Get help paying utilities and avoiding eviction

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – Apply for discounts on broadband service and equipment

The Low-Income Energy Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will make cash payments to your utility company. Read more about it and find out how to apply.

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance (LIHWAP) to help pay overdue water bills. Find out more.

The Dollar Energy fund gives grants to eligible families to pay utilities. How to apply

Find a COMPASS Community Partner to assist you with the above services.

Allegheny County Housing Authority – Find which public housing communities in Allegheny County have openings

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

McKeesport Housing Authority – Find information about housing in and around McKeesport for low-income individuals and families

HUD Affordable Apartment Search – Search by area and the number of bedrooms you need.

HUD Low-rent Apartment Search – Find apartments based on household income.

Go Section 8 – People with or without a Section 8 voucher can search for apartments.

AffordableHousingOnline – See Section 8 wait lists Allegheny County.

Affordable Search – Search for homes by neighborhood.

PAHousing Search – Allows you to search by neighborhood in Allegheny County and beyond.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program – Benefits eligible Pennsylvanians aged 65 and older; widows and widowers aged 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.

If there is a threat of eviction, but no legal action, call or text RentHelpPGH at 412-534-6660 (English) or 412-530-5244 (Spanish).

If there is a threat of eviction, and you’ve received notice of a pre-filing, contact Just Mediation Pittsburgh at 412-228-0730; please note that this program requires the participation of your landlord.

If there has been an eviction action filed, contact Neighborhood Legal Services at 412-255-6700.

Consider stopping by the Housing Stabilization Center at 415 Seventh Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh; Drop-in hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Get answers to questions about the eviction process and find resources to help from Eviction Lab.

The Allegheny County DHS Housing Navigator Unit works with renters and their landlords to help keep people in safe, affordable housing. Download a step-by-step guide through the eviction process.

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Older Adults

Allegheny County Nursing-care-facility Locator
Read about patient-care and building-safety at nursing-care facilities.


PA Personal-care-home Directory
Find an alphabetized list of all PA-licensed personal care homes according to zip code or region.


Senior Housing Non-subsidized Communities

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Immigrants & Internationals

Welcoming Immigrants Housing Project
Provides financial assistance to asylum seekers for things like rent, utilities, medical bills, and legal fees. The project is offered through the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Eastmont.
Email Pastor Linda Theophilus

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Veterans

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
24/7 place for veterans and their families to get information about VA homeless programs, health care and other services. Call 877-424-3838.


We Soldier On
Helps veterans their transition into civilian life including providing housing in various shelters. Call 866-406-8449


Veterans Leadership Program
Helps veterans find safe, affordable apartments close to public transit. Call 412-481-8200.