Skip to main content

Lycoming County Emergency Rental Assistance


Do you live in Lycoming County and need rental or utility assistance?

Beginning February 1, 2023, Lycoming County ERAP will only accept first-time applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Eligible renters must be obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling. STEP will confirm the following: 1) one or more individuals has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced income reduction or other hardship during  or due to the COVID-19 outbreak; 2) one or more household members can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and 3) the household is at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI). See table below for income levels.

Priority will be given to households meeting the following criteria:1) income not exceeding 50% of the AMI, or $22,750 for a single person household; 2) one or more household members are unemployed as of the date of the application and have not been employed for the 90 days preceding that date; and 3) have not previously received duplicative federally funded rental assistance.

For questions specific to the application process, ERAP staff can be reached at or 570.601.9505. General questions can be directed to the main STEP number, 570.326.0587. Eligibility determination will not occur until all required documents are received.

Size of Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
50% of AMI $26,650 $30,450 $34,250 $38,050 $41,100 $44,150 $47,200 $50,250
80% of AMI $42,650 $48,750 $54,850 $60,900 $65,850 $70,650 $75,550 $80,400

Incomplete applications will be delayed in processing. The online application will allow you to upload documentation. It is recommended that you gather the required documentation (lease, identification, utility bills being requested, eviction notice if applicable, and proof of household income) before beginning the application. Please make sure you have addressed all of the following:

  1. Emergency Rental Assistance Program 2 (ERA 2) Application
  2. STEP Service Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Appeal Process Form
  4. Copy of Signed Lease
  5. Tenant Certification Form
  6. Landlord Certification Form
  7. Copy of Identification, such as Drivers’ License
  8. Copy of All Past Due Utility Bills being Requested
  9. Eviction Notice, if have one
  10. Proof of Total Gross Income for each adult in household.

Your landlord must fill out their documents separately using the links/PDF downloads on this page. Landlord documents (certification, W-9, 1099 MISC) are required for application processing.

Application Materials

For more information or help, email STEP at or call 570.601.9505

Clinton County Resident?

ERAP for Clinton County residents is being administered by the Clinton County Housing Coalition. Please see their website for more details and to apply for assistance in Clinton County.