Schweyer: CARES Act applications for renters and homeowners will be available next week

HARRISBURG, June 22 – Homeowners and renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to access applications for federal CARES Act assistance next week, according to state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many Pennsylvania families to face extremely difficult financial burdens,” Schweyer said. “We need to make sure these hardworking people are able to get the financial assistance they need quickly to ensure they keep a roof over their heads.”

According to Schweyer, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency will have applications for CARES Act assistance available for renters and homeowners on Monday, June 29. Those applications can be submitted on July 6. 

Renters who qualify may receive assistance equal to 100% of their monthly rent up to $750 a month for a maximum of six months of assistance for the time period between March 1 and Nov. 30. The assistance available for homeowners who qualify may be up to $1,000 a month for a maximum period of six months.

Applications and qualification requirements can be found at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's website,