The Bridge Housing Program provides low-cost interim housing, as well as counseling, case management, support and referral services for homeless, single-parent families who are moving toward self-sufficiency.
ICCAP has case managers who work with our various housing programs who assess household needs, makes appropriate referrals to agencies and programs, then follows up to assure that services were received.
Income-eligible Columbia Gas customers may contact Columbia Gas to determine eligibility for referral to ICCAP to arrange gas payments based on a percentage of their gross monthly income.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is food purchased by the US Department of Agriculture, who in turn makes the food available to state agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations. ICCAP determines the eligibility of applicants, distributes food and provides nutrition education to CSFP participants. Eligibility is limited to income-eligible senior citizens 60 or older.
This is for persons who have exhausted LIHEAP and Crisis Energy Assistance, and need further help with their gas, electric and water utility bills.
The Peoples Natural Gas Usage Reduction Program provides Dominion-Peoples Natural Gas customers with hot water tank wraps, low-flow shower heads, furnace tune-ups, attic and basement insulation, and other energy conservation measures, depending on gas consumption.
This program can help with a current one-month heating utility bill or a minimum fuel delivery. As funding allows, help is available once each year.
ICCAP has an ongoing food distribution program in convenient locations throughout the county, operated entirely by volunteers. A box of food is provided regularly to families to help stretch food dollars and provide good nutrition. There is also an emergency food pantry network throughout Indiana County to help those individuals not participating in an ongoing food distribution but in need of food on an emergency basis.
For more information and eligibilty please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-463-7440.
The Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) is an emergency loan program for homeowners who are 60 days behind on their mortgage payments and are facing foreclosure due to uncontrollable circumstances. The Homeowner must have received an ACT 91 (or Act 160) notice. Service areas include Indiana, Clearfield, Westmoreland, Jefferson, Armstrong, and Cambria Counties.
The Housing Assistance Program provides temporary financial help by paying rent and/or security deposits for those who are homeless or nearly homeless.
Helps people locate and keep safe and affordable housing; works with landlords and tenants to resolve problems. ICCAP's Housing Counselor is Indiana County's designated Fair Housing Officer and can offer information on tenant rights and discrimination laws. The program can also provide budgeting and life skills education to help cut expenses, stretch income and devise a money management plan.
ICCAP offers affordable permanent housing to eligible low-income families and individuals. There are ten one-bedroom units, eight two-bedroom units, and one three-bedroom unit that offer comfortable living at affordable rent.
Home buyer educational seminars for pre-purchase and pre-approved borrowers in the PHFA Keystone Home Loan and Keystone Home Loan Plus Programs.
The Pathway Homeless Shelter provides temporary emergency shelter and support services for families or individuals who have nowhere to sleep at night. Please call 724-248-9555 to check on space availablility and complete the referral process.
This program can greatly reduce the cost of monthly electric bills.
The Penelec Warm Program provides eligible Penelec customers with installed hot water tank wraps, low-flow shower heads and other energy conservation measures, depending on electric consumption.
Assists homeless individuals and family members achieve housing stability. The project provides assistance by leasing ten rental units, providing case management, budgeting and temporary transportation to participants.
Works with mental health consumers in Armstrong, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability payments. In the on going effort to improve consumers' ability to function independently, the program manages their Social Security benefits while assisting them in developing budgeting and banking skills.
This program provides job preparation classes to Indiana County residents referred by the County Assistance Office. Classes are devoted to training and employment. In addition to classroom instruction, intensive case management and job development are provided over an extended period of time.
Prescreening for persons with low or very low incomes who wish to buy or rehabilitate a property. To qualify, applicants must be credit worthy, meet the income guidelines, and be able to repay the loan. Property owners with very low incomes can qualify for a 1% loan to repair their homes under the Section 504 program. Grant funds are available only to homeowners 62 years of age or older who cannot repay any portion of the loan; these grants can only be used to correct health and safety hazards.
The Weatherization Program provides free installation of energy conservation measures to your home, such as weather-stripping for doors, window reglazing, caulking, hot water tank wraps, furnace tune-ups, basement and attic insulation and storm or replacement windows where needed. This service is available to low-income homeowners and renters, regardless of heating source.
Provides homeless intensive case management services to homeless individuals based on a developed service plan. Provide direct supportive services in order to resolve immediate household problems and work toward the long-term goals of self-sufficiency.