A program that helped renters pay their utility bills and rent during the COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end on Oct. 4.
The Berks County Emergency Rental Assistance Program will end but the office will continue to work with clients, and their associated landlords, who have submitted applications by the deadline, county officials said.
Applications received after the Oct. 4 deadline but before Oct. 18 will be placed on a waitlist.
The emergency rental assistance program is a joint effort between the Berks County Redevelopment Authority and Berks Coalition to End Homelessness that started in March 2021.
The program was designed to ensure housing stability by providing rental and utility payments to landlords and utility companies to keep residents in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tenants who have already submitted an application and have questions can contact their assigned reviewer for assistance.
Applicants can also check the status of their application with their case ID number at www.bceh.org/berks-county-emergency-rental-assistance-program-application.
If you have questions about the program or the application deadline, contact the Coalition to End Homelessness at 610-372-7222.
Source: Berkshire mont