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Emergency Housing Assistance

The availability of emergency housing assistance is extremely unstable. Schuylkill Community Action attempts to address this issue in a few different ways but funding is inconsistent. When funds are available Schuylkill Community Action provides the following services:

. Emergency housing at a local hotel/motel

. Hygiene Supplies

. Emergency Food

. Clothing Vouchers

Rental assistance is often an area the low-income population seeks. This type of assistance depends on special funding that isn't always available. It's important to check with our agency to see if this type of help is available. Schuylkill Community Action actively seeks this type of funding but that doesn't guarantee programs will be available.

Any client seeking rental assistance must be aware that participation in case management services will be required.


For more information on the programs and eligibility guidelines, please call Schuylkill Community Action (570)622-1995.

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HEMAP (Mortgage Assistance)
The Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) is administered and funded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). This Program assists homeowners who are unable to make their mortgage payments, through no fault of their own, and are facing mortgage foreclosure proceedings.

SCA is a PHFA-certified housing counseling agency and application packager for the HEMAP Program. SCA assists homeowners apply for emergency mortgage assistance who have received a "Notice of Intent to Foreclose" letter (Act 91 Notice) from their mortgage holder/lender. Eligible applicants must be Pennsylvania residents; must own and reside principally in the property in foreclosure; be suffering financial hardship through no fault of their own; and demonstrate a reasonable prospect of resuming normal mortgage payments after the HEMAP assistance concludes.

Applicants must meet with a designated counseling agency, such as SCA, within thirty (30) days of receiving an Act 91 Notice in order to initiate the application process. If you have received an Act 91 Notice from your mortgage holder, contact SCA immediately to determine if you are eligible to submit a HEMAP mortgage assistance application. Mortgage assistance from PHFA may be provided in the form of either arrearage assistance or monthly assistance.

Please call SCA at (570)622-1995 if you have received an Act 91 Notice.

Emergency Housing Assistance

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

SCA is firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.


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