Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania

CARES Rent Relief Program

The CARES Rent Relief Program (CARES RRP) was established to provide rental assistance to households experiencing job loss or substantial loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Program information may be found at


Eligible lessees must:
  1. Must reside in Jefferson County, and
  2. Have annual income at or below the area median income (see table), and
  3. Have become unemployed after March 1, 2020 due to COVID -19; or be experiencing 30% or more of a reduction in annual income resulting from reduced work hours/wages due to COVID-19, and
  4. Be at least 30 days past due on their monthly rent payments
CARES RRP Application Fact Sheet
# Persons Median Income
1 $45,500
2 $52,000
3 $58,500
4 $64,900
5 $70,100
6 $75,300
7 $80,500
8 $85,700

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the 3 applications/certifications provided below and W-9 form (The applications/certifications require both renter and landlord involvement).
  2. Submit the 3 completed applications/certifications and W-9 form (landlord) along with the required supporting documentation (as identified in the applications/certifications) by email to [email protected] or by mail to:
Community Action, Inc.
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawney, PA 15767.
Lessees will be notified whether their application has been approved.

For additional information, contact Community Action, Inc. at (814) 938-3302.