Pittsburgh Housing

Housing Information in Response to CoViD-19

Updated March 27th, 2020

Evictions/Eviction Prevention

Updated March 26th, 2020

For "cases scheduled from March 17, 2020 through April 14, 2020": Execution of Orders for eviction or possession of residential properties in Allegheny County are stayed.
Please read the Order of Court for full information.
Updated Mar 26th, 2020: Order of Court

The Urban League of Pittsburgh Rental Assistance
Please see Urban League for full information.

Multiple Mutual Aid efforts, including money distributions for many purposes, including housing.

Landlords: Mortgages

There are options for help with your mortgage, whether you are a landlord or a homeowner. But, YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR MORTGAGE SERVICER to get this assistance.

If you have tried to reach your mortgage servicer, please Fill out this survey from Community Legal Services.

According to this article Federal regulators are ordering lenders provide flexibility on mortgages if those mortgages are backed by Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac. You can check if your mortgage is backed by either of these lenders below:
Fannie Mae Backed Mortgage Checker Tool
Freddie Mac Backed Mortgage Checker Tool

Other mortgage providers are also offering mortgage assistance. See Mortgage Servicers COVID-19
Additionally, these mortgage servicers are providing this information about their covid-19 resources/assistance:
- Dollar Bank
- First Commonwealth Bank
- First National Bank
- KeyBank
- Northwest Savings Bank
- PNC Bank
- S & T Bank
- Standard Bank
- WesBanco Bank

Additional information:
- National Housing Law Project, Foreclosure Protection and Mortgage Payment Relief For Homeowners

Utilities

Duquesne light "will discontinue any service shut off activities through at least May 1, 2020" - Source

"PWSA is extending the Authority’s Shut Off Moratorium until May 31 and waiving the income qualification criteria to ensure that no customer is without water service during the pandemic." - Source

Heating assistance through LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): Link

Internet

Verizon and Comcast pledge not to shut off internet for the next 60 days (from March 13th), Verizon commits to waiving late fees - Source

Comcast giving 60 days of free "Internet Essentials" level service (normally $9.95) to new customers who would qualify for public assistance programs like "National School Lunch program, Medicaid or SNAP" - Source

Mutual Aid/Housing/Storage

Pittsburgh Mutual Aid: Resource Library - PittsburghMutualAid.com
Spreadsheet with information on: Needs, Food/Comida, Errands/Groceries & Rides // Diligencias, Health // Salud, Financial // Dinero, Child/Elder Care // Cuidado, Mental Health // Salud Mental, Housing // Alojamiento, Storage // Almacenamiento, Internet, Other Resources // Otros Recursos
To offer a resource or request help fill out the form.

Pittsburgh Student Aid Spreadsheet, has Housing, Storage tabs, among others - Google Sheet

Storage and Housing for Students

U-Haul offering 30 days free self-storage for college students impacted - Source

Pitt Mutual aid team has set up a system for people to house students or their belongings for a short time. If you are a student who needs help or if you can help, sign up here: Google Form

Loans

Hebrew Free Loan Association Pittsburgh offering interest free loans for those affected - Source

Submit Resources

Know of more resources? Contact us as gazepgh+covid19@gmail.com, or submit an issue at our Gitlab

Misc Resources

Rental and housing assistance programs in Pennsylvania: Link

Google doc with other CoViD-19 Resources for Pittsburgh, Pa area: Link