Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce the award of a $9.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury to combat homelessness.
DCED will use the funding to continue its Community Mediation and Eviction Diversion Program (CMED) for tenant and homeowner eviction prevention as well as homeless assistance programming. CMED offers experienced mediators, emergency financial assistance and rapid rehousing to prevent homelessness. Housing services are free to low-to-moderate income households and owners of rental units housing low-to-moderate income tenants.
“The fallout from this pandemic has been wide-ranging from the immediate threat to public health to the long-term threats to our economy,” says Lamont McClure. “Northampton County is ready to assist residents with conflict management, financial support and educational services to prevent homelessness.”
Contact Information for Northampton County residents who need housing assistance:
For residents in Easton, contact either:
· Easton Area Neighborhood Center at 610-253-4253 or email Ross Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org
· ProJeCt of Easton at 610-258-1100 x13 or email Michael Banas at email@example.com
For residents of all other municipalities, contact:
· Third Street Alliance at 610-438-1763 or email Ziana Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org
For residents who are fourteen days or less away from losing their residence and have either a Notice to Quit or a Lockout Order Notice:
· Call 211 to be connected to the Northampton County Tenant Eviction Assistance program seeking rental assistance
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042