylvania that may offer loans or one time funds for back rent.

Another solution that often involves a lottery and/or waiting list is the section 8 HUD voucher program. The state and federal government will use money to pay a portion of rent based on the families income. The rental vouchers are also combined with extensive case management, including FSS – Family Self-Sufficiency. More information on all these options are below.

DHS - Human Services of Lebanon County
Address is 625 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, PA, 17042-0870
Main phone – 717-270-3600
Eviction and foreclosure prevention, including rent help, is available from the Emergency Shelter Allowance. Grants, counseling, legal aid, and more is used to stop homelessness. ESA may pay for back rent, mortgages, moving costs, or even a security deposit due for a new apartment.

Lebanon County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP)
Address is 503 Oak Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042
Telephone number is 717-273-9328
Programs include rental assistance, shelter, temporary housing, child care, and more. The non-profit is involved in many housing, employment, and rent programs for the working poor. Other clients include the underemployed or elderly with a source of income.





Christian Ministries
Location is 250 South 7th Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 17042
A church that offers gas, heating and utility bill help. There may also be emergency rental assistance for families or individuals in a crisis.

Salvation Army Social Services
1031 Guilford Street
Lebanon, PA, 17046
Dial 717-273-2566
Financial aid may help with housing costs, including rent or energy bills. There are also free furniture vouchers, mortgage programs, clothes, and more in addition to the rental assistance.

Lebanon Legal Services
513 Chestnut Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17042
Main phone - 800-326-4958
Pro-bono, free legal aid help with housing. They help low income households with eviction advice, applications to section 8 rent programs or SSDI/Supplemental Security Income, welfare, and much more.

Lebanon County Housing Authority
1012 Brock Drive, Lebanon, PA
Phone: 717-273-1639
Applications are processed for the HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. A lottery is in place as well as a waiting list.




Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging
Location is 710 Maple Street
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17046
Only senior citizens can use the non-profit. Information and Referral is given for housing programs,  in-home services, adult day-care, and even LIHEAP – rent programs.

Transitional Housing and Shelters in Lebanon County

F.O.R.E./Female Opportunities in Re-Entry program helps women leaving jail or prison. They offer financial help to pay rent or deposits on transitional housing, job search, rehab, and more. Location is 503 Oak Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042, or dial 717-273-9328.

Jubilee Ministries and the HOPES Resource Center can be called at 717-274-7528. Address is 12 North 9th Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 17042. There is a day center for the homeless with computer classes, phone, laundry, and other social services.


By Jon McNamara











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