Financial Help and Case Management Services to Obtain Affordable Housing

If you live in Westmoreland County and are currently homeless and living in a domestic violence or homeless shelter, there is help for you and your family. 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 ChildWCHA can assist eligible clients with a first month's rent, security deposit and utility deposits. WCHA will assist the client up to four months with their rent. The client will then be placed on the Section 8 /Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program. Clients will pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent and utilities. Stable, affordable housing is the goal of the ESG Program.

WCHA will partner with Alle-Kiski Hope Center, Blackburn Center, Connect, Inc. and the Union Mission to provide case management, housing relocation and stabilization services to assist the client throughout the process.   

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)

Income Eligibility

Total # in Household Max. Household Income
1 $14,600
2 $16,700
3 $20,090
4 $24,250
5 $28,410
6 $32,570
7 $36,730
8 $40,890

Effective: 3/16/15
Must Be Less Than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI)

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 60 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 and Homeless Assistance Programs.

Westmoreland County Housing Authority

154 South Greengate Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

Call   1-800-924-2669 X 3037        
724-832-7248  

Visit the Westmoreland County Housing Authority Website    

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
724-539-3550
www.theunionmission.org
info@theunionmission.org 

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
724-224-1266
Toll Free 888-299-HOPE (4673)

http://www.akhopecenter.org/    

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)
www.blackburncenter.org

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