Chester County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program 

rental assistance

DCD hosted a webinar for the Chester County Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. View the presentation slides or stream video of the meeting.

The Emergency Utility and Rental Assistance program serves Chester County residents and can only be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting the prompt for "Housing Crisis." 

Funding will serve individuals and families that are obligated to pay rent and meet the following three criteria:

  1. Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  2. Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  3. Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median (For additional income thresholds, see checklist linked below. Income limits are subject to change per guidance from the federal government).
    1. Family of 1 = $54,150
    2. Family of 4 = $77,300

Application Checklist 

View the Chester County Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Press Release (released 4/8/2021).