Courtney Cuvo | Victaulic
ASSIST is an emergency support program that provides vouchers for financial assistance, information and referrals to a wide variety of community resources. It helps people living in poverty meet their basic material needs so that they have a stable foundation on which to build toward self-reliance and upward economic mobility.
Our ASSIST Case Manager helps clients navigate the complex system of housing, emergency shelter, rent/mortgage/utility assistance, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and other resources. The ASSIST office is located in our Fowler Literacy Center building at 200 Ferry Street in Easton.
ProJeCt is part of the Pennsylvania Continuum of Care, and utilizes Coordinated Entry / Pennsylvania 2-1-1 to assist those who are at-risk of homelessness. Pennsylvania 2-1-1 East is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Northampton County residents with the health and human services they need.
You can reach 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or (855) 567-5341. 2-1-1 is not intended for emergency use. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
ERAP - EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
For assistance with eligibility and applications based on residence contact the following:
City of Easton contact: ProJeCt of Easton 610-258-1100 Ext. 13.
City of Easton as well as Glendon, West Easton, Wilson, and Williams Township, call: Easton Area Neighborhood Center 610-253-4253
Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hellertown, and Lower Saucon Township, contact: New Bethany Ministries 610-691-5602 Ext. 217.
All other municipalities of Northampton County call: Third Street Alliance 610-438-1244.
If you do not reside in Northampton County, please click here and choose your county.
Please review the eligibility and application steps below before completing the application:
You must meet all eligibility criteria:
1. You must be a renter, residing in Northampton County.
2. You must qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income.
3. You have had at least a 30% reduction in annual income due to COVID-19.
4. Your gross household income must be at or below the income levels noted below.
Household Size Maximum Yearly Income
The following information is required to proceed with an application. Information to be supplied by the renter:
Renter Application: Print or Download here. Must be signed prior to submission.
Copies of photo identification for all adults in the household.
Copy of written lease or, if lease is a verbal agreement, you must complete the Landlord and Renter Certification, with both sections completed and two signatures. Print or Download here.
Documentation of ALL household gross income:
Letter from PA Unemployment showing weekly benefit (if you became unemployed due to the pandemic)
Last paystub prior to becoming unemployed (if you became unemployed due to the pandemic)
Most recent paystub for any working household members
5. If requesting utility assistance, provide copies of the most recent bills. Eligible utilities include:
Documents to be completed by the landlord:
Landlord Application - Print or Download here. Must be signed prior to submission.
W-9 Form - Print or Download here. Must be signed prior to submission.
Proof of ownership of the rental unit.
*Acceptable proof of ownership documents include but are not limited to, a copy of the property deed, sales contract, most recent property tax receipt, a copy of the mortgage, or proof of homeowner’s/hazard insurance from the most recent year.
If you select to receive rental payments via Direct Deposit, please complete the ACH Authorization Agreement. Print or Download here.
All documents must be provided to ProJeCt of Easton to begin the application process.
Please call 610-258-1100 Ext 26 with any questions or when documentation is completed.
Courtney Cuvo | Victaulic
EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES
INFORMATION & REFERRALS
ProJeCt helps clients navigate and connect to community resources and provides information and case
management as needed.
While we do not operate a shelter,
we may provide referrals to local
shelters, or temporary hotel vouchers
to qualified individuals and families.
EYE EXAMS & GLASSES
Individuals and families without vision insurance or the ability to obtain eye exams may qualify for one exam and one pair of glasses.
We may provide one month's rent to
those who qualify. Applicants must
provide documentation and demonstrate their ability to sustain housing once assistance has been provided.
Seniors age 60+ may qualify for
assistance paying their home
heating fuel bill. Limited metered
utility assistance (includes gas,
electricity, water, and sewer service)
is also available for qualified
individuals or households
ProJeCt operates the largest Full
Choice Food Pantry in Northampton
County. Northampton County
residents without the ability to
purchase enough food may receive a
3-4 day supply of food once per month.