Emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA) - Bucks

Bucks County Assistance Office

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Department of Public Welfare offers an Emergency Shelter Allowance, ESA, to help a homeless or near homeless family/individual to: stop eviction from your home/apartment or foreclosure of your house; find a long-term place to live; find a short-term place to stay.
Geographical AreaBucks
Intake ProcedureLeave a message with your name and a good phone number. Someone will return your call it may take up to a couple of days. Once your call is returned, callers will be interviewed with a 20-question screening tool that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete over the phone. Callers will then be called back by one of the coordinated assessment centers.
Helpful TipsClick here to see an overview of this program.
Client Information
Target PopulationHomeless
Age GroupAdults
EligibilityMust meet all income, resource, and non-financial guidelines.

The amount of assistance will depend on needs, situation, and emergency.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 800-362-1291
Physical Site Address 1 1214 New Rodgers Road
Physical Site City, State, Zip Bristol, PA 19007-2593
Hotline Phone 1-800-810-4434
Fax 215-781-3438
Web Address www.dhs.pa.gov
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Bucks County Assistance Office
This Service: Emergency Shelter Allowance (ESA) - Bucks
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Rent Payment Assistance (BH-3800.7000)