Homeless Department 

Rapid Re-Housing 

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

Call the Homeless Department for more Details 814-946-3651

Housing Counseling Department

Financial Literacy Classes Every Tuesday Starting @ 9:00 a.m

Please Call 814-946-3651 For Reservations ask For the Housing Counseling Department

Educational/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 Programs)

Budget Counseling

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

Rental Counseling

  • Budget Counseling 
  • Assistance on locating an apartment 
  • Securing an apartment 
  • maintaining rental property

Pre-Purchase Counseling

  • Budget Counseling 
  • Overcoming obstacles which may be preventing homeownership
  • Home-buying procedures
  • Budget Counseling
  • No Money Saved
  • 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

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 obligation are kept current.

We Help Those Who Receive: 

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

Employment Transportation

This program is designed to assist qualifying individuals who need assistance with travel to and from work or job interviews. In order for an individual to qualify for services, they must live and work in Blair County, fall within income guidelines set forth by the program, not have reliable transportation available during working hours and must live or work outside of the normal bus route or normal bus hours.

For more information please call 814-946-3651 ask for The Transportation Case Manager 


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 which are used to determine client eligibility.

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

Address: 2001 8th Ave Altoona Pa 16602

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