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Housing Specialist

Contact Information

220 Main Street, Unit 1

Towanda, PA  18848

(located on 2nd floor, parking lot level)

Mary Sturdevant, Housing Specialist


Phone:  (570) 265-1760


Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/bradfordcountyhousing

Hours of Operation:

Bradford County Human Services is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*

The ERAP Program is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for households that are currently enrolled in the program.

We are closed for all major holidays.

Department Description:

Works with clients, caseworkers, provider agencies and individuals from housing authorities/corporations, developers, and landlords in Bradford/Sullivan Counties to assist individuals and families with securing and/or keeping stable, permanent housing.


Boards & Committees:

Local Housing Options Team (LHOT)

Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB)

Regional Housing Advisory Board (RHAB)

Bradford County Housing Initiative (BCHI)

Building Outreach Opportunities, Inc.

The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) is a group of local stakeholders consisting of landlords, public housing officials, social service agencies, and tenants who have a vested interest in addressing the housing needs of Bradford & Sullivan county residents.  The meetings are held the 4th Tuesday, every other month from 2-3 p.m.

The 2023 Schedule is:

  • January 24th
  • March 28th
  • May 23rd
  • July 25th
  • September 26th
  • November 28th

*A Special Homeless Point in Time Meeting will be held in December – date and time TBD

Individuals who are interested in attending should RSVP by contacting the Mental Health Secretary at: mhsecretary@bradfordco.org



211 is a toll free number connecting the community to health and human services.


Bradford County Human Services will resume using ERAP 2 funds to assist eligible households with crisis rental assistance effective July 24th, 2023, until such time as all funds are depleted.


Rental and utility arrears as well as limited assistance to already displaced households are the priority of the program and all future payment requests for rent/utility assistance must be accompanied by a shut-off notice or legal notice for eviction. To assist with timely application processing, ALL housing assistance applications (rent, utilities, shelter), regardless of type of assistance, will require a referral through Pennsylvania’s HMIS system.


Individuals may obtain this referral by calling 211 or toll free 855-567-5341, or by contacting this office during normal business hours.  Once the 211 intake has been completed, our office will receive a written referral from HMIS via email, after which our office will be in contact with the head of household listed on the referral to schedule a housing assistance intake.

To qualify for assistance using ERAP 2 funds, households must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must meet the income guidelines for their household size/composition
  2. Must be a verified resident of Bradford County, PA.
  3. Must have experienced a financial hardship on or before May 11, 2023.

*To ensure housing stability, it is this agency’s policy that households may be required to work with other agencies as a condition of receiving assistance.

Individuals who are currently without a place to stay should contact the Homeless Assistance Program at 570-637-8789 for assistance (call/text).

Below is a list of community resources that may be able to assist with rent or utility crisis:

⦁ Endless Mountains Mission Center:  570-297-4489
⦁ Homeless Assistance Program:  570-637-8789 (call/text)
⦁ TREHAB:  570-265-2072
⦁ Bradford County Human Services/CYS/Housing:  570-265-1760 (micro grants only)
⦁ Salvation Army:  (Sayre 570-888-2153 or Towanda  570-265-5932)
⦁ Grace Connections:  570-268-0431
⦁ The Bridge:  570-888-8826
⦁ Veteran’s Affairs (veterans only):  570-265-1704

Please note that an in person appointment may be required, and applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of their appointment:

  • identification for all household members
  • proof of income
  • proof of sustainability (that they can continue to pay moving forward)
  • proof of a 50% match may be required by some agencies
  • proof of Bradford County residency may be required
  • other documentation may be required based on agency or grant requirements





Housing Resources

Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) Agendas & Minutes