Community
Development

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601

 

 

 


 

 (610) 655-6141 (610) 655-6262 FAX

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF READING


Only fully completed applications will be accepted

The Incomes of all adult household members 18 years of age and older are counted as a part of the application.

 

This is the initial application. In order to participate in this program, you must provide all of the required documents (requested at a later time) to our office. You may also have to complete a more detailed application. City staff will review your application and documents to determine if your application is complete. Staff acceptance of the application does not constitute approval or guarantee participation in the program.


Certain funding is designed to assist eligible residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship.

Program Guidelines:

  • YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN THE CITY OF READING LIMITS
  • YOU MUST HAVE A COURT ORDERED EVICTION
  • The program is designed to benefit low to moderate income households. Some of those households were impacted by COVID-19.
  • The program is not first come/first served. Priority assistance will be given to the neediest residents.
  • Eligible tenants will have the grant paid to the landlord directly.
  • Applicant must communicate with their landlord to let them know you are applying for assistance.
  • Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their income and eligibility which may include check stubs, letter from your employer, unemployment letter or benefits from public welfare.


Program is subject to funding availability

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application

If filling in offline please print/use only black or blue ink

You may also download a hardcopy pdf to fill out and either mail, or scan and email back by clicking the folder below

 

 

APPLICANT:

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 PROPERTY INFORMATION: (Where you live currently or will move)

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List every person living at your residence (including yourself) *

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 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
APPLICANT

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 FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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 MONTHLY EXPENSES:

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ASSETS:

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 LIABILITIES:

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DOCUMENTS LIST: These documents will be requested at a later time if you are provided with an intake appointment. Please make sure to gather all documents before attending your appointment. If you do not have all requested documents, you cannot be assisted.

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Household Composition What I need to provide
  • Applicant
  • ID and Social Security Card
  • Adults living in the home
  • ID and Social Security
  • Children living in the home
  • Social Security and Proof of Birth
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Household Composition What I need to provide
  • Applicant
  • Last two pay stubs and Determination letter from the Department of Labor
  • Adults living in the home
  • Last two pay stubs and Determination letter from the Department of labor

Must provide other sources of income documentation if applicable: SSI, SSR, SSDI, PENSION, CHILD SUPPORT, CASH ASSISTANCE

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AUTHORIZATION TO VERIFY INFORMATION


This is authorization for the City of Reading Human Relations Commission to verify previous or current information regarding me/us. The undersigned specifically acknowledges(s) that: verification or re-verification of any information contained in this application may be made by the City of Reading Human Relations Commission from any source named in this application.


AGREEMENT


The undersigned understands that the intent of this application is for purposes of pre-qualifying only and does not guarantee acceptance or approval and no commitment is hereby made on the part of either the applicant or the City of Reading, Reading Human Relations Commission or the Community Development Department. We further understand that all information and documents provided with, and in association with this application, are public records and as such are subject to the State of Pennsylvania’s public record laws.


I/We certify the information provided in this application is true and correct as of the date set forth opposite my signature on this application. I/We certify that any property assisted under this program will not be used for any illegal or restricted purposes, and will be used solely as my/our principal residence.


Any intentionally false or fraudulent statement, supporting document or information will constitute cancellation of this application and liability in any legal action brought against me/us by the City. The City of Reading Human Relations Commission is hereby authorized to verify any of the above information and to inspect the property prior to approval. I/we agree to have no claim for defamation, violation of privacy or other claims against any person, firm or corporation by reason of any statement or information released by them to the City of Reading Human Relations Commission.

 

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FOR STAFF ONLY

This application was taken by:

  • Face to face interview
  • Mail
  • Telephone
  • Internet
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