Resources

Category: Resources
Last Updated: Monday, 09 July 2018 Published: Monday, 02 July 2018
Written by ATA Admin

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

Resources Page

The following are housing related resources for the Allentown, PA area. If you know of a housing resource not currently listed, please email us the information at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 Housing Resources:

North Penn Legal Services: North Penn Legal Services is a nonprofit organization providing civil legal aid to low-income residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We provide legal assistance so that people can know their rights and free legal representation in non-criminal matters such as eviction from housing, discrimination, family law, and consumer protection issues. Address: 559 Main St Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Phone: (610) 317-8757

Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living: LVCIL provides housing counseling for people with disabilities who are living on limited income and may be at-risk of homelessness. Consumers work with an LVCIL Community Support Coordinator to understand their housing options and/or to receive the services they need to maintain stability. Services include: Intake, Housing Search, Case Management, Follow Along. Address: 713 N 13th St, Allentown, PA 18102 Phone: (610) 770-9781

Homeless Assistance Program: The Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) makes available a continuum of services to homeless or near homeless individuals and families. Rental assistance and housing case management is available to individuals and families who are qualified. Housing Case Management is overseen by Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) is the clearinghouse for rental assistance payments.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV): The mission of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley is to improve the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley offers many programs that assist individuals and families in a variety of ways. Address: 1337 E 5th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone: (610) 691-5620

Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities agencies serve at every point in the housing continuum: from quality project real estate development  to conducting homeless outreach.  From this wide perspective, we see the emotional, physical and financial toll being levied upon millions of families and individuals as a result of America’s affordable housing crisis. Catholic Charities works to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance for rent and utility payments. We also help to resolve issues that may lead to homelessness. Address: 900 S Woodward St, Allentown, PA 18103 Phone: 610-435-1541

Hispanic American OrganizationHAO's housing referral service places hundreds of families into affordable, decent housing every year. Last year HAO served 2,425 individuals with Housing Case Management Services. Extensive counseling on budgeting accompanies the service so that people can maintain their homes once they are moved in. Limited funds are available to offer rent assistance to families. Address: 462 Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18102 Phone: (610) 351-2292

The Lehigh Conference of Churches (Pathways): Pathways Housing Services offers a full spectrum of housing services designed for those who are homeless, about to be homeless, or in an unstable housing situation. Our case managers are problem solvers who advocate on behalf of those in need, connecting them to resources—including affordable housing, financial assistance, and social service programs—across the Lehigh Valley. We help individuals and families overcome obstacles through an innovative, coordinated, and personalized approach, streamlining what can be a confusing and time-consuming process for those seeking assistance. Pathways Housing Services is a regional leader in the provision of case management and cash assistance for households that are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Address: 1031 W Linden Street Allentown, PA 18102 Phone: 610-439-8653

Allentown Housing Authority: The Allentown Housing Authority provides several housing options for individuals, families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities, including designated buildings and communities throughout the City of Allentown. These include mutli-bedroom apartments for families and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for the elderly and disabled. Housing Programs: Public Housing - Including family housing and housing for senior citizens and person with disabilities, NSA - Neighborhood Strategy Areas, Housing Choice Voucher Program - Also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Address: 1339 W Allen St, Allentown, PA 18102 Phone: (610) 439-8678

Lehigh County Housing Authority: Lehigh County Housing Authority will provide affordable housing in the most efficient and effective manner to qualified individuals in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the County of Lehigh and/or any other entity providing funding for affordable housing programs. Address: 635 Broad St, Emmaus, PA 18049 Phone: (610) 965-4514

Alliance For Building Communities: To create community partnerships dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods by developing safe and affordable housing that fosters independent living and enhances the quality of life for seniors and families. ABC currently owns and manages rental housing for several hundred low-and-very-low-income families and senior citizens throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Address: 532 Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18101 Phone: (610) 439-7007

HUD: HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business. Address: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410 Phone: (202) 708-1112

Shelters:

Emergency Shelter Assistance Program: Emergency Shelter Assistance Program for homeless or near homeless people currently receiving welfare benefits: Under the age of 21 or have a child living with you who is under the age of age of 21? Receive any amount of cash assistance from the Department of Public Welfare? If the answer to both of these questions is "yes," you should call or visit the Lehigh County Assistance Office and apply for Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA). Lehigh County Assistance Office (DPW) 101 S. 7th St. Allentown, PA 18101 610-821-6509 

Allentown Rescue Mission: The Allentown Rescue Mission has been serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Lehigh Valley for more than 100 years. The Mission provides rescue, rehabilitation and restoration for homeless men in crisis through Christ-centered programs based on accountability and compassion. We are a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically-needed goods and services to homeless and impoverished men, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. The Mission is not a church, but does cooperate with many different churches that are concerned about poverty and homelessness. Address: 355 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18105 Phone: 610-740-5500

