ARE YOU IN NEED OF SHELTER? IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OF BECOMING HOMELESS IMMEDIATELY, PLEASE CALL THE HOMELESS HOTLINE: 1-800-810-4434
Montgomery County’s Department of Housing and Community Development “Emergency Services” page provides links to shelters for families and individuals, emergency, and transitional housing: https://yourwayhome.org/
Since 1983 the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance (I-FHA) has served as a leading provider of support to homeless families of Central Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Our Services include: Short-term emergency shelter, where families may stay for up to 90 days. Long-term transitional housing, where qualifying families may stay for up to two years. A community food cupboard.
The Women's Center of Montgomery County offers counseling services; information and educational Services; legal advocacy: court accompaniment; medical advocacy; and stalking intervention on college campuses.
Additional services include assistance with locating affordable and/or temporary housing, emergency cash assistance for victims escaping an abuser, assistance locating emergency shelter.
Hedwig House has recognized that safe, affordable, long-term assisted housing is an important need and want of its service population. The Hedwig House Community Living Program in Norristown became the first housing program for people with mental illness in Montgomery County. Hedwig House also began to address the housing needs of special needs individuals and families who are homeless or in the emergency shelter and transitional housing services in Montgomery County.
Bucks County’s “Services” page provides links to shelters for families and individuals, emergency, and transitional housing.
Shelter Providers of Chester County
Bridge of Hope BuxMont is not emergency housing. The application process is usually five to seven weeks in length and is dependent upon family suitability for the program and the availability of mentoring groups.Bridge of Hope BuxMont works with a participating family for a period of 12 to 24 months. After completion of the program (mentoring and counseling in financial management, life and career skills) participating families should maintain financial self-sufficiency, family stability and a network of natural supports. Fair market value housing is located by the participating family and BuxMont provides rental assistance on a decreasing basis over a 12-24 month period.
Montgomery County Housing Authority’s website. The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) administers a variety of housing programs in its quest to provide subsidized housing to low and moderate income individuals and families. MCHA owns and manages three family communities for residents located throughout the county.
A Service of the Bucks County Housing Group. Seeking an affordable rental in Bucks County? Renting in Bucks County? Links to low cost rentals.
The program partners multiple people in 2-3 bedroom apartments in order to lower the costs to each. The program serves transition aged youth (TAY), MH/DP consumers, D&A clients and the forensic population. Program participants must have a case manager or a peer specialist who is willing to actively support him or her in the program. Interested candidates for the program must be referred by their primary case manager or peer specialist. No third party referrals will be accepted.
Families who receive services from the Bucks County Housing Group are:
- Bucks County residents
- Single parents or couples who have primary custody of their children (Couples must be able to demonstrate that they have lived together prior to entry into program)
- Referred by official agency
- Willing to accept case management and abide by the rules and regulations of Bucks County Housing Group
- Able to care for themselves and their children.