Pittsburgh Magazine – Applications are now being accepted for Allegheny County’s rent and utility relief program.
In order to qualify, applicants must be able to provide proof of loss of income or employment, COVID-related increases in expenses such as medical bills, or the inability to return to work if laid off prior to March 2020. Applicants must include documents proving where they live, their income and evidence they are in danger of eviction or that they are behind in their rent.
Applications are accepted online or through ACTION-Housing at 412-248-0021. Those without internet access can visit one of seven drop-in centers:
- Focus on Renewal in McKees Rocks
- Gwen’s Girls on the North Side
- Kingsley Association in Larimer
- Wilkinsburg Family Support Center in Wilkinsburg
- Greater Valley Community Services in Braddock
- South Hills Interfaith Movement in Bethel Park
- The Wander Building in McKeesport.
County officials say it will take about three weeks to process applications and those who are rejected will have the opportunity to appeal. The funding comes from nearly $80 million awarded to the county and city of Pittsburgh by the federal Department of Human Services.