Nazareth Housing Services

empowering families through post-purchase housing counseling + the spirit of our mission

our love

+ a bit of elbow grease give relief

to families.




Nazareth Housing Services is part of a network of housing counseling agencies under contract
with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Counseling services are provided to clients free of charge. We participate in the Sustainable Housing Improvement Partnership together with Action-Housing Inc., The Pittsburgh Project, and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh.  Rooted by the CHFM Mission inspired by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, we coordinate and provide housing services to an average of 125 seniors and disabled persons annually. Nazareth Housing Services helps to keep families together and in-need homeowners safely in their beloved homes. Since 2004, we have assisted over 1,400 homeowners with repairs valued at over $1.7 million.

Housing Services Process Overview


We help people who do not have the funds to sufficiently maintain their home by:

  • Identifying maintenance problems through a home visit

  • Evaluating the scope of work needed

  • Determining appropriate solutions

  • Maintaining and sharing a list of reliable, professional contractors for homeowners’ use

  • Providing direct compensation to home repair professionals on behalf of eligible homeowners

  • Collaborating with volunteer agencies to find service groups to help complete many repairs

If we are unable to provide financial assistance we are committed to helping homeowners find additional financial resources.

Things to Consider

Are you unable to manage or pay for critical home repairs or improvements?

Are you having difficulty connecting with trustworthy, cost-effective contractors?

Do you think you or someone you know would benefit from our counseling services? 

Are you a contractor, donor, or agency representative that may be able to help our clients?

We know it can be hard asking for help, but we are here to guide and support you, and share our resources for the sake of your safety, health, comfort, and emotional well-being. Let's talk about your concerns and needs. Together we will find solutions. To get started, please complete and submit the Homeowner Intake Form


We address every major system in the house. We are looking to connect with additional local, small to medium sized contractors. We consider our network of licensed and insured contractors to be an important partnership in assisting the county’s most vulnerable homeowners. We contract for work year-round with a competitive bidding process in which, cost, workmanship, and availability play an important role.

If you are a contractor and would like to apply to be a part of our program, please complete & submit our Contractor Data Sheet. Also, please feel free to reach out to Karen Dickman at       412-931-6996 ext. 6514 or by email

"Nazareth Housing Services was there when nobody else was. Your services are such a blessing." 


generations together

if you need assistance with your home...

Call Karen Dickman at 412- 931-6996 x 6510 to get started. 

Thank you to all who supported and attended our 4th Annual Circle of Friends event–It was a beautiful and spirit-filled celebration!