Emergency Shelter Program (Centre House):
Centre House provides shelter and food to clients who are homeless or in crisis. (Open to individuals over the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or legally emancipated.) The shelter is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and is staffed 24 hours a day. There is no charge to the client to stay at Centre House.
Housing Case Management Program:
Individuals and families have the opportunity to work with the Housing Case Manager to locate and secure affordable housing in Centre County. Families at or below 200% of poverty seeking affordable housing are eligible for these services. Families may be homeless, near homeless or relocating for various reasons.
Adult Services Case Management Program:
The Adult Services Program provides a “safety net” to Centre County’s human service agencies, for individuals between the ages of 18 and 60. Centre County residents who may require additional services to what is currently available through other agencies are served in this program.
Permanent Supportive Housing Program (Nittany House):
The Nittany House program provides permanent supportive housing to approved individuals and families who are homeless and have a serious and persistent mental illness diagnosis.
Emergency Food Pantry Program:
Our emergency food pantry can supply individuals or families with enough food for the weekend or until the food bank is open again. This program is separate from the shelter and does not supply the needs of the shelter but is available for anyone in Centre County.
Transitional Housing Program:
Time limited housing for approved individuals and families who are coming out of shelter. HTI has 2 Bridge Housing units and 6 Supportive Housing units at scattered locations in the State College area. HTI pays the rent to the landlord and is considered the tenant.
Home Buyers Program/Community Housing Development Program:
Works with individuals who may want to purchase a home within the Borough of State College and involves pre-determination of loan eligibility, assistance with any issues regarding not so good credit or credit reports, budget and credit counseling, a homebuyers education class, etc.
Supportive Services Only Case Management Program:
This program provides Case Management services to individuals who are homeless to assist them in obtaining/remaining in permanent housing with the goal of increasing or maintaining income and to
improve independent living skills.
Rent-Reduced Apartments for Income-Qualified Households:
Apartments, located in the State College Borough on Kemmerer Road and Homan Avenue, are available for lease to income-qualified households. Section 8 is accepted at both locations. Qualification is based on income verification and size of household.
Foreclosure Prevention Program:
ATTENTION: This program will not be accepting new applicants until further notice. In the meantime, please contact Consumer Credit Counseling or Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) for other options.
The Foreclosure Prevention program works with homeowners in Centre County to prevent mortgage default and keep families and individuals in their homes. Our counselor works directly with homeowners to coordinate financial and mortgage counseling and negotiating payment plans with lenders, often utilizing available federal and state programs. No fee is charged for these services.