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Assistance programs Snyder County.

Get rent help, grants for bills, and other aid

If you are in need of help, there are some resources and services that you can look into. For example, the federal government, will in most years give grant money as part of ESG to help stop evictions and prevent homelessness in Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

The financial aid is coming in the form of the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. The Union-Snyder Community Action Agency will administer the program and distribute the funds. When those funds run out, the agency may have information on other housing programs for qualified families.

The Community Action Agency Director has stated that the money will be given to individuals and families  who are likely to succeed quickly at getting back on their feet. It is not meant to be a long term charity type program. What the goal is, is the funds are intended to stabilize families, and stabilize the local housing systems Renters and households that are in need of rental assistance may qualify for help with paying rent and/or paying their security deposit.

Grants for utility and heating bills

This is another service that is available to qualified applicants. The Union-Snyder community action agency also provides assistance and grants to households that need help paying a utility bill, such as a heating, electric, or gas bill, or they can also help with fuel assistance and heating oil. See their phone number above.

They can also refer people to other programs. In addition, the agency coordinates with PPL's and UGI Penn Natural Gas Customer Assistance Programs. These special assistance programs offer those customers, if they have limited income, a reduced monthly payment on their energy bill that will be based on their household income, family size, and monthly electric usage. Weatherization and the federal government LIHEAP grant programs are also available in Snyder County Pennsylvania.

In addition to those resources above, one other benefit of the Customer Assistance Program is that it also customers provides a chance to erase debt owed to the utility companies if they had previously fallen behind. This program can be combined with credit counseling services, financial literacy classes, and other similar services. Find other ways to get help, including access to credit card debt hardship programs.





Money for car repairs and transportation assistance in Snyder County

The so called self-sufficiency Transportation Employment Program is a project of Union - Snyder CAA. It can provide many forms of transportation assistance, including help with the purchase of a car (such as low interest loans), help with paying for car repairs and insurance, and access to programs such as Ways to Work.

Food aid

They run a food pantry that provide local residents with free food and other household supplies. One pantry is located in Selinsgrove, and another is in Beaver Springs. The agency can also help people apply for government food benefits such as SNAP,

Social services

The non-profit can help the needy in other capacities. They have referrals, information on government grants, transportation, and child care assistance. The bottom line is that the non-profit is will and able to assist the less fortunate. More Union-Snyder Community Action Agency programs.

Contact the Union-Synder Office of Human Resources at (570) 374-8938 to learn more about these or other assistance programs.

Additional resources

Medical care is provided by the regional Susquehanna River Valley Dental and Health Clinic. The location may be able to offer the low income and uninsured in Middleburg with assistance. Not only can they offer affordable dental care, but they will often have referrals to other local providers for things like medications, law work, and family check ups. Dial (570) 286-7500 for information.

By Jon McNamara











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