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Housing Services in Centre County

Emergency Housing / Homeless
Individuals and families seeking emergency shelter can contact the shelter below that best meets their needs:

  • Centre House – Shelter for men, women, and children. They can be contacted at (814) 237-5508
  • Centre County Women's Resource Center – Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter for Women and children (814) 234-5222
  • Centre County Youth Service Bureau Burrowes Street Youth Haven – Shelter for males and females aged 12 to 17 years old. They can be contacted at (814) 234-2100
  • Centre County Youth Service Bureau Stepping Stones – Assist males and females aged 16 to 21 years old with emergency and transitional housing and case management services. They can be reached at (814) 234-2791.
  • Out of the Cold: Centre County – Assists homeless individuals ages 18 and up who are homeless during the months of October – May. Local churches provide overnight stays as needed to those seeking help. For assistance, please contact OOTC at (814) 852-8864.

Homeless & Near-Homeless (Eviction)
Individuals/families seeking financial assistance to resolve eviction and/or foreclosure or to move into a unit due to homelessness could be eligible for the Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program (RAP). This program, provided by funding through the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) via the Department of Human Services (DHS), is coordinated by Centre County Government's Office of Adult Services. This assistance is a one time rent, security deposit, and/or mortgage payment to resolve arrearages or move into another unit due to homelessness. Funding is limited and available on a first come first serve basis for individuals/families deemed eligible. RAP opens at 9:00 AM on the first business day of each month. RAP closes as soon as funds are depleted for the month.

Bridge Housing

Bridge is a transitional housing program that is a time-limited, supportive living arrangement that offers rental subsidy and case management. This program prepares clients to be successful in securing and maintaining permanent housing. Funding is provided by the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) via the Department of Human Services (DHS)

Rapid Re-Housing
The Rapid Re-Housing program is administered by Housing Transitions and provides assistance to individuals and families who are "literally homeless". If deemed eligible, this supportive living arrangement offers rental subsidy and case management to prepare clients for long-term success. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Housing Case Management
Housing Case Management provides service coordination to assist residents with obtaining and maintaining affordable housing. The service includes life skills, referrals, budgeting, and assistance with finding available resources in our community. Funding is provided by the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) via the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Section 811 Housing
Section 811 Housing consists of units specifically designed for individuals between the ages of 18 to 61, and who have been diagnosed with some type of disability. They must be medicaid eligible or have Medicaid. Clients are prioritized by their current living situation; (1) institutionalized (and preparing to re-enter their community) or (2) at high risk of institutionalization, and finally, (3) living in a congregate care setting and desires to live in the community. Individuals who are eligible and move into a Section 811 housing unit will also receive wrap-around case management services. Centre County Government's Office of Adult Services is the County's Section 811 Local Lead Agency.

Other Resources

Housing Authority of Centre County can be reached at (814) 355-6750.
Housing Services in Centre County Guide
Centre County Housing List: Contact list for affordable landlords and programs.