Residents at risk of losing their housing in Penn Township, Snyder County may be eligible to receive assistance. The Resident Subsistence Program is being offered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support hard-hit residents through the Community Development Block Grant-CARES Act (CDBG-CV). The grants can be used to pay rent or mortgage payments to prevent eviction or foreclosure and utility payments to prevent cutoff. Applications are now being accepted. The Union-Snyder Community Action Agency will provide the grants to Penn Township residents, as allocated by Snyder County. For more information or to set up an appointment, Penn Township residents should contact the Union-Snyder Community Action Agency by calling 570-374-0181, option 3. For Snyder County residents outside of Penn Township, the Union-Snyder Community Action Agency may be able to help through the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
All registered voters and encouraged to take part in the May 18th primary election, where they will have the opportunity to vote on four important ballot questions. Two of the ballot questions propose amendments to the state Constitution to address the state’s handling of future disaster emergency declarations. A third question proposes to amend the Constitution to add protections to the Declaration of Rights to specifically prohibit the denial or limitation of a person’s rights based on race or ethnicity. The fourth question is a referendum asking voters to weigh in on an existing low-interest loan program that benefits volunteer emergency services. The deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the May 18th primary is May 3rd. To Learn more about the ballot questions, click here.