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Housing (6)

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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.

South Central Community Action Program

Services: Referrals to homeless shelters, food pantries, WIC programs, re-entry services, and emergency services in Adams and Franklin counties.

Making Homes Affordable

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

Shelters (7)

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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]

Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless

Services: South Central Community Action provide citizens of Franklin county a homeless shelter in which case management services and referrals to services beyond those offered by the shelter are also offered.

PPC Violence Free Network and Shelter

Services: PPC offers services for victims of domestic violence such as Emergency shelter (offered only in Venango), counseling services, 24 hour hotline, legal advocacy.

Women In Need Victim Services (WIN)

Services: Services for victims of domestic violence: emergency shelter, group and individual counseling, legal advocacy

New Hope Shelter

Services: New Hope Shelter offers emergency shelter for individuals and families

Cold Weather Drop-in Shelter

Services: Cold Weather Drop-in Shelter provide a warm, safe and clean environment for those who are homeless, and have no options for shelter during the cold inclement months of the year.

Candle Heart Center

Services: Candle Heart Center provides shelter for families or single mothers with children

Transitional Housing and Housing-Related Services (3)

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The ARC of Pennsylvania

Services: Offers services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as early intervention, supported employment, job training, transition planning, respite care, supported living and transportation

Northwestern Human Services

Services: NHS is a community-based, nonprofit, human services provider offering social services to individuals with mental, developmental and intellectual disabilities, individuals dealing with addiction, seniors and juveniles. Residential services for individuals with mental, developmental and intellectual disabilities include Community Homes, Life Sharing, Transitional Housing, Supported Living

Transitional Housing at Maranatha Ministries

Services: Marantha Ministries offers transitional housing for 18-24 month for homeless families (with children) along with supportive services such GED Preparation, Information and Referrals, daycare and LifeSkill Workshops

Public Housing Programs (2)

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Franklin County Housing Authority

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

Housing Authority of the City of Franklin

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


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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