(Allegheny Council To Improve Our Neighborhoods)
ACTION-Housing, since 1957, has used its financial and
human resources to empower the most vulnerable families and individuals in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to build more secure and self-sufficient lives through the provision of decent affordable housing and essential supportive services.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services: Housing Resources
Includes an 83-page HUD/HAP Contracted Providers Directory listing housing resources available to the homeless or near homeless population in Allegheny County. Individuals or families in need of housing can call appropriate agencies listed in the directory. Also lists nonprofit organizations that help with housing assistance.
Allegheny County Housing Authority
Their goal is to provide safe and affordable housing, with special provisions for senior and physically challenged citizens.
City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority
Attempts to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing to low income and elderly families in the City. HACP's programs are administered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP)
Habitat for Humanity
An international nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry with local affiliates that work to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness by restoring or building adequate, affordable shelter.
(formerly North Hills Affordable Housing) operates Benedictine Place which offers transitional housing, empowerment, and support for homeless and displaced women with children.
Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania
The Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania maintains housing for low-income seniors.
Nazareth Housing Services
Nazareth Housing Services offers Housing Services, Homeowner Assistance Program, Homebuyer Education and Counseling, Default and Delinquency Counseling.
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
If you and your family are faced with homelessness and are currently living with HIV/AIDS, PATF provides the only HUD-funded, HIV/AIDS-specific housing programs in the region.
The Pittsburgh Project
Through work crews that give over 50,000 hours each year, their Home Repair Ministry provides free home repairs for homeowners who are elderly, poor, shut-in, widowed, disabled, or immobile.
Rebuilding Together - Pittsburgh
Formerly Christmas in April, Rebuilding Together - Pittsburgh is a non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-profit organization that engages in an annual one-day blitz to repair and rehabilitate homes of low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners.
Urban League of Pittsburgh Housing Services
The Urban League's housing counseling services programs provide services to help all people secure and maintain safe, appropriate, affordable housing. Residents of Allegheny County are assisted with problems related to housing including household budgeting and debt management, pending eviction, housing selection, tenant/landlord disputes, credit restoration, and foreclosure prevention.
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Offers low interest rate loans for low income homeowners and home buyers in Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides capital for decent, safe and
affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means and
those persons with special housing needs.
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
formerly the PA Low Income Housing Coalition
An advocacy group for increased resources for affordable housing.
Federal Trade Commission: Facts for Consumers
Mortgage Payments Sending You Reeling? Regardless of the reason for your mortgage anxiety, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to help save your home, and how to recognize and avoid foreclosure scams.
Habitat for Humanity International
A Christian ministry that believes that all human beings deserve a simple, decent place to live on terms they can afford to pay.
Federal Reserve Consumer Help: Foreclosures
If you have a problem with a bank or other financial institution, contact the Federal Reserve for help.
Homeownership Preservation Foundation
The mission of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation is to preserve and expand homeownership. They provide online or telephone counseling for those facing foreclosure.
Making Home Affordable
Making Home Affordable is a key part of the Obama Administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
National Housing Institute
An independent nonprofit organization that examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America. These issues include poverty and racism, disinvestment and lack of employment, safety, education, and breakdown of the social fabric.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
An advocacy group for affordable low-income housing. It publishes Out of Reach, an annual report on housing affordability in every jurisdiction in the country.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Federal resources for the home buyer.
Let FHA Loans Help You
Find out if you're eligible for mortgage assistance through HUD's Federal Housing Administration.