Project New Start

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Applications are also available at our main office.

This program provides assistance of up to $750 for:

  • past due rent

  • security deposit

  • utility deposit

  • utility shut-off notices

  • mortgage arrears

  • essential home repairs

  • vehicle repairs/purchase - if it is allowing client to obtain/maintain employment.


This program is funded through a one-time grant from Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and the funds are very limited.


Clients must be residents of Adams County. Client applications will include income and asset information which will be verified to determine the household’s income level. 

Clients will need to provide proof of their need before distributions are given.

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

  • 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.

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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