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Financial Assistance

 

Residents of Pennsylvania can seek assistance and a range of services for themselves and their families from professionally trained staff members at County Assistance Offices.

Luzerne County Public Assistance Office
205 South Washington Street
Wilkes- Barre, PA 18711-3298
Phone 570-826-2100
LIHEAP (570)-826-2041
LIHEAP (Crisis) (570)-826-0510
www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/CashAsstEmployment/003670281.htm

Rehab/Repair Assistance

Luzerne County has programs if you are looking to repair or rehabilitation your home.  The link below will give you more information about the program.
www.luzernecounty.org/

I Can’t Pay My Mortgage/Rent

If you cannot pay your bills, you need to look closely at your finances.  If you can eliminate unnecessary spending and start looking for help to find out how to can get out of your financial burden.  Here are the steps to take when you are unable to pay your mortgage:

  1. Contact your lender now
  2. Talk to a housing counsel agency
  3. Prioritize your Debt
  4. Explore loan workout solutions
  5. Are you eligible for disaster relief/military options?
  6. Beware of predatory lending schemes
  7. Frequently  Asked Question
  8. Try other Resources

www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/econ/econ.cfm

HEMAP Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies Luzerne County
CCCS of Northeastern PA
Pittston, PA 18640
401 Laurel Street
(570) 602-2227
1-800-922-9537

Commission on Economic Opportunity of Luzerne County
163 Amber Lane
Wilkes.Barre, PA 18702
(570)826-0510
1-800-822-0359

I Can’t Pay My Utilities

The Public Utility Commission requires utilities to have programs and protections that help low-income customers to keep their utility service. These programs may help you to pay utility bills or lower the amount of electricity or natural gas you use.

Commission on Economic Opportunity of Luzerne County
P.O Box 1127
165 Amber Lane
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-1127
Phone: (570) 826-0510
Fax: (570) 829-1665
www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/
www.puc.state.pa.us/General/consumer_ed/energy_asst_progs.aspx

I Can’t Get Out of Debt

If you need advice with getting out of debt you can contact a local counsel located in Luzerne County.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeastern PA
P.O. Box 531
401 Laurel Street
Pittston, PA 18640
Phone (570) 602-2227
Fax (570) 602-2238
Web Site: www.cccsnepa.org


 

 

 
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