Homeless Department

Journey Program

  • Rapid Re housing for 18-25 years old who have a diagnosed mental or physical disability

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

Housing Counseling Program


Mortgage Delinquency Counseling

Foreclosure Prevention

Pros & Cons of Financing

HEMAP (Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program)

Alternatives To Housing

Educational/Outreach Services

Take Charge of Your Money


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)



Rental Counseling

Assistance locating, securing, and maintaining rental property.

  • Budget Counseling
  • Understanding Lease
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Advice on Low-income Housing
  • Eviction Rental Assistance

Pre-Purchase 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


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 participants bill and other financial obligation are kept current.

Who Do We Help?

  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Social Security
  • Social Security Disability Income

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.


The Blair County Community Action Program (BCCAP) serves 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 with are used to determine client eligibility. Please call the Weatherization Office at


The Mountain Lion Backpack 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