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Rental assistance Luzerne County.

Low-income Luzerne County Pennsylvania families, and tenants who are facing eviction, will receive emergency rental assistance from charities, churches, or the government. Find details on housing assistance programs, including grant money for renters, free motel vouchers, security deposit funds or no-wait list apartments. Get help with rent near you in Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County PA.

Homeless prevention resources as well as emergency financial are all available in the Wilkes-Barre region. There will be free grants, loans, and hardship funds for paying back rent, security deposits, and other housing costs. Free tenant lawyers also help people that are facing eviction, or low-income families or single moms can apply for HUD section 8 vouchers. There are also landlords that take people with past evictions, and look for for second chance housing.

From time to time local charities or churches may be able to distribute cash for paying expenses such as rent, security deposits, energy costs, and moving expenses. However the organizations are also just as likely to help people apply for government assistance, including both federal and state of Pennsylvania housing assistance programs. No matter what, if you are behind on your rent or have received an eviction notice from your landlord or apartment community, help is available in Luzerne County.

Get help with rent for low-income families in Luzerne County

The Luzerne County Office of Community Development works with private companies, landlords and builders in the area. Low-income families, seniors, or the working poor can get referrals to ESG grant money for rent or other programs too. The agency also offers a program known as the Housing Trust Fund, which is a source of funds for building affordable apartments.

As part of this trust, funds are distributed to private companies and builders, who need to commit to offering low income as well as public housing to people with a low-income. So the community development office can help families find a homeless shelter and/or low income housing in Luzerne County. The agency also can help people apply for housing vouchers from Section 8. The address is 54 W Union St, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18711. Call (570) 693-3800.




Luzerne County Community Action (CEO) is a local non-profit, community action that assists with everything from employment to housing for people with bad credit, rent help, loans, ESG grants and more. A major focus is on housing issues, including homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. They also may have federal government grants for paying rent, utilities, or storage - moving expenses. Find more details on Luzerne County Community Action rent assistance.

Luzerne County Office of Human Services administers several public assistance, social services and government benefit programs. There is also the ESA - Emergency shelter Allowance in Luzerne County. For example, they run homeless assistance program. There are also applications to immediate rent assistance for struggling tenants, veterans, and disabled people.

  • Government workers and case managers can help anyone who needs assistance. The staff at the Human Services office refer people to various solutions and financial assistance programs, including for rent payment. The location of this social service office is 111 N Pennsylvania Ave, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 and the agency can be reached at (570) 826-8800.

City of Wilkes Barre Office of Economics & Community is another government agency to call.  They may have information on emergency rent and housing assistance. At one point in time they also received funds from federal government for the community. The locations paid out grant money to clients as part of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.

  • This program offered, among other things, provided money to keep people in their current home, and funds to help the homeless find a new affordable apartment. Cash assistance was used to pay for rent, security deposits, moving expenses, and other housing programs.
  • Temporarily lodging could also be arranged by motel and hotel vouchers. In addition, clients were able to receive advice, referrals, and case management type services from highly trained professionals. This could include services such as credit repair, debt reduction, and budgeting skills.





City of Wilkes Barre programs are only for residents of the city - not the entire county. For more information, dial (570) 208-4132. The phone number is 40 E Market St # 32, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.

North Penn Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low income tenants and the elderly. One program will be on housing court representation to help tenants who are served a pay or quit notice. Free lawyers, their staff and others help the low-income who are behind on their rent, bills, or debts. North Penn Legal Services is at 33 N Main St, Pittston, PA 18640. Call (570) 299-4100.

Wilkes Barre Supportive housing
163 Amber Lane, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702. Call (570) 824-4803
This government affiliated agency help formerly homeless people (or families) and those with special needs, such as a disability or mental illness. There will be funds for first months or last months rent, transitional housing, income based homes and more.

Catholic Charities and St. Vincent are part of Catholic Social Services. They offer homeless shelters, referrals to rent assistance, permanent supportive housing and more in Luzerne County. Everything from financial to temporary housing, help applying to hardship fund for back rent and more. The addresses for SVDP is 39 E Jackson St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 (dial (570) 829-7796) and Catholic Social Services is at Address: 33 E Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Call (570) 822-7118, or get details on Saint Vincent assistance in Luzerne County.

There are a few Housing Authorities in the Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County region. They are run at the local town or city level, however the government provides money to them. These organizations offer programs such as section 8 housing vouchers, low income loans for home repairs, foreclosure counseling, no-wait list apartments and public housing. The vouchers act as subsidies that help the very low income pay their rent. The primary locations are below.

  • Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton located at 320 W Mine St, Hazleton, PA 18201 Phone 570.455.9503.
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittston. This center is at 500 Kennedy Blvd, Pittston 18640. Call 570.655.3707. Other offices include:
  • Nanticoke Housing Authority is at 1 E Green St, Nanticoke, PA 18634. Call (570) 735-1110
  • Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority, 50 Lincoln St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, dial 570.825.6657




If those housing authority locations can’t meet your needs, no matter where you live in the region, regardless of your city or town, then you can stop by or call Luzerne County Housing Authority, 250 First Ave, Kingston Pennsylvania or dial 570.287.9661. This location can help people in every town, village, and community across the county.


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