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Rental assistance in Montgomery County Pennsylvania.

Montgomery County Pennsylvania is supported by a number of non-profit organizations, churches, and emergency assistance programs that are focused on housing and rent concerns. The county works pro-actively to reduce or prevent evictions, as once someone is homeless the remedies are much more expensive for both the tenant and the government.

Many of the rental assistance programs serve as a last resort, and will only help individuals who can be self-sufficient in the mid to long term. In other words, the assistance is only short term, and these are not never ending charity programs. In order to get help with rent or a security deposit, Montgomery County recipients that receive these funds are usually faced with some type of unexpected emergency or crisis. Examples may be a job loss, unexpected medical bills, or family issue like a divorce or domestic violence, and resulting loss of income.

There are always conditions that need to be met too, and funding is limited. Call for additional information and case management type services.

Montgomery County Housing Authority – The government organization runs the Section 8 Housing Voucher (Subsidy) Program for very low income families. Also provides ongoing self-sufficiency, case management and transitional programs. The Federal Government rental subsidies and vouchers can be used as a form of rental assistance. One component can even help first time homebuyers. Address is 1875 New Hope Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401, Call (610) 275-5720

Montgomery County Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities formerly MH/MR/D&A (Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Drug & Alcohol), Court House, PO Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404, Phone: (610) 278-3642. This Montgomery County funded program can help the disabled with a number of needs, including rental assistance and one-on-one counseling as well as mediation on landlord/tenant issues.

Open Line coordinates basic financial aid, including for housing or utilities. The non-profit may be able to refer qualified tenants, including single moms or the disabled, to public assistance, SNAP, and emergency rental assistance as well. Call 215-679-4112, or the address is 452 Penn Street, Pennsburg, PA, 18073.

Community Housing Services – Runs a First Time Homebuyers Program, Self-sufficiency Programs, and Transitional Housing. Emergency services administered include furniture, household items, transitional shelter and housing for men, women and children, and limited rental assistance.  617 West Main Street, Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446, phone (215) 362-5250




Eldernet - For Lower Merion Pennsylvania residents only, may provide some assistance for emergencies. The focus of any loans for housing or rent expenses is on senior citizens. 9 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010, (610) 525-0706

Indian Valley Housing - Provides supportive services and housing assistance for families and individuals.
Address is 201 Main Street
Souderton, PA 18964
Dial (215) 723-8750 or call (215) 723-5430

Interfaith of Ambler - Provides casework services and shelter to those in housing crisis situation. Stop by 31 S. Spring Garden Street, Ambler, PA 19002, or dial (215) 628-2334

Nehemiah's Way - Victims of domestic violence can access housing counseling, support and transitional housing for. When ready to move into a low income apartments, referrals may be available for rental or utility deposits as well as other support. 217 E. Montgomery Avenue, North Wales, PA 19454, phone (215) 699-8830

Project Outreach - Some housing and rent assistance may be available in Royersford area. Location is 410 Washington Street, Royersford, PA 19468, (610) 948-5111

Project SHARE
Address is 538 DeKalb Street
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
Main phone number (610) 272-7997
Individuals with mental issues can access housing counseling.





Willow Grove Community Development Corp. – Resources include affordable first - time homebuyer assistance and programs, counseling, and housing assistance. Phone (215) 657-3340

Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line
1449 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: (610) 277-0977, Fax: (610) 277-9263
A 90 day shelter program for families is offered in partnership with local churches. Other services include job placement assistance, furniture and social services.

CADCOM - Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission
113 East Main Street
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
Phone:   (610) 277-6363
Federal government, state of Pennsylvania and local funds are all part of this organization. Any grants from the organization go towards rental assistance, emergency housing, landlord-tenant counseling, foreclosure and mortgage counseling. There is also first time home buyers assistance.

Colonial Neighborhood Council
107 East 4th Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Telephone: (610) 828-6595

Family Services/PROJECT HOPE
Office address - 3125 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
Phone:  (610) 630-2111
Limited funds for rent. Family needs assessment is also offered in Montgomery County.

Department of Public Welfare, Montgomery County Assistance Office
There are two offices. One is 1950 Calamia Drive, Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401, call (610) 270-3500 and the second office is at 19 North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, dial (610) 327-5666. Cash Assistance and other public aid can be referred to out of this office. They also offer emergency funds for back rent to stop evictions, and are involved in transitional housing.

