NEW PROGRAM TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN PIKE COUNTY - Pike County Offers a New Temporary Rental Subsidy Program

The Board of Commissioners of Pike County has established a new rental assistance program called the Temporary Rental Subsidy Program. Information about this program can be found at or by contacting Robert Ruiz, Executive Director for Human Services at Pike County, at (570) 296-3434 or

Rental properties in Pike County are unaffordable to many low- and moderate-income households. There is a significant gap between the cost of housing and what some households can afford. The Temporary Rental Subsidy Program recipients will receive a monthly subsidy so that they pay no more than 30% of their monthly income toward housing costs – up to $500 per month for 12 months. To promote improved financial well-being, all participants in the program will receive case management services and develop a financial wellness plan. Applicants may qualify for the program if they pay more than 30% of their monthly income toward housing costs and have an income less than 100% of the area median income.

The Temporary Rental Subsidy Program was created as a result of a 2020 housing study prepared by Diana T. Myers & Associates which found that Pike County has the highest fair market rents in Pennsylvania.

These projects were financed by a grant from the Pennsylvania Housing and Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.