A Place to Call Home (Emergency Resource Reference Sheet)
Last Updated November 17, 2023
This reference sheet is intended to be a guide to help anyone who is homeless obtain and maintain a place of their own. This information was originally compiled into a booklet in cooperation with the Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the author Thomas King (passed away in 2009). This article is under constant revision, therefore any corrections and comments can be submitted to the Mental Health Association, 1101 Peach Street, Erie, Pa.
We hope it can prove beneficial to all.
Important Note: Applicants will be asked to supply some or all the information listed for persons who will be living in the residence. To receive some services, applicants will need to be considered homeless.
- Birth Certificate or Residence Status
- Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Income Verification
- Past Jobs (If Any)
- Past Landlord References (If Any)
Expect to be placed on a List. Expect a Credit and/or Background Check. Remember that some applicants might have preference depending on:
- Age (Several categories or levels)
Important things to determine before renting:
- Rent (+ Utilities) or (with Utilities Included)
- Furnished or Unfurnished
- Appliances and/or Laundry Hook-ups
- First Months Rent and/or Deposit
Also check your local telephone YELLOW PAGES for apartment listings.
Feel free to access the resources below to find the services you are in need of.
- Housing Opportunities
- Emergency Shelters
- Emergency Financial Help
- Emergency Food
Questions about this Reference Sheet
Telephone Number for the Mental Health Association in Erie (814) 452-4462.