The program provides at least $150 million in total assistance for eligible landlords/renters across Pennsylvania.

Click on the Application tab at the top of the page.

CARES RRP assistance is available to lessees with incomes up to the area median income that became unemployed after March 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or lessees that are experiencing 30% or more of a reduction in annual household income resulting from reduced work hours and wages related to the pandemic.

The maximum amount available monthly per lessee is $750, covering no more than six (6) months of rent expenses. The maximum RRP funding available per lessee is $4,500.

Yes. Every county has an agency designated to accept applications from applicants.  https://cambracountycares.org is the designated to accept applications for Cambria County.

The maximum amount available monthly per lessee is $750, covering no more than six (6) months of rent expenses. The maximum RRP funding available per lessee is $4,500.

Funds will be provided directly to the landlord/property owner. CARES RRP funds will not be provided to the tenant's household.

Applicants will need to complete the following documents in order to submit a complete CARES RRP application:

  • Landlord Application
  • Landlord/Property Certification Form
  • Lessee Household Certification/Renter Application
  • Paystubs from prior to March 1st, 2020 and for any month that you are behind in your rent.

We will notify successful applicants of the total months and amount of assistance covered by the CARES program.

Yes, but organizations must do their part to ensure the security of checks being mailed to landlords/property owners.

Yes, we are working hard to provide the application documents in at least English and Spanish.

All forms of lessee income must be included in the income eligibility calculation, including unemployment compensation, child support, etc.

When calculating eligible assistance or household income, married lessees will be viewed under the CARES RRP program as one lessee. A married couple shall use their combined income when determining income eligibility and may only receive assistance as one lessee. Unmarried lessees who may reside in the same housing unit may use their individual incomes to determine eligibility and may individually be eligible for the maximum amount of monthly assistance.

The renter must attest to the number of people living in the household.

No more than 100% of the monthly rent (capped at $750 per lessee) may be paid with CARES RRP funds.

Renters must provide pay stubs or income statement(s) for the period beginning January 2020 until the date of application.

The CARES RRP application does not ask a renter to divulge their legal status.

The Landlord Application states that, if awarded, a W-9 must be provided to the county’s designated organization.

Correct. If a landlord chooses to accept CARES RRP funds, the awarded funds must be counted as 100% of the renter’s monthly rent.

Yes. All CARES RRP funds musts be paid out to landlords/property owners by November 30, 2020.

Yes. Payments of up to $750 may be made, up to the full rent amount.

Yes. PHFA will be able to make more than one payout of funds to counties per month. Funds will be distributed to counties based on where they are most needed on a first come first served basis.

The $750 figure is written into the state CARES Act.

We are not permitted to accept CARES RRP applications prior to July 6th.

Only lessee income should be included when calculating the reduction in pre and post-circumstance income.

All renters must be able to prove a 30% or more reduction in income because of COVID-19.

Yes. Up to six months of assistance may be provided for rent due between March 1 and December 30, 2020.

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