Allentown Warming Station: THE ALLENTOWN WARMING STATION HAS BEEN OPEN SINCE NOVEMBER 1, 2017 AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD LOCATION. THIS 38 BED FACILITY IS IN OPERATION FROM NOVEMBER 2017 THROUGH APRIL 15, 2018.  EVERLASTING LIFE MINISTRIES IS CONTRACTING WITH THE CITY OF ALLENTOWN TO OPERATE THE WARMING STATION FOR HOMELESS MEN AND WOMEN.  IT SERVES THOSE IN URGENT NEED.  THESE ARE UNSHELTERED HOMELESS PEOPLE, WITH NO PLACE TO SLEEP FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS; OTHER SHELTERS ARE FULL, PERSONAL CRISIS, ADDICTION ISSUES, MENTAL ILLNESS AND OTHERS. Base of Operations: 224 N. 6th St. Allentown, PA  18102 Phone: (610)776-4009

Safe Harbor: Safe Harbor Easton is a program-driven, transitional shelter for homeless single men and women. It is also a drop-in program for low-income adults, particularly those who have difficulty with the tasks of daily life. Address: 536 Bushkill Dr, Easton, PA 18042 Phone: (610) 258-5540

Victory House of Lehigh Valley: For over 30 years, Victory House has been a recognized leader in providing local homeless veterans and homeless men with opportunities to transition to independent affordable housing and to begin new lives.  Hope, compassion, dignity, and respect are paramount to attaining our mission. Address: 314 Fillmore St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone: (610) 691-3373

New Bethany Ministries: Our Transitional Housing Program is a short-term housing program for families referred via Lehigh or Northampton County. Families enrolled in the program live in our Transitional Housing Facility while they work with a Case Manager on action steps meant to move them towards self-sufficiency. Our Transitional Housing Program is one of the very few programs in the Valley that keeps families in tact as they work towards solving their homelessness (most Lehigh Valley organizations house dad separately from mom and the children). Families are reviewed after three months of the program, and can earn an additional three-month stay with positive action steps towards a more secure future. Address: 339 W 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone: (610) 691-5602

RoofOver Transitional Shelter: RoofOver provides long-term shelter to five families. In order to be found eligible, each family must currently reside in Northampton County, have at least one working adult, and must have custody of at least one child. Case managers work with each family to develop goals for future success including financial planning, education & employment, budgeting, and more. RoofOver accepts all family types. Address: 140 Bushkill Drive Easton, PA 18042 Phone: 610-253-4253

Sixth Street Shelter: To help families set and reach their goals through intensive and effective case management, in-house programming, and referrals to appropriate services. Turner Street Apartments and Ferry Street Apartments: To demonstrate that education and job training play an important and valuable role in the lives of families attempting to improve their lives and the lives of their children and future generations. Address: 219 N 6th St, Allentown, PA 18102 Phone: (610) 435-1490

Beall & Linny Fowler Hospitality House - Salvation Army: Provides shelter on an emergency basis to women and women with children. Address: 334 N 7th Street Allentown, PA 18102 Phone: (610) 432-0128

Third Street Alliance: Third Street Alliance for Women & Children offers shelter services for homeless women, women with children, and families. The women residing at Third Street Alliance have become homeless for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is as common as losing a job and having no support system or savings plan in place. Sometimes a debilitating disease takes its toll before disability benefits can be accessed. Sometimes the path is more complex, winding around alcohol and/or drug abuse before ending abruptly at homelessness. There are many, many reasons that women and families find themselves homeless and at Third Street Alliance there are just as many opportunities for them to get back on their feet. Address: 41 N 3rd St, Easton, PA 18042 Phone: (610) 258-6271

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley: Our Safe House/Shelter provides shelter for single women and for women with children in a communal living environment. We offer a temporary refuge where you may access options:  counseling, health, employment opportunities, housing information and individual advocacy, comfort and security. Children’s accommodations and programs are available. This emergency shelter is a safe place for victims of domestic violence where they may explore their options for approximately 30 days. Male victims are encouraged to call our helpline to learn how Turning Point may facilitate safe accommodations. The Safe House location is confidential and secure, with 24-hour staff coverage. To access Safe House services, individuals must first call our helpline at 877-438-4957. Address: 444 E Susquehanna St, Allentown, PA 18103 Phone: (610) 797-0530

Valley Youth House: The Lehigh Valley Shelter utilizes an individualized, brief counseling and crisis intervention model within a Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework. Services are provided by a culturally competent and diverse group of counselors and therapists. Services include case management, individual, family and group counseling, life skills education, adventure-based experiential education and recreational activities, and therapeutic follow-up and aftercare services. Nearly 100% of the youth report that they felt safe while living at VYH, staff were supportive and helpful, and there was a genuine investment in the young people served. Any young person experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Pennsylvania. (12 to 17) Address: 539 8th Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Phone: (610) 691-1200

American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley: The American Red Cross of Lehigh Valley-Bucks chapter serves residents of Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties. With a population of approximately 1.3 million people, our chapter provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving skills, and so much more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. Address: 3939 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104 Phone: (610) 865-4400