Dauphin County Emergency Rental Assistance Program Will Pause Receiving New Applications on March 4

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Dauphin County is pausing acceptance of new applications to the Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program, to be effective at the end of the March 4 business day.

Dauphin County has disbursed more than $16 million in federal and state funds to more than 2,500 applications since the program launched in March 2021.

Applications in processing – and those filed before March 4 – will still be processed and prioritized as they have been.

“We are announcing the pause in new applications because we will reach the end of state and federal funding for the program,” Dauphin County Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III said.

If additional funding becomes available, the application process would be re-opened.

Dauphin County Human Services administers the program, with assistance from numerous community providers.

“The amount of people and families this program has helped cannot be overstated,” Commissioner Chair Mike Pries said.

“This program has provided more than just money to our vulnerable residents,” Commissioner Chad Saylor said. “Our team has offered additional supports, such as substance use and food insecurity resources, to families in need.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.