Housing & Shelter

Search for a safe place to sleep, get help finding housing or staying in your home.

Shelters

Start with Allegheny Link

The Allegheny Link is a team of people at DHS dedicated to helping you find housing to fit your needs.

Call: 866-730-2368

Speak to a live person Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. If you call after hours, an automated message will give you a list of supports you can access right away.

Send an email

Intimate partner violence

Start with Women's Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh

24-hour Hotline: 412-687-8005

Text (SMS): 412-744-8445

Online chat: WCSPittsburgh Chat for Help

Women and children can be admitted 24/7 by calling the hotline. Pets can be temporarily housed too.

Get help paying bills or finding affordable housing

Start with the Allegheny Link

Call 866-730-2368 to speak to a live person Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. If you call after hours, an automated message will give you a list of supports you can access right away.

Send an email.

The DHS Housing Navigator Unit works with landlords and tenants to create more affordable housing options in the County. Check out its brochures, videos and links in Helpful Resources.

Find support to live independently at home

Start with SeniorLine

Call: 412-350-5460

Send an email.

We believe adults 60+ should be able to stay in their homes independently for as long as possible. A SeniorLine specialist will talk to you about services like meal delivery, home health services and more.

Other helpful resources

Have a question or concern about services?

DHS Director's Action Line specialists are available Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM.

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