Are you eligible?
Please call us at (570) 374-0181 to learn more about Union-Snyder CAA Housing Assistance
Union-Snyder CAA provides a variety of Housing Assistance programs to support families and individuals living in Union and Snyder Counties. We provide case management, rental assistance, and more.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Union-Snyder Community Action Agency will apply for $125,000 in funding through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) to provide Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention, and Emergency Shelter to individuals and families experiencing homelessness throughout 2021 and 2022. The work plan will be available for public review on June 18th at 2:00 PM.
Residents are invited to provide written comments/recommendations regarding the work plan of the proposed services at that time.
In accordance with state and national guidance, this meeting will be held by electronic format. To access the Zoom meeting:
Written comment or recommendations may be submitted to email@example.com by Sunday, June 20, 2021 after which CAA’s governing board will act on the application.
Rapid Rehousing Program (RRH)
RRH is a transitional housing program for families and individuals who meet HUD's definitions of homelessness:
Living in places not meant for human habitation (i.e. cars, parks, sidewalks, and abandoned buildings), or
Living in an emergency shelter
The program will pay the security deposit and rent, based on percent of income, for up to one year for eligible participants in addition to providing case management, budgeting assistance, and credit repair during their enrollment. Other eligibility criteria will be discussed during the participant's intake meeting.
*NOTE: The residence must fall within fair market rent and rent reasonableness for family/individual's respective county.
Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)
HAP provides financial assistance to families and individuals who meet HUD's definitions of homelessness and/or who are facing immediate eviction. Participants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for HAP services:
Income must be sufficient to cover rent, utilities, and basic living expenses
Those with income less than 80% of poverty will have their information forwarded to their respective County Assistance Office for Emergency Shelter Allowance determination
Income cannot exceed 150% of poverty
NEW: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Union-Snyder CAA is now processing applications to distribute emergency rent, utility, and home energy assistance for eligible residents.
Eligible expenses include rent, utility, and home energy costs through this program.
Eligible households include those with reduced income or financial hardship that were directly or indirectly related to COVID-19.
Income guidelines are 80% AMI for county of residency.
NEW: Mortgage Relief
Homeowners in areas of Union and Snyder counties may be eligible for mortgage assistance and emergency utility assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program partnership between CAA and SEDA-COG.
Eligible areas include:
Union County, excluding Lewisburg Borough
If you are a homeowner in one of the eligible areas and are in need of help paying your mortgage, please call CAA for more information at 570-374-0181.