The Allegheny County CARES Rent Relief Program (CRRP) provides rental assistance to households experiencing job loss or a substantial loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Allegheny County is partnering with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to jointly fund this program and expanding funding and benefits for county residents beyond the state-sponsored rent relief program.

Who can apply?

  • Renters who have experienced job loss or a reduction in annual income due to COVID-19
  • Landlords who have lost rental income because a renter has experienced job loss or a reduction in income due to COVID-19

How do you qualify?

  • Renter must document at least a 30% reduction in income since March 1, 2020; OR
  • Renter must have become unemployed (as verified by the PA Department of Labor and Industry)
    AND
  • Renter’s household annual income may not exceed the Area Median Income in Allegheny County for their household size as indicated below:

What assistance is provided?

  • Up to $1500/month per household in rental assistance
  • Up to $200/month per household in County funding to cover additional household costs for gas, electric, and/or internet; late fees charged by the landlord and/or utility company; and/or court costs
  • Payments will be made to the landlord on behalf of the renter for a maximum of six months of assistance between March and December
  • Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2020

How can I apply?

Goodwill staff members are trained and ready to help you apply. Application assistance is available both virtually and in-person. Contact us today to get started:
Phone: 1-877-499-3526
Email: welcome@goodwillswpa.org

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