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Support Resources

These are 3rd party resources that are not affiliated with Hilltop Alliance.

Housing Related Assistance

The PA Housing Alliance

The PA Housing Alliance is keeping an updated list of housing resources that includes mortgage loss mitigation and financial bridge loans, among other information. 

Housing Assistance Resource Portal

The Housing Assistance Resources Portal (HARP) for the City of Pittsburgh is a guide that offers housing-related resources whether you are interested in renting, currently renting, interested in buying a house, a current home-owner, a landlord, or currently experiencing homelessness. This tool is meant to be representative and inclusive of all City of Pittsburgh residents, in every neighborhood, from every income level and every community. 

Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund

Local homeowners impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance of up to $30,000 through a program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship may qualify for mortgage and housing-related expense assistance to address delinquency and avoid default, foreclosure, or displacement. Assistance includes mortgage payments, the cost of utilities and delinquent property tax payments. For more information visit the PAHAF site or email

Housing Stablization Program (URA)

The Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) is a housing crisis intervention program that provides one-time or short term (up to 3 months) financial assistance to households who are facing a temporary, non-reoccurring housing crisis. A limited amount of funding is also available for homeowners to assist with mortgage payments.


City of Pittsburgh residents in need of rental, utility or mortgage assistance should contact United Way 2-1-1. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages. United Way can be contacted through one of the following:

  • Text your ZIP Code to 898-211

  • Dial 211 from your phone

  • Call toll free at 1-866-856-2773

  • By chatroom:

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OwnPGH- First Time Homebuyers

Down Payment Assistance for First-Time Homebuyers in the City of Pittsburgh from the URA. The OwnPGH Homeownership Program (OwnPGH) provides up to $90,000 to first-time homebuyers seeking to purchase a home within the City of Pittsburgh.

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Lead Safe Homes Program

To be eligible, families must:

  • Be homeowners or renters in Allegheny County

  • Live in a home built before 1978

  • Have a child under 6 who lives in or regularly visits the home or a pregnant woman who lives in the home

  • Meet applicable income limits

The Program provides the following services free of charge to eligible families:

  • Lead paint testing throughout your home

  • Home repairs to address all lead hazards

  • Lead safety education

Want to see if you qualify? Call 412-227-5700.



Get Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost when you qualify for and enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). You’re eligible to participate if you (or someone in your household) meet one of the following requirements: Your entire household income is at or below twice the federal poverty level (for example, $55,500/year for a family of four, $27,180/year for an individual) AND/OR you participate in certain federal assistance programs such as Lifeline, SNAP/EBT, Medicaid, or free and reduced-price school lunch.

Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation

If you lose your job through no fault of your own or if you are working less than your full-time hours. If you qualify, you will receive money for a limited time to help you meet expenses while you seek new employment. 

Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority

Call 412-255-2423 (press 5) to see if you’re eligible for help paying your monthly water bill. Learn more.

CAP/LIHEAP Columbia Gas

If you qualify for federal, state or local income-eligible payment assistance programs, you could receive help paying your bill. Learn more

Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Allegheny County Crisis Support

  • Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN)

    10:00 a.m. – Midnight

    1-866-661-WARM (9726)

  • Resolve Crisis Services

    24 hours/7 days a week


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For People in Recovery

  • Alcoholics Anonymous is offering virtual meetings online. Learn more.

  • Narcotics Anonymous is doing the same. Learn more.

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a hotline — 1-800-662-HELP (4357) — for anyone who needs it. Pennsylvania has a number of hotline options as well.

  • Addiction Center offers online treatment counseling, rehab placement and insurance/financial consultations for those seeking help. Learn more

Find Help

Use this online tool for to search for free or reduced cost services like financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost . Learn more.

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Food Access

Food / Nutrition

    • Four Centers to Offer Meals for City Schoolchildren, including Warrington Rec Center. Learn more.

    • 412 Food Rescue assists with delivering food to residents unable to leave their homes – (412) 407-5287. Learn more.

    • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank located in Duquesne– (412) 460-3663. Learn more.

    • Just Harvest assists with applying for SNAP among other resources – (9 am-5 pm) at (412) 431-8960 x 60. Learn more.

The Brashear Association

    • The Brashear Association is offering a grab-n-go food pantry. Residents must call and register over the phone at 412-431-2236. They will be assigned a day to pick up pre-bagged groceries. The pick-up days are Tuesday and Thursdays from 12 pm - 4:30 pm. The location is at The Brashear Center, 2005 Sarah Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

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State Assistance and Support


​COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information. 

Benefits Data Trust Launch-PA Hotline

Benefits Launch-PA Hotline a one-stop hotline that you can use to help get numerous types of resources for you and your family. You can give them a call at (844) 876-5596 to get started. The resources that you can get through the hotline include: SNAP Medicaid Childcare Subsidies PACE (Prescription assistance for the elderly) Medicare Part D CHIP Property Tax/Rental Rebates Homestead Exemptions. Learn More.

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Mon Valley Unemployed Committee - Unemployment Compensation (UC) Claims Assistance

Mon Valley Unemployed Committee provides aid to dislocated workers by unemployment claims assistance and general information on the UC claim process such as defining eligibility terms, providing information on social help programs, organizing volunteers and workers in community forums, acting as an advocate for social reform.

If you have a specific situation and need help, but do not see any above that could help, please contact our Outreach Specialist Aimee

Email: Phone: 412-586-5807 ext. 7

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