Full list of Allegheny County resources.
You may be eligible for housing/utility assistance under the Emergency Rescue Plan Act if you have experienced hardship due to Covid-19.
View our infographic or visit https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/
to see if you are eligible.
The Lazarus Fund
901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Lazarus Fund through the Pittsburgh Presbytery – Can assist up to $200 specific to back-rent or utility assistance. Call and provide name, phone number and address to be directed to the nearest church for application information.
PA Department of Human Services
301 5th Avenue, Suite 470
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 565-2146
DHS Emergency Shelter Allowance – Specific to anyone who receives some sort of assistance through DHS (eg. food stamps or medical assistance). Can provide up to $400 in assistance to stop a homeless or near-homeless person from being evicted.
Bethlehem Haven Safe at Home
Phone: (412) 391-1348.
Bethlehem Haven – Safe at Home Program – Offers monetary assistance to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. (Prioritizes females 50+ who are facing eviction, with kids in the home who are 10 and under. Small pool of funding for single custodial fathers).
305 Wood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
YWCA – women’s resource center. One-time grant for anyone identifying as female, of up to $500. Has to be the LAST $500 to resolve the issue (so if you are reaching out to other resources, do this one last). Not specific to utilities or back rent, is more broad.
Neighborhood Legal Services
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3757
A non-profit, public interest law firm to provide civil legal assistance to poor and vulnerable residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties. Offers a toll-free number to call for free legal assistance.
Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit credit counseling agency that helps consumers take control of their financial lives through credit counseling, debt consolidation, and financial education.
Credit card issuers are offering assistance programs for cardholders who may be financially affected by the outbreak. These programs can help you remain in good standing with your issuer in the short-term and safeguard your credit score from long-lasting effects.