Project New Start

This program can assist with past due rent, utilities or mortgage payments up to $1,500. It can assist with security deposits up to $750.

Applications are not being accepted for any other categories of assistance.

Click here for a printable application.

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

If you are a homeowner seeking assistance please go to the Pa. Homeowner Assistance Fund:

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

  • Security Deposits

**If you do not provide all of the documents requested there will be a delay in processing.**

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 other proof from landlord.

  • 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.


Distributions will be paid directly to the landlord, mortgage holder or utility company. 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.