Financial Hardship Help Programs
If you are experiencing financial hardship and having trouble paying your bills, please visit the sites below to see if help is available.
If you have low income and limited resources, you may be able to receive cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance. Find available programs at the Department of Human Services or contact your local county assistance office.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Rental and utility bill assistance for renters and landlords in Cumberland County. Visit Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to apply online or call (717) 249-0789.
Heating Assistance/Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. For more information about LIHEAP, please contact your county assistance office.
Internet & Mobile Services
Visit Xfinity or Comcast to see if you are eligible for help towards your monthly services.
PA American Water’s Water and Wastewater Assistance Program
Through Pennsylvania American Water’s H2O Help to Others Program™, they offer financial assistance for water and wastewater customers who qualify. To see if you qualify, contact the Dollar Energy Fund and under the provider dropdown select Pennsylvania American Water or call their program administrator, at (888) 282-6816.
Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund (PAHAF)
Assistance for homeowners to prevent mortgage delinquencies, default, foreclosure, displacement, and utility disconnection. For more information, visit PAHAF or call (888) 987-2423.
PPL Electric’s Assistance Programs
PPL has programs and payment plans for income-eligible customers to help with your electric bills. Visit PPL Electric Assistance Programs for available programs and eligibility.
UGI Assistance Programs
UGI has programs and payment plans for income-eligible customers to help with your gas bills. Visit UGI Assistance Programs or call (800) 844-9276 for available programs and eligibility.