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Housing Opportunity Fund

We strive to make Pittsburgh a more diverse,

vibrant city that is affordable to all.

 

To be eligible for URA's housing programs you must live in the City, or be purchasing a home in the City . To verify that your address is in the City, please enter your address here: City of Pittsburgh Map


 

Housing Stabilization Program

If you are in need of rental, mortgage, or utility assistance contact United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania for more information on the 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.  

Program Information

To see if you are elgible for the program, please contact United Way 2-1-1.  Calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages.   

 

By phone:

  • Text your ZIP code to United Way at 898-211
  • Dial 2-1-1 from your phone

 

By chatroom:

  • There is a chat window that is located in the bottom right corner of the screen of the website: http://pa211sw.org/    

 

By form on United Way’s website:

  • Go to United Way’s webpage: http://pa211sw.org/. There is a link at the top of the page that says “About us.” Hover over it to view a list of options. Click on “contact us.” From there, you can fill out the form to gain access to a Representative for services.  

 


 

Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program

The Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program (DPCCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers in the City who are interested in purchasing an existing or newly constructed residential unit.

Program Information

2020 HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

DPCC Application 

 

*Please submit your application to Victoria Jackson, Senior Program Assistant, at vjackson@ura.org.

 


 

Small Landlord Fund 

The Small Landlord Fund (SLF) provides funding to landlords with five (5) or less units for the preservation of existing affordable rental housing and / or the conversion of market/vacant housing to affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh.


The SLF is designed to increase the supply of decent affordable housing and to eliminate health, safety and property maintenance deficiencies as well as to ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards.

Program Information 

Small Landlord Fund Application

 

*Please submit your application to Victoria Jackson, Senior Program Assistant, at vjackson@ura.org.


 

Homeowner Assistance Program / Homeowner Assistance Program PLUS

The Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) and Homeowner Assistance Program PLUS provide up to $30,000 in financial assistance to eligible homeowners for rehabilitating and improving residential owner-occupied properties within the City of Pittsburgh. 

Funds must be used to address any major City Code violations prior to any general repairs.

Program Information

Home Repair Assistance Application

 

*Please submit your application to Victoria Jackson, Senior Program Assistant, at vjackson@ura.org.

 


 

Homeowner Assistance for Independence Program (HAPI)

The Home Accessibility Program for Independence (HAPI) is a grant program to assist homeowners with permanent disabilities make accessibility modifications for their homes.

Program Information

Home Repair Assistance Application

 

*Please submit your application to Victoria Jackson, Senior Program Assistant, at vjackson@ura.org.

 


 

Housing Legal Assistance 

The Center for Housing Opportunities has partnered with Neighborhood Legal Services to assist individuals in the following areas:

• Tangled-Title: Legal assistance up to $5,000 – If you own a home, but need the deed transferred to your name

• Eviction Prevention: Legal assistance up to $3,000 – If you are at risk of eviction, or are currently experiencing eviction and need legal assistance

Program Information

 


 

Rental Gap Program

The Rental Gap Program (RGP) provides loans to nonprofit developers or developers with nonprofit partners for the creation and/or preservation of affordable units. The RGP is designed to increase the supply of affordable rental units.

 


 

For-Sale Development Program

The For-Sale Development Program (FSDP) provides low-interest rate construction financing and/or grants to nonprofit developers or developers with nonprofit partners for the purpose of increasing the supply of affordable housing for homeownership.

The RFP for interested nonprofit developers or developers with nonprofit partners is available here.

 


For questions regarding URA Housing Programs please email hof@ura.org.

 

Additional Resources: 

2020 Area Median Income (AMI) Levels 

 

 

 

 

For more information on any of our programs, please call 412-255-6696 or email at hof@ura.org.

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