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Housing

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

 

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)

Building Outreach Opportunities, Inc.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DURING AND/OR DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

Emergency Rental Assistance 2 Program (ERAP 2):

Qualifying Criteria:

  1. The household must meet the income guidelines for their household size for Bradford County (80% AMI) – there are charts in the packet in the documents section below that identify income limits and documents that are  acceptable proof of income;
  2. Must be tenants (not homeowners);
  3. The household must have a verifiable financial hardship that is occurring due to or during the public health emergency (proof may be required); AND
  4. The hardship must put them at risk of homelessness or housing instability

 

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In order to prioritize funding for those most in need, assistance with future rent/utilities is handled on a case by case basis and is generally capped at no more than 6 months of the 18 month maximum for this grant.  Tenants may be held responsible for a portion of their future rent/utilities and/or may be required to work with other agencies as a condition of receiving assistance.  Please be sure to include the completed landlord forms, listed separately below, with the application when submitted it.

Click Here for the ERAP 2 & Crisis Housing Assistance Application

Completed applications and the requested supporting documentation on the included list may be mailed to or dropped off at: 220 Main St., Unit 1, Towanda, PA  18848.  You may also complete this application digitally and email the application and supporting documents to:  bchserap@bradfordco.org.

INCOMPLETE AND UNSIGNED APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND CELL PHONE PHOTOS OR SCREEN SHOTS OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS.

It is recommended that you request a delivery confirmation when submitting applications via email to ensure they were received.  Please allow up to 30 days for your application to be processed.

We encourage tenants to utilize the community supports identified in their application packet to prevent an eviction or shut off from occurring while they are waiting for their application to be processed.

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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.

We are closed for all major holidays.

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COVID Assistance for Homeowners

Note:  the following information is for informational purposes only.  The fund mentioned is not managed at the county level.  Please contact PHFA directly through the link or at the phone number provided below if you have questions or wish to apply.

PA Homeowner’s Assistance Fund:

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund, or PAHAF, is a housing-related program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to assist Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began after January 21, 2020, (including a hardship that began before January 21, 2020, and continued after that date). The program is administered at the state level, and will provide financial assistance to homeowners for qualified mortgage and housing-related expenses to avoid delinquency, default, foreclosure, or displacement.

The program may provide assistance for mortgage arrears, future mortgage payments, utility arrears, and back property taxes for eligible households.

Interested homeowners may click the following link for additional information or to apply:

https://pahaf.org/

PAHAF Call Center:

(888) 987-2423

Hours: 

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET

Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET

 

Documents

Housing Resources

Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) Agendas & Minutes