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Referral Resources for Housing Services Enquiries

Services for Homeowners or homebuyers


Home repair assistance:


URA of the City of Pittsburgh, for city residents:

Phone: 412 255-6600 Email: inforequest@ura.org Websites: https://www.ura.org/pages/homeowners https://www.ura.org/pages/homeowner-assistance-program


Allegheny County Home Improvement Loan Program (AHILP), for county residents:

Phone: 412 350-1043 Website: www.alleghenycounty.us/ahilp


PA Housing Finance Agency, (loans to state residents for energy efficiency improvements including roofs and windows):

Phone: 800 822-1174 Website: https://www.phfa.org/programs/repairs.aspx


Action Housing, for county residents, special programs for the disabled and weatherization as well as general repairs:

Phone: 412 281-2102 Email: ashull@actionhousing.org


Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Greater Pittsburgh residents, grants for general repairs:

Phone: 412 247-2700 Email: asisco@rtpittsburgh.org


Penn Hills Department of Planning, for Penn Hills residents:

Phone: (412) 342-1173 Email: cblackwell@pennhills.org


Hilltop Alliance, for Southside hilltop area residents

Phone: 412 586-5807 Email: roy@pghhilltopalliance.org


Dollar Bank (reverse mortgage loans for low income homeowners):

Phone: 412 901-3966


Liheap (for heating issues): Website: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/LIHEAP.aspx

Phone (business hours): 1-866-857-7095


Housing Counseling, including foreclosure prevention and pre-purchase


Action Housing:

Phone 412 281-2102

Urban League of Pittsburgh:

Phone: 412 227-4161 Email: hintake@ulpgh.org


Neighborworks Western PA:

Phone: 412 281-9773 Email: info@neighborworkswpa.org Website: https://www.neighborworkswpa.org/what-we-do/for-homeowners.html


Mon Valley Initiative:

Phone: 412 464-4000 x 4008 Email: dhodge@monvalleyinitiative.com


Services for the Elderly


Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging: 412 350 5460


PA Department of Human Services


Medical Assistance Website: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Medical-Assistance.aspx


Medicaid Independence Waiver:

Website: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Disabilities-Aging/Pages/Independence-Waiver.aspx

Phone: 717 787-8091


Phone for general service programs: 800 692-7462 or TTY/TDD 800 451-5886


COMPASS for multiple social service needs

Website: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome

Phone: 800 692-7462 or TTY/TDD 800 451-5886


Services for the Disabled


Transitional Paths for Independent Living: 724-223-5115

Allegheny County Nursing Home Transitions Program: 412-350-1344

Action Housing 412 281 2102

Residential Resources Inc. 412 642 9033

Also see Medicaid Independence Waiver above


Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Housing Authorities

Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh

Phone: (412) 456-5012 Email: Fulton.Meachem@hacp.org


Allegheny County Housing Authority

Phone: (412)355-8940 Email: fmags@achsng.com


Housing for Women


Sisters Place 412 233 2903

YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh 412 365 1922

AHRCO property management 412 687 6200

Hearth 412 366 9801

Dorothy Day Apartments 412 361 8114


For Women Escaping Violence

Women’s Center & Shelter (412) 687-8005 ext. 1; (877) 338-8255 (toll free)

Center for Victims (412) 482-3240

Crisis Center North Inc. (412) 364-5556

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (412) 431-5665


For Returning Prisoners:

Website: https://pa211.communityos.org


Emergency Shelters for the Homeless


Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter

(412) 321-4272


Northside Common Ministries

(412) 323-1163


Light of Life Rescue Mission

(412) 258-6100


Bethlehem Haven

(412) 391-1348


Woman Space East

(412) 765-2661


St Joseph's House-Hospitality

(412) 471-0666


Catholic Charities

(412) 456-6999


A Giving Heart

(412) 904-4888


Living Ministries

(412) 586-4663


Salvation Army

(412) 362-0891


East End Cooperative Ministry

(412) 361-5549


Hearts of the Homeless

(412) 335-5348


CHS Wood Street Commons

(412) 532-2120


Orr Compassionate Care Center

(412) 362-3550


Family Promise of Southwestern PA

(412) 921-2916


CHS

(412) 246-1600

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