Burns: $740,350 in additional funding coming to Cambria Co.

Funding for rental, utility assistance program

EBENSBURG, March 21 – Cambria County is set to receive an additional $740,350 in federal funding thanks to a state law enacted last year, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced today.

“This funding was originally given to another county, but was re-allocated to Cambria County based on need,” Burns said. “I’m always looking to make sure we’re getting our fair share, and making sure public funding is going where it’s needed – and not wasted somewhere else.”

?The Emergency Rental Assistance Program was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For eligible households, the program offers rental and utility assistance to help Pennsylvanians avoid eviction or loss of utility service.

The ?program helps households with paying rent, past-due rent balances (also known as arrears), utility and home energy costs, utility and home energy cost arrears, and other expenses related to housing.

Applications for most counties can be submitted online at www.COMPASS.state.pa.us.