Emergency Rent and Utility COVID Program
Did COVID-19 affect your ability to pay your rent or utilities and are you in jeopardy of losing your housing as a result? The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities is working You Way Home, in a new program, the Your Way Home Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition-CV Program (ERUC-CV), which may provide some assistance to you. Details of this new program are below:
Your Way Home Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition-CV Program (ERUC-CV) Description
The Montgomery County ERUC-CV program is designed to provide housing stability to hundreds of low and moderate-income Montgomery County residents at risk of eviction and/or homelessness as a direct result of COVID-19. This program is an expansion of programs and services offered through Your Way Home, a public-private partnership that since 2014 has helped end and prevent homelessness for thousands of Montgomery County residents.
Your Way Home in Montgomery County is prioritizing an equitable approach in its provision of financial assistance and housing stabilization to households who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. By targeting assistance within particular census tracts, ERUC-CV aims to have the greatest impact on reducing housing instability and homelessness for the most high-risk households.
Eligible program activities
The following are eligible activities as part of the ERUC-CV program:
Restrictions on Duplication of Benefits:
Eligibility requirements for program participants
For a household to be eligible for the ERUC-CV program, it must meet the below requirements:
Documentation required for each household to be eligible for the program and to be provided to the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities:
Welcome to the COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Prescreening Questionnaire. This has been created to help individuals and families that have been affected by the pandemic. If you have additional questions please email
COVIDrentutilityassistance@pottstowncluster.org. Those without internet access can call 610-970-5995 ext. 115 and leave their name and phone number.
If your situation meets the requirements noted in the program description and you are able to work with PCRC staff to complete the necessary paperwork requirements, please complete this brief prescreening questionnaire and follow the link to complete the attached Household Self-Certification Form.
COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Prescreening Questionnaire
Do you have an eviction or shut-off notice and/or owe rent or utility arrears dating back no later than 3/1/2020?
This program is only for renters. If you are seeking mortgage assistance or answered no to any of these questions, we are sorry that you are ineligible for this program and we are unable to provide any assistance. You do not need to complete any further information.
If you answered yes to all three questions, please click the link below to complete the Household Self-Certification Form document in its entirety. Upon completion of the form, it will be sent to our office for review. One of our staff will contact you to follow up with your application.