Pocono Mountains United Way is currently accepting applications for the Rent Relief Program, as the application period has been extended until November 4, 2020. Please view the Governor’s orders regarding the Mortgage and Rent Relief Programs here: Governor Wolf Orders Extension of Rent and Mortgage Relief Programs
Pocono Mountains United Way is currently accepting applications for rental assistance. Applications must be submitted no later than November 4, 2020. Completed applications can be emailed to RRP@PoconoUnitedWay.org, dropped off at our office our drive-thru drop-box, or mailed to:
Pocono Mountains United Way
Attention: Rent Relief Program
301 McConnell Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
For more information or help with your application, please call our office at 570-517-3953.
Please review and read this entire checklist before submitting your application: RRP Application Checklist
Application Documents (REQUIRED):
- Lessee Household Certification-Renter Application (Lessee/Renter)
- Landlord Application (Landlord)
- Landlord-Property Certification (Landlord)
- IRS W-9 Form (Landlord)
Additional Info and Who Qualifies:
- Rent Relief Program Guidelines
- Application Fact Sheet
- County Income Limits
- Frequently Asked Questions
To receive rental assistance in a County other than Monroe County, please click here: Rental Assistance Organization Contacts by County
If you are a homeowner, please click here to learn more about the Mortgage Relief Program.
To learn more about the current nationwide Eviction Moratorium, please click here: CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQ
The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March, provided $4.9 billion in economic relief funds for Pennsylvania according to the US Treasury website. Pennsylvania’s General Assembly allocated $150 million of those funds to Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to be distributed to Pennsylvania’s 67 counties for rental assistance.
To be eligible for the rent relief program you must be a renter and a resident of Monroe County at the time of your application. You must be able to document at least a 30% reduction in annual income since March 1 related to COVID-19, or you must have become unemployed after March 1 according to program guidelines. If unemployed you must have filed for unemployment compensation. In addition, your household income cannot exceed 100% of the Area Median Income for Monroe County, which will be adjusted according to household size.
Renters who qualify may receive assistance equal to 100% of their monthly rent up to $750 a month for a maximum of six months. Payments will be made directly to landlords. Funds will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.