Hedwig House Inc.
Main address - 904 DeKalb Street
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
Phone: (610) 279-4400

Housing support is offered for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Inc.
301 West Spring Street
Boyertown, PA 19512-1027
Phone: (610) 367-6957





Catholic Social Services
Main address is 353 East Johnson Highway
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: (610) 279-7372
Emergency services include Landlord/Tenant counseling, mortgage assistance, weatherization, and more. A charity that offers multiple services, including even no interest loans.

Church on The Mall/Interfaith Care/CADCOM
Plymouth Meeting Mall
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: (610) 828-0828
The charity offers referrals.

Cluster Outreach Center
57 N. Franklin Street
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464
Phone: (610) 970-5995
This center can be contacted as a last resort, when someone has no other options. All funds are limited. Get a voucher for a hotel or motel (up to a one night stay), other emergency assistance can be provided too, such as rental assistance, security deposits, and other help.

Colonial Neighborhood Council
107 East 4th Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: (610) 828-6595

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance (formerly known as Inter-Faith of Ambler)
31 South Spring Garden Street, PO Box 141
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
Phone: (215) 628-2334
Emergency Services: (215) 646-0120
Private donations and funding keeps this non-profit running. Money comes from Religious Community individuals, Foundations, Corporations, and local fund raisers. Offers shelter, transitional housing, and section 8 apartments/homes. They can provide referrals to eviction prevention and emergency rental programs. Read more on emergency rent assistance programs.

Laurel House
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone number 1-800-642-3150
Victims of domestic violence may benefit. Emergency shelter, housing, budget/credit counseling and home maintenance are all provided.

Manna on Main Street (Interfaith Community Service)
514 West Main Street
Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
Phone: (215) 855-5454

Missionaries of Charity
Main address 630 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Call for information on housing and/or rent help. The non-profit’s number is (610) 272-8248.

Montgomery County office of Aging & Adult Services, Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Dial (610) 278-3601
Several offices operate around Montgomery County. Both low income adults and the families of disabled or aging adults can tap into the government funds from this agency. Transitional housing, electric bill help, and mortgage and rent assistance is all provided from the government funded Housing Assistance Program, or HAP.

North Penn Interagency Consortium
Main office 306 Madison Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone number to dial for advice is (215) 362-8422
Refer people to public and cash assistance, local churches and charities, and non-profits.

Pennsylvania Low Income Housing Coalition
Location is 2 South Easton Road
Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038
Main phone: (215) 576-7044
Provides potential homeowners and renters with information and statewide advocacy.

Patrician Society of Central Norristown
121 East Chestnut Street
Norristown, PA 19401-3905
Phone: (610) 272-6316







Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities - Housing Resource Center
57 North Franklin Street
Pottstown, PA, 19464
Telephone - 610-970-5995
The location will help clients locate an affordable apartment. Some subsidy arranges may be offered for paying a portion of rent or move in costs too, such as a deposit.

Eviction and homeless prevention in Montgomery County
Whether someone is homeless in Montgomery County and needs to be rehoused, or they are facing an eviction, everything from free landlord/tenant mediation to emergency money for a portion of rent may be available. There are also shelter services, case management, and transitional type housing for people, including veterans and senior citizens. For referrals or information on rent help, dial 1-866-964-7922, or more homeless prevention services Montgomery County.

Spring-Ford Project Outreach
Address is 410 Washington Street
Royersford, PA, 19468
Phone: 610-948-5111
Rent assistance is only for qualified Spring City and Royersford residents, specifically the 19468 and 19475 zipcodes. There may be grants for the working poor, underprivileged, and needy. Deposit, rent, and housing programs are combined with  outreach, advice, and support.

Legal Aid of Montgomery Pennsylvania
Law firm address - 625 Swede St, Norristown, PA 19401
Very low income families and seniors can get free advice on housing needs. Attorneys offer support on evictions, landlord disputes, and tips on accessing deposits or public housing.

The Salvation Army of Pottstown Pennsylvania, which is located at 137 King Street, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464, and can be reached at (610) 326-1621, offers support services, including shelter, financial assistance for housing and rent, soup kitchen, and more.

Bridge Of Hope Buxmont is focused on ending homelessness for single parents. They will refer parents to case management and social services, and try to help people find both short and long term housing, self-sufficiency, and stability.


By Jon McNamara

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