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Commercial Rent Relief Matching Program

The URA is offering a grant to landlords who agree to temporarily reduce the rent for a commercial tenant. The goal is to help struggling businesses survive the current restrictions on their operations by reducing their fixed costs in the short term.    

Grant Terms

Total Grant Amount:

  • Maximum of $1,200 ($400/month over 3 months or $200/month over 6 months)  

Match Structure:

  • URA will pay for 50% of reduction in rent  

Grant Structure:

  • Monthly payments over 3-6 months
  • Minimum of $100 per month  


  • No application fees    

Preference will be given to retail, food and beverage businesses  

Eligibility Requirements

Participating Small Businesses (Tenant):

  • Brick-and-mortar, locally-owned business in a CDBG-eligible neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh. See map here.
  • Must lease from an unrelated entity (i.e. the business owner cannot be the building owner).
  • Can’t have more than fifteen current full-time equivalent employees.
  • May not be banks, savings and loan associations, non-independently owned gas stations, multi-level marketing enterprises, used car lots,  adult entertainment establishments, beer distributors, non-profit organizations, check cashing outlets, or furniture and appliance rental stores. 
  • Must have been in existence for 12 months.  

Participating Landlord:

  • Must commit to a new rent reduction for 3 months to 6 months.
  • Property must be current on property taxes up to 2019, or be on a payment plan.  

Application process:

  • Simple online application can be filled out by either landlord or tenant, but both will be required to sign the grant agreement.
  • Business must demonstrate reduced revenues in months between April 2020 and present.  


If you have any questions, please email Kryn Sausedo, business strategy officer.

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