Finding Help

If you are in need of possible assistance with rent or utilities, please contact the following agencies for help:
Salvation Army – 610-373-5208
 – Help with first month’s rent or security deposit for apartments located within the city
 – Utility help

Human Relations Commission – 610-655-6141
 – Help with first month’s rent or security deposit for apartments located within the city
– Utility help
– Limited financial assistance to eligible city residents facing eviction
– Landlord / tenant disputes

BCAP – 610-376-6571
 – Help with first month’s rent or security deposit for apartments located within the city
– Utility help
– Budgeting help

Family Promise – 610-373-3323
 – Help with first month’s rent or security deposit for apartments located outside of the city, within Berks County
– Limited financial assistance to eligible county residents facing eviction
– Utility assistance
– Hospitality network – a 90 day, intensive program offering case management, shelter, and financial literacy
– Youth programs

Catholic Charities – 610-376-7144
 – Help with first month’s rent or security deposit for apartments located outside of the city, within Berks County
– Limited financial assistance to eligible county residents facing eviction
– Utility assistance
– Veterans’ services

Berks County Assistance Office – 610-736-4212
 – Cash assistance, medical assistance, food stamps, energy assistance, emergency assistance
– Emergency shelter allowance
– Child care
– Utility assistance