Schuylkill Community Action is a private, non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving since 1965.

CARES Rent Relief Program

The CARES Rent Relief Program (CARES RRP) was created as an emergency response to the COVID-19 health pandemic to provide rental assistance to assist households experiencing job loss or a substantial loss of income as a result of the current health crisis.

Please be aware that the authority to accept and process rental assistance requests pursuant to Act 24 of 2020 expired on September 30, 2020. At this time, Schuylkill Community Action and its agents lack the authority to accept new applications.

However, based upon ongoing legislative initiatives occurring in the Pennsylvania legislature, SCA anticipates that authority for COVID related rental assistance will be reenacted by the General Assembly. Upon reenactment of authority, SCA and its agents will start accepting applications again. Please check back on the SCA website regularly to see if applications for assistance are reopened. We will also update our Facebook page if reauthorization occurs.

If you previously submitted an application electronically or via the United States postal service with a post date of September 30, 2020 or earlier, we will continue to process your application.

Emergency Food Assistance

Assistance is available for Schuylkill County residents who are experiencing food emergencies.  Food will be provided to anyone who is in need of food assistance as a result of the COVID-19 National Emergency.  If you are experiencing a food emergency, please call Schuylkill Community Action at (570) 622-1995 to schedule an appointment.



SCA provides a variety of services for individuals, such as housing, nutrition, finances, utilities, weatherization, and more.

Available Housing

Looking for a place to live? SCA provides detailed listings of available homes and apartments geared towards low-income individuals.

Career Opportunities

Interested in working for SCA? Learn about what it takes to become an employee or an intern for the organization.

How You Can Help

SCA is always looking for a helping hand. Find the many opportunities you can take to volunteer, sponsor, or give back to the organization.

Attention Contractors and Electricians!

SCA is compiling a list of contractors and electricians for contractual work completing moderate to complete rehabilitation projects throughout Schuylkill County. Interested parties can obtain more information about getting on our contractor bid list by contacting Elizabeth Ginther at (570) 622-1995.

SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provider.

Our Mission

“Our mission is to focus on all available resources on low-income Schuylkill County residents, empowering them to achieve Self-Sufficiency.”


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SCA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

We are firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.