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.

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 to help make a connection to homeless and housing supports, including emergency shelters and assessment for homeless housing programs.

Send an email

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

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 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.

Visit the 211 website.

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

Call: 844-824-3655

The Senior Line can provide more information.
Call: 412-350-5460
Send an email
A SeniorLine specialist will talk to you about services like meal delivery, home health services and more.

Learn more about the Area Agency on Aging.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA) FAQs

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.

Learn more about the Area Agency on Aging.

Area Agency on Aging (AAA) FAQs

Make fire safety improvements to your home

Start with the 311 Response Center

The Pittsburgh Fire Bureau will supply and install smoke detectors to any City resident that requests one.

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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