Project New Start

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Applications are also available at our main office.

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, llowing 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:

  • Most recent bank statement.

All applicants must provide proper verification of your request.


For past due rent: Provide copy of lease and lease violation or written notice from landlord

For past due utilities: Provide copy of utility shut-off notice or overdue bill

For mortgage: Provide copy of mortgage statement showing past due amount

For security deposit/first month’s rent: Provide copy of lease or letter from landlord and landlord’s contact information.

For vehicle repairs: Provide written estimate from mechanic on letterhead with mechanic’s contact information

For vehicle purchase: Provide written invoice from dealership or individual with their contact information.

For home repairs: Provide written estimate from contractor on letterhead with contractor’s contact information



Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted.

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


Households are limited to one $750.00 distribution in a 12-month period.


Households cannot exceed 100% of the Area Median Income. See the chart below.

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