Juvenile Law Center

Housing

Housing (5)

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HUD

Services: HUD is a federal program that provides housing support for individuals in need such as rental programs (including Section 8) and home ownership assistance programs.

Pennsylvania Affordable Apartment Locator

Services: PAHousingSearch.com is a website in which affordable housing can be searched and located within in PA.

Northwest Human Services

Services: NHS provides residential living options, case/care management, and therapeutic services for individuals with disabilities.

Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity at HUD

Services: Hotline service for individuals to report incidences of housing discrimination.

Making Homes Affordable

Services: National nonprofit organization aiming to prevent home foreclosure and reduce monthly payments for eligible individuals and families

Shelters (5)

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PathStone, Inc.

Services: PathStone provides emergency shelter services to disadvantaged individuals and families along with food, first month rental assistance, rent in arrears assistance, mortgage assistance and utilities in arrears assistance (one-time only assistance) You can find additional information through www.pathstone.org or by emailing at [email protected]

Berks Women in Crisis

Services: Berks Women in Crisis offers various housing services for victims of domestic violence: emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, counseling services, medical and legal advocacy and more. The Housing services include Bridge Housing (1 to 3 Months), Safe Transitional Housing (3 Months to 2 Years) and Permanent Housing Placement (2 Years +)

Opportunity House

Services: Opportunity House offers shelter facilities for men, women and children, and family shelter/housing offering. Transitional housing is also available for those who complete the shelter program.

Hope Rescue Mission

Services: Hope Rescue Mission is a Christian organization providing food, clothing and shelter, case management, information and referral, counseling and spiritual support

Roof Over

Services: Easton Area Neighborhood Center offers Roof Over for Women and Children who are experiencing homelessness. Services include shelter, meals, showers, case management, information and referral, counseling and advocacy

Transitional Housing and Housing-Related Services (5)

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LifePath, Inc.

Services: Services for individuals with developmental disabilities including residential programs, day programs and outpatient psychiatric services. Residential services include Community homes (for residents from Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties), Lifesharing, Supported Living and In Home Support

Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc

Services: Threshold Rehabilitation Services offer residential services to adults with mental illnesses, which include Community Home, In-Home Care, Lifesharing / Family Living, Supportive Living

Oxford House for Men

Services: Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group support are provided

Opportunity House

Services: Opportunity House offers shelter facilities for men, women and children, and family shelter/housing offering. Transitional housing is also available for those who complete the shelter program.

Berks Women in Crisis

Services: Berks Women in Crisis offers various housing services for victims of domestic violence: emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, counseling services, medical and legal advocacy and more. The Housing services include Bridge Housing (1 to 3 Months), Safe Transitional Housing (3 Months to 2 Years) and Permanent Housing Placement (2 Years +)

Public Housing Programs (2)

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Reading Housing Authority

Services: Public housing program that connects income-eligible individuals and families with public housing or section 8 vouchers.

Berks County Housing Authority

Services: Public housing program that connects income-eligible individuals and families with public housing or section 8 vouchers.

Homeownership Assistance (4)

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USDA Rural Home Ownership Program

Services: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guaranteed Rural Home Loans are creating homeownership opportunities with no-money-down financing and loans.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

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Works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. 

Direct VA Loans

Services: Supports veterans in utilizing their entitlement to veteran and active duty benefits for VA home loans as well as other government-backed mortgage programs.

Homeowners' Emergency Mortage Assistance Program

Services: HEMAP is a loan program assisting in foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance.

Youth Homeless Advocacy Groups (1)

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National Runaway Switchboard

Services: Toll-free, nationwide hot-line for runaways and troubled youth. Provides information and referral for shelter, counseling, medical and legal services and transportation back home. The hot-line also provides a personal and confidential message relay service between runaways and their families.

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