COVID-19 Resources for Residents
Housing Stabilization Program
The Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) is a housing crisis intervention program that provides one-time or short term (up to 3 months) financial assistance to households who are facing a temporary, non-reoccurring housing crisis. A limited amount of funding is also available for homeowners to assist with mortgage payments.
City of Pittsburgh residents in need of rental, utility or mortgage assistance should contact United Way 2-1-1. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages.
United Way can be contacted through one of the following:
- Text your ZIP Code to 898-211
- Dial 211 from your phone
- Call toll free at 1-866-856-2773
- By chatroom: http://pa211sw.org/
Housing Assistance Resources Portal (HARP)
New! The City of Pittsburgh launched the Housing Assistance Resources Portal (HARP) where users can search for housing-related programs and services. It helps those interested in renting, currently renting, interested in buying a home, currently owning a home, renting their property as a landlord, or currently experiencing homelessness.
This resource is made possible in partnership by the City of Pittsburgh, URA and Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.
- The United Way operates a free helpline called 2-1-1 for housing and other emergencies. Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit pa211sw.org for assistance.
The PA Housing Alliance is keeping an updated list of housing resources that includes mortgage loss mitigation and financial bridge loans, among other information.
- Comcast is adjusting its Internet Essentials Program to meet the needs of low-income residents while dealing with the crisis.
- Duquesne Light is waiving customers' late fees until at least May 1.
- Port Authority is offering reimbursement for riders with passes who must stay at home due to COVID-19. Riders can call the authority at 412-442-2000, visit the website at portauthority.org.
- The City of Pittsburgh’s Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) is offering its free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling virutally. The FEC helps clients take control of their debt, deal with debt collectors, improve their credit, create a budget, save, connect to safe and affordable financial products, and much more.
- Map of Free Food Distribution Sites in Allegheny County
- Humane Animal Rescue Pet Helpline & Resources
- Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh COVID-19 Response & Resources
- Resolve Crisis Network 24-Hour Help 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226)
- Peer Support and Advisory Network (PSAN)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255