calendar November 13, 2020 in Advocacy

Mortgage and Rental Assistance Now Available

Lutheran advocacy helped secure $175 million of funding for rental and mortgage assistance that is now available. The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March, provided $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania and is intended to help people hurt economically during the pandemic. In late May, the General Assembly directed $175 million of these CARES dollars to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to provide assistance for struggling renters and homeowners. The portion for rent assistance is at least $150 million. Visit for details and eligibility criteria. PHFA’s call center is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer questions. Call 1-855-827-3466 for assistance. County organizations will also be able to assist.

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