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.  

Mom and ChildEligible 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 Program

Emergency 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 Eligibility

All 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 Eligibility

All 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)

Income Eligibility

Total # in Household Max. Household Income
1 $16,000
2 $18,250
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
7 $38,060
8 $42,380

Effective: 1/09/2019

Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA)

WCHA LogoThe 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

Westmoreland County Shelters

Connect, Inc.

Provides case management services for the homeless and coordinates their need for emergency shelter. Connect Inc. operates Welcome Home, Safe Harbor and Westmoreland Permanent Supportive Housing. All three shelters serve women, women and children, and families.

Connect, Inc.

Eastgate 8
Monessen, PA 15062
Phone: 724-684-4777

Welcome Home

218 S. Maple Ave. Suite 200
Greensburg, Pa 15601
Phone: 724-838-9133

Safe Harbor

218 S. Maple Ave. Suite 300
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-837-2805

Westmoreland Permanent Supportive Housing

302 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022
Phone:  724-489-8095

Union Mission

Homeless shelter for men.  Located in Latrobe, PA  

Union Mission
2217 East Harrison Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650

Alle-Kiski Hope Center

Emergency 30 Day Shelter providing safety to victims fleeing violence in their homes. Serving communities in Southwestern PA  

HOPE Center Emergency Hotlines
Toll Free 888-299-HOPE (4673)    

Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Emergency shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence and their children  

Emergency Hotlines 724-836-1122 (hotline)
Toll Free 1-888-832-2272  

Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
P.O. Box 398
Greensburg, PA  15601
724-837-9540 (office)

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