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Rental assistance York County Pennsylvania.

Find rental assistance programs in York County Pennsylvania. A number of churches, government agencies and charities help the low income and homeless. Get grants or loans, access to low income housing, emergency rent or security deposit assistance, shelter, section 8 vouchers, and housing services in York PA.

While some of the program have limited funding, or may have strict income criteria that need to be met, it is always encouraged that anyone facing homeless or eviction from their home or apartment ask for help. A number of emergency as well as long term rental assistance programs operate. There are also attorneys that provide free legal aid to renters, affordable or shared housing and income based section 8 homes.

Even after applying, and if you do not qualify for rent help, the York Pennsylvania organizations can often refer families or individuals to other local non-profits, charities or government housing programs. The point being is that organizations around the region want to try to prevent evictions and homelessness.

Community Progress Council, Inc., based in York Pennsylvania, runs the the Rental Assistance Program. This is a service that receives funding and partners with the state and federal government Homeless Assistance Program (HAP). This Rental Assistance Program may be able to assist individuals and families who meet income guidelines and who are also currently homeless.

Some funds may be provided for security deposit and other costs. Support may also be available for those who are facing eviction and are near homeless. Location is 226 E College Ave, York, Pennsylvania 17401, phone (717) 846-4600 or (717) 771-5110, or find other Community Progress assistance programs.

Hanover Community Progress Council Inc. - Can offer emergency assistance for paying for rent, housing, and fuel. They also partner with and can direct people to other assistance programs in the Hanover Pennsylvania region. Community Progress Council - Hanover Office is part of the network too. The address is 135 Baltimore St, Hanover, PA 17331. Residents of the region can dial (717) 846-4600

York Salvation Army is a non-profit organization that provides for the basic survival needs of low income, unemployed and struggling residents. Access low income housing, shelter, thrift store, and emergency rental assistance. 50 E. King St., York, Pennsylvania 17401, phone number 717-848-2364.




Housing Authority - Council of York Inc. - Call this agency and speak to a counselor for information on emergency or long term section 8 HUD vouchers. There is also crisis intervention, advocacy, and referrals. Learn how to get information on programs to prevent homelessness and help people find stable, low cost, yet safe housing. The address of the Housing Authority of the City of York is based at 31 S. Broad St. York, Pennsylvania 17403. Call (717) 845-2601

York Department of Community Development. Call them for information on the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program grants as well as housing advocacy services. It was created from federal government stimulus funds, and money and grants can help pay for things like moving costs, security deposits and first month’s rent.

There may also be some financial aid for ongoing monthly rent or referrals to agencies that do this. If someone is homeless and needs shelter, both hotel and motel vouchers can be distributed. The location is 1 W Market St, York, PA 17401, or dial (717) 849-2264

New Hope Ministries, Inc. has two locations around York County Pennsylvania. The non-profit charity organization provides crisis services including housing, heating assistance, and emergency rental aid. There are two offices, and the phone numbers are Dover Center 717-292-3441 (62 N Main St, Dover, Pennsylvania 17315) as well as Dillsburg Center at 717-432-3053, or 99 W Church St, Dillsburg, PA 17019.

Bell Socialization Services is a social empowerment charity. Many programs around housing assistance are offered, including referrals to rent help, shelter, and transitional housing. They cover the surrounding area. Office is 160 South George Street, York, PA 17401-1408. Call (717) 848.5767 .Low income housing grants for rent, budgeting, lease review, and other assistance is arranged too.

York Helping Hands provides support services, with a major focus on veterans. The location is 412 West King St., York, Pennsylvania 17401. Get free government grant money for rent, mortgages, or utilities from SSVF. There is a center for showers or meals, job programs, bus fair, appliances for veterans and more. Financial help for housing or back rent is combined with social services. Call (717) 495-2924.





Trinity United Church of Christ can provide emergency mortgage or rent assistance. Some clients may be issued a loan for these expenses. Call 717-848-1775 for information. The faith based charity is at 32 W Market St, York, PA 17401.

York County Assistance Office receives federal funds from Emergency Shelter Allowance, or ESA. This may include government grants to pay rent. The homeless may qualify for security deposit assistance. There are also short and long term low income housing units, shelters or apartments. The government housing programs are run from 130 N. Duke Street, York, PA, 17405-7041, or dial 800-991-0929.

Southern Community Services of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania runs a number of services, including LIHEAP and referrals to rental assistance. Case management is offered too. Address is 100 Constitution Ave, Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania 17361. Phone: (717) 235-0446.

MidPenn Legal Services can offer free legal aid or representation from attorneys. They can help prevent evictions, advise on unsafe housing, and offer other support. The office is at 29 North Queen Street, York, PA, 17403. Phone - 717-848-3605.

York County Planning Commission, Housing and Community Development Division – This is another non-profit that also provides various housing programs or referrals to them. There is also information on DV shelters, free motel vouchers and more. There may also be applications to grant programs for rental arrears, LIHEP and more. Call  (717) 771-9870.

The statewide Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program is offered for renters, veterans, and single mothers among others. This is one of the counties main resources to use for stopping evictions or finding a new apartment for the homeless. There are agencies that provide federal grant money for rental arrears or energy bills.

The service can also distribute motel vouchers or provide funds for security deposits or arrange free legal consultations for renters. So many homeless prevention services are available from the Community Department that go above and beyond just paying rent. More on York County eviction and rehousing.

Department of Human Services operates many programs, ranging from cash aid, TANF to emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA). There is housing placement, immediate grant money to stop evictions or foreclosures, and short term housing solutions, including vouchers for a motel or free hotel. Financial assistance is offered from 100 West Market Street, York, PA 17401. For rental assistance, dial (717) 771-9347. Another DHS office is at 130 North Duke Street, York, PA 17405. Call (800) 692-7462





Catholic Charities - Provides referrals and professional counseling services to anyone in the community, regardless of religion, age, race, or financial circumstances. From time to time there may be limited financial assistance, or zero percent interest loans, to help pay rent and or housing expenses. Or get free furniture or access to transitional housing. The York Counseling Office is at  253 E. Market St., York, Pennsylvania 17403. Phone number - 717-845-2696.

Short term, immediate housing and homeless shelters are offered too. They can be for families (or single moms) with children, substance abusers, veterans and others. Some may offer rehousing services too, including storage, moving, or deposit help. Options include.

  • Lifepath Christian Ministries, 367 West Market Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401. Phone - (717) 845-7662
  • Bell Family Shelter is another charity at 852 East Market Street, York, PA 17403. Dial (717) 845-9536
  • Changing Lives Shelter address is 136 Carlisle Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331. Phone - (717) 633-6353

While not offering direct financial assistance on their own, the United Way of York County partners with almost 40 non-profits, charities, and other organizations across the region. The United Way of York helps low income and struggling people in need in the community. The non-profit works to prevent problems, including homelessness and evictions, from occurring in the first place. Two locations are in the county, including Hanover Office (21 Baltimore Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania  17331, Phone 717.632.8047) as well as York Office (800 East King Street, York, PA 17403, Phone 717.843.0957)


By Jon McNamara

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