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Rent help in Monroe County Pennsylvania.

Both tenants facing eviction and the homeless can receive either help with their rent or short term housing. Monroe County based agencies in the private sector as well as public entities work to assist the less fortunate in a crisis. Everything from grants for paying back rent or security deposits is combined with counseling, legal aid, and guidance.

There are a few housing services in the general Stroudsburg Pennsylvania area. Each agency administers their own type of assistance, but resources are always limited. They include the following:

-Homeless families can be placed into emergency shelter or enroll into transitional housing programs.
-Emergency grants from the federal government may pay rent or other housing related costs, including heating bills, to stop an eviction.
-Legal aid in Monroe County can also be available to tenants as well as women including victims of domestic violence.
-Other housing assistance ranges from Section 8 vouchers for paying rent on income based apartments, money to move or pay a deposit, and referrals.

Monroe County Assistance Office - DHS
Business Route 209 South at Tanite Road
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360-0232
Dial 877-905-1495
Welfare includes the Emergency Shelter Allowance, or ESA. Grants assist with paying rental costs, mortgages, and more. The county will also help stabilize the housing situation, or support people in their quest for affordable long term housing.

Salvation Army of Monroe County Pennsylvania
Programs includes emergency shelter, food for single moms, furniture, and possible one time rent help. They assist  disadvantaged families and individuals, with a focus on seniors and homes with children including single moms.

  • East Stroudsburg at 226 East Washington street, dial 570-421-3050.
  • Sunbury center is at 40 South 4th street. Phone – 570-286-4131.





Family Promise of Monroe County
Location : 1274 PA-611
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone number is (570) 420-8589
A shelter and social services is for homeless individuals and families. They offer meals, referrals to public housing or rent deposit programs in partnership with social service agencies and other aid.

Catholic Social Services Of Scranton
724 Phillips Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Main Phone number is 570-517-0892
Multiply housing and other resources are coordinated in Monroe County Pennsylvania. Shelters, permanent or transitional housing, emergency loans to assist with living costs or rent, and other help is offered by the church.

Pocono Area Transitional Housing
Address: 7 N 9th St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone number is (570) 476-1828
Transitional housing program for working poor families as well as the disabled facing housing crisis or an eviction.

Women's Resources Of Monroe County Hotline: 1-866-421-4200
Women can get counseling, placement into emergency shelter, legal aid, and other services.




Oxford House for Men
There is a shelter/housing for men recovering from substance abuse. Stroudsburg based, dial 610-927-5900.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley – Dial 610.691.5620 for referrals to low income programs, case management, loans, and referrals.

Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network
Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Main Phone – 570-992-3136

Monroe County - North legal aid
10 N 10th St
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone number is (570) 424-5338
Attorneys will help with housing needs, stopping evictions, and offer guidance on apply for benefits such as section 8 or other emergency rental assistance programs.

Monroe County Housing Authority
1055 W Main St
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone:(570) 421-7770
Public housing as well as section 8 HUD vouchers are available. Government money helps pay for decent, safe, and secure rental housing or apartments. The agency assists low-income families, the disabled or elderly.





Shelter Plus
1055 W. Main Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
Telephone number is 570-421-7770
Grants can help the disabled only. Rent, security deposits or utility bills, and other costs can be paid.


By Jon McNamara

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