Housing Services Department

Rapid Re-Housing

  • Provides services to families and/or individuals who are homeless or literally homeless:
  • Category 1 Literally Homeless
  • Category 4 Fleeing or attempting to flee Domestic Violence

Homelessness Prevention

  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance

Substance Use Disorder

  • Provides services to families and/or individuals that have been diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder
  • Housing Stability
  • Employment/Financial Services

Education/Outreach Services

  • Beginners budgeting
  • Credit basics
  • ID theft
  • Fair Housing Laws
  • A Guide to Renting
  • Predatory Lending
  • Home-buyer Education (certificate awarded)
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • PREP (Prepared Renters Program)

Budget Counseling

  • Beginners’ budgeting
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Advice on Low-income Housing
  • Eviction Rental Assistance

Rental Counseling

  • Budget Counseling
  • Assistance with Locating an Apartment
  • Securing an Apartment
  • Maintaining Rental Property

Pre-Purchase Counseling

  • Budget Counseling
  • Overcoming obstacles which may be preventing homeownership
  • Home-buying Procedures
  • Credit Education
  • Fair Housing Laws
  • Predatory Lending

Post-Purchase Counseling

  • Budget Counseling
  • Understanding Your Mortgage
  • Preventing Mortgage Delinquency

Mortgage Delinquency Counseling

  • Budget Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Pros & Cons of Financing
  • HEMAP (Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program)
  • Alternatives to Housing

Call the Housing Services Department for more details at 814- 946-3651

SSI Representative Payee Program

The SSI Representative Payee Program provides assistance to SSI recipients who are unable to manage their own finances.

The program ensures that participant’s bills and other financial obligations are kept current.

We Help Those Who Receive: 

  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Social Security
  • Social Security Disability Income
  • Retirement Benefits















The Blair County Community Action Program (BCCAP) Services Blair County with residential weatherization services for low-income individuals.

BCCAP Weatherization and Energy Services is comprised of three separate residential weatherization programs. Each program has specific criteria that are used to determine client eligibility.

For Questions Please call the Weatherization Office at 814-946-5100


Mountain Lion Back Pack Program

The Mountain Lion Backpack Program is “Equipping students to be physically and mentally prepared to learn.” The MLBP Program feeds over 1,200 Altoona Area Elementary school children every week. The program is part of the national Feeding America Network BackPack Program.  For more information please visit

Mountain Lion Back Pack Program Facebook

Mountain Lion Back Pack Program Website