CARES Rental 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.


Important Notice regarding Program Extension

On Monday, October 5th, Governor Tom Wolf issued an emergency order suspending the statutory deadline provision in the COVID Relief-Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program. The deadline originally scheduled for Sept. 30 was stayed by the governor, effective October 5th, for 30 days until November 4, 2020, in order for the program to be able to continue accepting applications. In response to this new development, the CARES assistance programs for Pennsylvania renters and homeowners have been reopened. All eligibility requirements remain the same.

For more information, call us at (570) 622-1995) and ask to speak with the CARES Rental Assistance Staff.

Who Qualifies?

CARES RRP assistance is available to lessees with incomes up to the area median income that became unemployed after March 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or lessees that are experiencing 30% or more of a reduction in annual household income resulting from reduced work hours and wages related to the pandemic.

Income Eligibility

100% Area Median Income – Schuylkill County

# Persons Median Income
1 $46,500
2 $53,100
3 $59,700
4 $66,300
5 $71,700
6 $77,000
7 $82,300
8 $87,600

Note: Renters will be required to provide proof of income from all sources from January 2020 to the time of application submission.


All three applications must be completed in order to receive the rental assistance. Applications and proof of income may be emailed to or mailed to 200 N 2nd Street Pottsville, PA 17901.

For more information, please contact our office directly at (570) 622-1995.

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.