Project New Start

This program can assist with past due rent, utilities or mortgage payments up to $1,500.

The program can assist with security deposits, car repair/purchase or emergency home repairs up to $750.

Click here for a printable application.

If you need assistance with
past due rent in excess of $1500 please apply through SCCAP:

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 Mortgages, Rent or Utilities

  • Vehicle Repair/Purchase, Emergency Home Repairs, Security Deposits


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 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 cannot exceed 80% of the Area Median Income or $65,200 for a household of four.