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Housing Stabilization Program

A housing crisis intervention program

The Housing Stabilization Program provides one-time or short-term financial assistance to households who are facing a temporary non-recurring housing crisis. City of Pittsburgh renters may receive up to $6,000; and homeowners may receive up to $6,000 in housing assistance.

What assistance does the HSP offer?

  • Move-in assistance

  • First and last month’s rent

  • Application fees

  • Security deposit

  • Utilities (arrears and upcoming)

  • Rent (arrears and upcoming)

  • Mortgage assistance (if not in Act 91)

*Maximum total assistance for renters is $6,000, and for homeowners is $6,000. Applicants can apply for the program once every 3 years.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Must be a renter or homeowner in the City of Pittsburgh

  • Renters must have income at or below 50% AMI and homeowners must be at or below 80% AMI. (See income chart below.)

  • Must develop a housing stability plan with a service provider

This chart shows the maximum annual income limits for the Housing Stabilization Program. Annual Gross Income = Total income received by the entire household, before taxes and withholdings.

Documents Required to Receive Financial Assistance

  • Identification (Driver’s license, state ID, passport, any photo ID)

  • Income Documentation (W-2, pay stubs, unemployment letter, letter from employer)

  • Proof of Need (Late/eviction notice, lease, utility bills)

Note: Translation services are also available. If you are seeking assistance because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be asked to document how the pandemic has affected your financial situation and housing stability.

How to Apply

By Phone:

Call 1-866-730-2368 to be screened for the Housing Stabilization Program. Calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available.

By Email:


In Person:

Human Services Building

1 Smithfield Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Monday through Friday 8AM – 7PM

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