Project New Start

We are NOT currently accepting applications for Project New Start.

You must be a resident of Adams County to qualify for Project New Start.

Project New Start provides financial assistance to help with:

  • Past Due Rent/Mortgages 

  • Past Due Utilities

  • Vehicle Repair/Purchase

  • Emergency Home Repairs 


Maximum assistance per applicant is $750.00.


Any financial assistance through Project New Start will be awarded in the form of a check written directly to the appropriate recipient (such as the landlord, mortgage company, utility company, contractor, auto garage, dealership). The financial assistance is NOT given directly to the applicant. We do not guarantee the approval of your application.



**If you are a participant in Adams County Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, please sign the release form attached to the application, allowing us to exchange documents with the voucher department related to your identity, income and assets.**


If you are not a voucher participant, please provide copies of:

  • Social Security Cards for all household members

  • Photo identification for the head of household


AND provide proof of your income in the form of:

  • Social Security Award letters

  • Unemployment Compensation Award letters

  • Child Support Statement

  • Paystubs


AND provide proof of your assets in the form of your most recent bank statement.

All applicants must provide proper verification of your request.


Distributions related to rent, mortgage, security deposit, home repairs, etc. must be for a residence in Adams County. At a minimum the following documents must be submitted with the client’s application:

  • For past due rent: lease violation or notice to quit; letter from landlord stating payment will prevent eviction for at least 30 days; copy of lease.

  • For security deposit: copy of lease or other written proof from landlord.

  • For past due mortgage: notice from mortgage company.

  • For past due utilities: shut off notice or past due notice.

  • For home repairs: written estimate from contractor.

  • For car repairs: written estimate from mechanic.

  • For car purchase: written invoice showing vehicle’s purchase price.


Distributions will be paid directly to the landlord, mortgage holder, utility company, contractor, mechanic, or auto dealer. A W-9 form will be required where necessary. PICPI may request further documentation to verify a need or vendor.

The submission of an application does not guarantee that your request will be approved.


Households are limited to $750.00 of assistance in a 12-month period.


Households cannot exceed 100% of the Area Median Income or $85,800 for a household of four.

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