Housing Quick Reference Guide
Programs and information for individuals & their families
PA Housing Search
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s search tool helps people search for housing by topics such as rent amount, area of interest, accessibility, or availability of public transportation. A bi-lingual, toll-free number is also available. On the website, you can also find additional statewide information and resources, including a rental checklist, rent calculator, information on services, transportation, Frequently Asked Questions related to renting, and much more by visiting the “Resources” section of the website.
Public Housing Authorities
If you need public housing assistance or information about public housing programs, such as Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs), please contact your local
public housing authority (PHA). The HCV program is the federal government’s major program that assists very low-income families, older adults, and individuals
with disabilities with obtaining decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private housing market. Pennsylvania’s list of PHAs and contact information can be found at the above link.
Rural Development Multi-Family Rental Housing Search Tool
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s web-based rural housing search tool allows you to click on your county to find information about housing in your area.
Quick Start Housing Resources
Use this web page to find the contact information, by county, for a variety of housing providers including housing authorities, homeless providers, community action agencies, and more. Click on the “Hot Topics” button to see a drop down menu of counties in Pennsylvania and select the county to view.
COMPASS and County Assistance Offices
In order to learn more about public benefits or apply for benefits, please visit the COMPASS website. You can also visit or call your local county assistance office.
2-1-1 United Way
PA 2-1-1 is a free resource and information hub that can connect you with customized health, housing, and human services information. By calling 211, you
can receive information related to food, housing, employment, health care, along with a variety of other services. PA 2-1-1 also provides a 24/7 confidential phone service and website.
Pennsylvania LINK to Aging and Disability Resources
Toll Free HELPLINE: 1-800-753-8827.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are a nationwide effort to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living. The ADRC in Pennsylvania is known as the Link. The PA Link can: easily connect
you to local services through any LINK partner agency; help you explore existing options to ensure a secure plan for independence; assist you with applications to determine eligibility; and help you remain in, or return to, your community.
This resource created by Pennsylvania Link To Community Care