Resources for Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees and other New Americans

From the founding of Bucks County, immigrants have been an integral part of our history, economy, culture, and community at large. The founder of Bucks County and Pennsylvania, William Penn, was a migrant who sought the religious, economic, and political freedoms our Constitutional Republic is now based upon. This page seeks to connect New Americans with essential resources so they can effectively live, work, and learn in Bucks County.

**Disclaimer: The informational links and services listed on this guide may be created and maintained by non-County or non-governmental entities for which the County of Bucks is not responsible.**

  1. Affordable Housing
  2. Education
  3. Employment
  4. Food Assistance
  5. Health Care
  6. Finances and Property
  7. Supporting Organizations and Institutions
  8. Know Your Rights
  9. Apply for Citizenship or Immigration Services

Affordable Housing

Depending on your immigration status, Pennsylvania has affordable housing options:

Recently Resettled Refugees

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR): Housing assistance is coordinated through your resettlement agency within your first three months of resettlement in Pennsylvania. Assistance for your first three months of rent are provided for through the ORR. Find a resettlement agency in your area.

Other Non-citizen and Immigrant Populations

Pennsylvania County Assistance Offices (COAs): provides guidance for local housing options with a housing authority, public/Section 8 housing, homeless shelter or abuse shelter; or make a referral for federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing.

Non-citizens Living in Rural Areas

Rent assistance information is available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant program and the Rural Rental Housing program. The programs serve mixed households (having both US citizens and lawful permanent residents).

To learn more about resources for immigrants in Bucks County, please email the New Americans Advisory Commission at [email protected].