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NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is here to help our neighbors across the entire spectrum of homeownership. For homebuyers, we offer Before You Buy workshops, and comprehensive online education and counseling. For current homeowners, we provide post-purchase counseling, whether you want to review your budget as you plan for a home improvement project, or you’re experiencing a job loss or reduced pay, and need help prioritizing bills. Our counseling services are free. Questions? Call (412) 281-9773 or email

Searching for additional resources? We have provided links to other assistance below:

Down-payment and purchase assistance

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania
Down-payment and closing-cost assistance

FHLBank Pittsburgh
First Front Door

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Purchase assistance

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Homebuying assistance (City of Pittsburgh)

Homeowner Lending

My Life Home Equity Loan
Home improvement and debt consolidation loan

Savings Programs

Fund My Future


Housing Payment Assistance & Consumer Protections

Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office
Foreclosure Assistance

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options

Mortgage and housing assistance during the coronavirus national emergency

Office of Attorney General – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
PA Care Package consumer relief

PA Housing Finance Agency 
Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund

Information on foreclosure prevention (Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program)

PA Department of Human Services
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Housing Stabilization Program (City of Pittsburgh)

City of Pittsburgh
Housing Assistance Resource Portal (HARP)

Municipality of Penn Hills
COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Program (Contact Allegheny Link to learn more)

American Bankers Association
Search banks’ responses to COVID-19

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Coronavirus resources for homeowners and renters

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Forbearance (video)

Fannie Mae
Know Your Options

Freddie Mac
My Home

Utilities & Internet

Dollar Energy Fund
Utilities' assistance programs in Pennsylvania

Federal Communications Commission
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Pennsylvania Dept. of Human Services
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Universal Service Administrative Co.
Lifeline Program

Home Repairs

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
Home repair program

Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County
Allegheny Home Improvement Loan Program

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Home repair programs by PA cities/towns and counties


City of Pittsburgh
Personal income tax deadline extension

Coronavirus Tax Relief

Free Tax Return Preparation Programs

PA Dept. of Revenue
COVID-19 Relief for Taxpayers

Real Estate Transactions

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

Financial Relief & Assistance

Hebrew Free Loan Association 
Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan Program

U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Federal Student Aid
CARES Act's provisions for student loan forbearance

Food Assistance

Allegheny County 
Free Resource Distribution Sites

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Get help

PA Dept. of Education
Free meals for students by County/School District

PA Dept. of Human Services
Find a Food Pantry

Health & Human Services

Allegheny County Health Department
Information on COVID-19

Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services
Programs and Services

Aunt Bertha

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn more about COVID-19

PA Dept. of Human Services
Coronavirus-Related Resources for PA Citizens

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
2-1-1 helpline

Employment Resources

PA CareerLink
Job search and training resources and services

PA Office of Unemployment Compensation
Information for Pennsylvania employees impacted by COVID-19

Additional Resources

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) 
COVID-19 resources and policy updates

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Housing, Rental & Services Assistance Resources in PA

First-Time Homebuyer Loans, Programs, and Grants
Quick Guide

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