In 2020-21, through Bucks County Opportunity Council:
2,658 households avoided evictions
106 families moved out of homelessness
486 households received utility shutoff assistance (for electric, water, phone)
The focus of our Housing Services program is to help people in Bucks County overcome barriers (homelessness, eviction, or utility shutoff) to self-sufficiency and limit future need for help.
An experienced Self-Sufficiency Coach works with clients to assess the emergency, stabilize the situation and develop a plan to prevent future emergencies.
Individuals and families with annual household income at or below 200% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Income Guideline ($46,060 for a household of three and $55,500 for a household of four) may be eligible for one-time assistance to prevent or stabilize an emergency situation.
How Does BCOC Help?
How To Get Help
For Renters Behind on Rent or Utilities
The BERA Program provides rental and utility assistance to eligible Bucks County tenants impacted by COVID-19. Both tenants and their landlords are encouraged to apply – either party can start the application.
Other Housing Crises, call the Bucks County Housing Link: 1-800-810-4434
The Housing Link Helpline is the starting point for families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis in Bucks County. After a brief screening with our helpline staff, families and individuals are referred to services based on vulnerability and need.
For more information, see the Bucks County Housing Link website
All other assistance, contact the Bucks County Opportunity Council office location nearest you:
- Quakertown Client Services – 215-536-0353
- Doylestown Client Services – 267-733-0529
- Bristol Client Services – 215-781-2661
Or complete the Other Inquiries Contact Form