Housing & Shelter
Search for a safe place to sleep, get help finding housing or staying in your home.
Start with Allegheny Link
Code Blue for Severe Weather Emergency Shelter – Find more information on emergency shelters during severe weather.
The Allegheny Link is a team of people at DHS dedicated to helping you find housing to fit your needs.
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 to help make a connection to homeless and housing supports, including emergency shelters and assessment for homeless housing programs.
Visit in person: Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Intimate partner violence
Get help paying bills or finding affordable housing
Start with 211 for Help with Bills
Call 211 from anywhere in Pennsylvania to be connected with a specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area.
For Affordable Housing Assistance, the DHS Housing Navigator Unit works with landlords and tenants to create more affordable housing options in the County. Learn more here..
Get in-home assistance
Start with the PA Independent Enrollment Broker
Learn more about the Area Agency on Aging.