The City of Allentown is offering a Rental Assistance Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This offer is limited funding to assist people who are at risk of becoming homeless. If you are facing eviction or any other housing emergency, you may be eligible to receive help with rent repayment and security deposit.
The City's HOME‐Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance to low‐income individuals who are at risk of homelessness. The program is a part of the City’s strategy to provide housing and supportive services to low‐income members experiencing homelessness city-wide. The program is funded with HOME entitlement funds awarded annually to the City by the HUD.
Do you make less than 50 percent of area median income? See Median Income Chart.
The rental assistance program will assist tenants with rent payments to avoid eviction for a duration of three (3) months, funds not to surpass $3,000 total per household.
To receive assistance, you must provide:
If you are in the process of being evicted, you must provide:
Your landlord must provide a:
You can ask your landlord to send you copies of these documents.
To receive assistance with rental security deposit, you must have:
Please note: Additional forms may need to be completed at the time of application
***All payments will be issued directly to the landlord***
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999