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Housing LogoCARES RENT RELIEF PROGRAM FOR WAYNE COUNTY

The CARES Rent Relief Program (CARES RRP) was established to provide rental assistance to assist households experiencing job loss or a substantial loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis through PHFA. Wayne County Human Services Agency Housing Department is the designated agency for Wayne County, PA.

WHO CAN APPLY? Renters who have experienced job loss or a reduction in annual income due to the Coronavirus pandemic; and Landlords that have lost rental income because a renter has experienced job loss or a reduction in income as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE PROGRAM: Renter must document at least a 30% reduction in income since March 1, 2020, related to COVID-19; and Renter’s income may not exceed the Area Median Income for their county of residence. Reference Wayne County’s chart below:

Wayne County Median Income Chart

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: A complete CARES RRP application consists of the following documents:

  • Landlord Application
  • Landlord Property Certification
  • Lessee Household Certification/Renter Application
  • W9 from the Landlord
  • Tenant paystubs or income statement(s) for the period beginning January 2020 until the date of application
  • A copy of the current lease
  • Documentation to verify unemployment

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Download all three CARES RRP applications on this page under “Forms to Download” and collect your required income documents.
  • Complete all application forms and gather all required documents.
  • Applications and documents may be submitted either electronically at hmiszler@waynecountypa.gov or by mail at 314 Tenth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, ATTN Heather Miszler.

PAs 24/7 Info & Referral Service -- 211

A free and confidential vital service, PA 211 connects individuals and families to food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services. It is available 24/7/365 by phone by dialing 211 and by text by texting your zip code to 898-211.

What Does 211 Do?

No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen, identify underlying problems and connect people in need with resources and services in their community to help improve their lives. Specialists are trained to identify root causes of a client’s problem and connect them with a wide range of available resources to meet all the underlying needs, not just the one that prompted the call, text or email.

Where Does 211 Get the Information?

The PA211 program is always looking for information about new non-profit and governmental services and welcome updates from agencies. This includes service provider agencies and local faith-based groups and partners. The PA211 database includes services in every county in Pennsylvania.

Send an email to Emily Aubele at emily@uwp.org with your agency name and contact information so it can be added to the database.

Non-profit agencies can submit information about their programs and services to the 211 database request page.