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Centre County Rental Assistance Program

This is a massive program,more than ten million dollars the emergency rental assistance program,and as expected its already getting a lot of attention
its the largest single grant program ever for Centre County government. The application process has only been open now for a little over a week since March 8th and already,

County officials tell us more than 200 applications received. The program aimed at helping tenants, landlords,or even property management companies-with pandemic related financial difficulties it can help pay rent or utility bills as far back as last March or future bills. Eligibility is also based on income guidelines

“The income limit is 80 percent of an areas median income. To give you an idea what that looks like in Centre County for a one person household that’s $49,700. for a four person household that’s $70,950. We would be looking at
current or former income depending on when the need is requested”

For those applying for emergency rental funding,its stressed to fill out as much as the application s possible. That will help streamline the review process. Applications will be accepted through the end of the year or until the grant money is no longer available.

Its estimated this program could help at least a thousand families in Centre County.if you’re one of those applying, officials stress be patient

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