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Western Pennsylvania Housing Resources

PITTSBURGH — Safe, affordable housing is a concern for many families in the Pittsburgh area. If you or someone you know is in need of housing assistance we have several local agencies listed below. You will also find a map with contact information to each county housing authority in our area.

ACTION Housing, Inc.

ACTION Housing, Inc. has been providing quality affordable housing and related services to Western Pennsylvania for 63 years, according to its website.

You can contact them at (412) 281-2102 or by emailing ahi@actionhousing.org.

Community Human Services

The goal of Community Human Services is to assist everyone that approaches CHS for housing assistance, whether directly with one or more of the CHS programs or indirectly with referrals to agencies who will be able to provide the assistance needed, according to their website.

You can contact them at (412) 246-1600.

Help Initiative

The Homewood, East Hills, East Liberty, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, and Larimer Protection Initiative (HELP) is a comprehensive resident-driven initiative to protect, strengthen, and rebuild targeted East End communities.

They have a list of resources including assistance paying bills as well as housing help.

You can contact Help by filling out a form on their website.

Rental Assistance

If you need help paying the rent, there are several local agencies you can reach out to for assistance.

Pittsburgh Presbyterian Lazarus (412-323-1400) can offer financial assistance with mortgage foreclosures, rental evictions, utility bills, etc.

Careline from Catholic Charities (412-456-6999) is an option for emergency assistance.

Allegheny County Bureau of Hunger and Housing Services (412 350-4354) runs a homeless assistance program and provides rental assistance.

Emergency Shelter Allowance (412-565-2146) is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. This includes eviction prevention and money for rent.

You can find more options in this online resource guide: Pittsburgh Rental Assistance.

Pitt and Community Assistance Resources

The University of Pittsburgh has put together a resource list for students who are seeking housing, health and/or food assistance.

You can check out the list of resources HERE.

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

According to its website, the Housing Department at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is now accepting Rental Assistance Applications. Programs are offered for both families and individuals who are currently homeless and seeking assistance with a security deposit or are currently unable to afford rent.

To find out if you are eligible, look at the list of requirements on the Urban League website.

Map of County Housing Authority Offices in Western Pennsylvania

If you have additional resources you think should be included in this guide, email us at pittsburghgetsreal@wpxi.com