Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)

Are you or someone you know in danger of being evicted from your apartment or home? Or perhaps, you have already been evicted and are currently homeless and do not know where to go for help then please dial 211 or text your zip code to #898-211 to talk with an operator for free, anytime day or night.  HAP does not provide assistance directly to individuals.

Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) is a county-directed program that offers a variety of supportive services to individuals and families experiencing or at risk for homelessness and who can demonstrate that, with HAP intervention, they will be able to meet their basic housing needs in the near future.

HAP includes five components:

  1. Bridge Housing

  2. Case Management

  3. Rental Assistance

  4. Emergency Shelter

  5. Innovative Supportive Housing

A county may choose to provide one, some, or all of the components as part of its program, depending upon its unique regional needs. HAP gives counties flexibility in creating their programs because human service agencies based at the local level are intimately acquainted with the local human services network and the needs of the community. Locally, the Lycoming County United Way is a sub grantee for the Lycoming County Government that administers the program for Lycoming County.

HAP helps to assure that homelessness can be avoided, people who are homeless can find refuge and care and homeless and near homeless clients are assisted in moving toward self-sufficiency.


HAP Funding Provided to Lycoming County

HAP 16/17

HAP 17/18

HAP 18/19

HAP 19/20

HAP 20/21









For more information about the Homeless Assistance Program please visit www.dhs.pa.gov.



Applications are closed. Please watch for announcements and check back on this page for future opportunities.


Return completed application(s) to grants@lcuw.org. Request a return receipt. Identify your organization and application in the Subject line of your email.



HAP Instructions and Requirements - Revised July 2020

HAP CARES Act Supplemental Instructions and Requirements - July 2020


Any further questions should be directed to grants@lcuw.org.