Financial Help and Case Management Services to Obtain Affordable Housing
If you live in Westmoreland County and are currently homeless or are behind on your rent and facing eviction there is help for you and your family through the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG). The goal of the program is to provide stable, affordable housing.
Rapid Re Housing Program
The Rapid Re Housing Program can help Westmoreland County residents who are currently homeless and living in a domestic violence or homeless shelter. The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program provides funding to Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) to assist families and individuals transition from a domestic violence or homeless shelter into affordable housing.
Eligible clients will locate housing that is affordable – based on their current income. WCHA can assist families and individuals with a security deposit and up to 12 months of rent assistance. Stable, affordable housing is the goal of the ESG Program.
WCHA will partner with Alle-Kiski Hope Center, Blackburn Center, Connect, Inc. and Union Mission to provide case management throughout the program. Case managers will assist clients with housing relocation and stabilization services, budgeting to help them maintain their rent and referrals to other social service agencies to stabilize their housing and meet other family needs.
Homeless Prevention ProgramEmergency Solutions Grant funds can also be used to assist with rent arrearages and to stabilize a family's or individual's current housing. If a family or individual is facing eviction because of past due rent, but is now able to maintain their rent plus other expenses, funds can be used to help them become current with rent.
Rapid Re Housing Program EligibilityAll households receiving assistance must:
- Be homeless and residing in a domestic violence or homeless shelter
- Be referred to WCHA's ESG Program by a domestic violence or homeless shelter
- Have income below 30 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)(See chart below)
Homeless Prevention Program EligibilityAll households receiving assistant with rent arrearage must:
- Have a written eviction notice
- Have enough income in their household to maintain their housing once they become current
- May not have received rent assistance from WCHA in the past 24 months
- Have income below 30 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) (See chart below)
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Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA)
The Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) has been serving low-income individuals and families in Westmoreland County for more than 75 years. WCHA provides housing for over 1,800 residents in its 33 public housing communities. In addition to providing safe, adequate, affordable housing, WCHA provides rent assistance through its Section 8 Voucher and Homeless Assistance Programs.
Westmoreland County Housing Authority
167 South Greengate Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
1-800-924-2669 X 3037
Visit the Westmoreland County Housing Authority Website