Rent, utilities funding available to Venango Co. residents

From staff reports

Venango County has funding available to help county residents catch up on past due balances for rent, mortgage, and private utilities.

The funds can also provide relief for the months ahead.

In response to the pandemic, Venango County as well as Cranberry Township and Sugarcreek Borough have made funding available from their Community Development Block Grant coronavirus response programs to assist low- to moderate-income households recover from disruptions to incomes by paying up to three months of rent, mortgage, and utilities.

This program also allows for the payment of any such costs currently in arrears.

Venango County households at or below 80% of the area median income are eligible for this assistance.

Applications are available to download at the county website at by selecting “planning” then “community development” from the “departments” drop-down menu at the top of the page.

For more information, contact community development planner Joshua Sterling at the Venango County Regional Planning Commission, at (814) 432-9547 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.