Rental Assistance Program
Carlisle Borough and Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities Collaborate on Rental Assistance Program Outreach
CCHRA Staff will be at Borough Hall to Assist Rental Households with Application Process
Using federal and state funds, the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (CCHRA) established the Cumberland County Rental Assistance Program. The program provides rental and utility payments to property owners and utility companies to keep residents housed and ensure rental housing stability. To qualify for the program, rental households must have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income level. Renter households may apply for rent and/or utility assistance for up to 12 months and all payments will be made directly to the landlord or utility.
Carlisle Borough has been providing information regarding this emergency assistance program to its residents via utility bill inserts, social media and website posts, and flyers in Borough Hall. To further facilitate sharing of information, as well as assist with the completion of an application, Maureen Mahr Nations, the Community Partners for Change Manager at CCHRA, will be at Borough Hall, 53 West South Street, on Wednesday, July 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to help guide applicants through the process.
“We thank the CCHRA for their ongoing outreach efforts and willingness to come to Town Hall to serve our community’s needs. Our hope is that rental households will take advantage of this opportunity to work directly with CCHRA staff to address outstanding utility and rent payments. Borough staff will also be on hand to answer questions regarding Borough utility accounts and options for landlords to enter into flexible payment arrangements for balances that may not be eligible for this grant program,” stated Borough Manager Susan Armstrong.
The Borough is sending letters to all rental property owners, encouraging them to have their tenants take advantage of this valuable rent and utility assistance. If interested individuals are unable to come in person on July 14 or July 21, they can contact CCHRA at 717-249-0789 or apply online at www.cchra.com.