Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is reminding Pennsylvanians who qualify to apply
for housing-related financial assistance through the Pennsylvania
Housing Finance Agency after applications are made available on June 29.
Pennsylvania renters and homeowners who were affected by the
coronavirus-related economic slowdown can file the applications for rent
and mortgage relief, made available through $175 million from the
federal CARES Act. Fetterman chairs Gov. Tom Wolf’s Task Force on Health
Disparity, which has identified housing insecurity as a top concern
among the state’s marginalized populations.
“It’s crucial that we get this help to the people who need it,
particularly as we approach the July 10 deadline for the governor’s
executive order prohibiting evictions and foreclosures for lack of
payment,” Fetterman said. “Many people, through no fault of their own,
are finding themselves and their families in jeopardy of losing their
housing. In addition to the immeasurable stress this instability places
on people at a time when so much is uncertain, we cannot rebuild a
strong economy while people are in danger of being homeless.”
Applications will be available by clicking on a red CARES banner on the
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s website at www.PHFA.org
Applications for rental and mortgage assistance will be accepted
starting July 6.
The agency’s toll-free call center at 1-855-U-Are-Home (827-3466) will
be available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist the public and
help with questions about the programs. Callers should listen for the
prompt mentioning CARES assistance for renters and homeowners.