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Assistance with rent Westmoreland County.

Rental assistance is available from the county government, churches as well as charity organizations in the Westmoreland County region. The various agencies work together to stop homelessness and help families move into new, low income apartments. Examples of services include free government grants for paying rent from the ESA - Emergency Shelter Allowance, housing vouchers, assistance with security depositsand other support.

When seeking assistance, all funds available for rental expenses in Westmoreland County are limited. The charities, in particular the government, will also tend to give priority to individuals who participate in case management. Or there may be additional housing assistance focused on the disabled, veterans or senior citizens in the county. In fact, some agencies offer unique programs for paying rent to these individuals.

Westmoreland County Housing Authority offers assistance to both tenants and homeowners. Find help for security deposits, back rent, mortgage payments, and more. A number of eviction prevention services are available. Call 724-832-7248.

The Salvation Army - Greensburg Service and Worship Center
Address is 131 East Otterman Street
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 15601
Funds for rent, utilities, and other household expenses are available. The non-profit also has an emergency shelter and well as other support for the low income. All money for the rental assistance program is limited.

A second location to try that may be more convenient for some people is the office at 1100 Clay Avenue Extension, Jeannette, PA, 15644. Call 724-523-3120.

Western Pennsylvania – Salvation Army Monessen Family Service Center
308 Schoonmaker Avenue
Monessen, PA, 15062
A thrift store may have furniture and miscellaneous goods for a new home or apartment. The location may also have grants for assisting with rent or applications to LIHEAP for Westmoreland residents.




Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Address: 126 S Main St
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 1560
Telephone - (724) 836-1077

Veterans Leadership Program of Westmoreland County - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
This government programs, which is partly funded by HUD, helps homeless veterans or those threatened by evictions. A combination of no interest loans or grants may be used for everything from past due rent to moving expenses. They also help with medical needs, transitional housing, and applications to VA benefits.

The Lutheran Service Society
The local branch of the national non-profit may have low rent, affordable housing.

Catholic Charities - Diocese Of Greensburg
Location is 711 E Pittsburgh St
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 837-1840
The churches may have emergency rent programs, funds for deposits, shelter, and more.

Westmoreland County Assistance Office
Rental assistance can be provided by a few different offices in the county. These centers run the Emergency Shelter Allowance. This resource offers everything from counseling to grants. The goal is to stop eviction and foreclosures, so funds may be offered for rent, a security deposit or a portion of a mortgage.

  • Alle-Kiski District - 909 Industrial Boulevard, New Kensington, PA, 15068-0132, 800-622-3527
  • Department of Human Services Donora District, 595 Galiffa Drive, Donora, Pennsylvania, 15033-0592, dial 800-392-6932.
  • Greensburg District office, 587 Sells Lane, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601, call 800-905-5413.

There are also other welfare and public assistance programs in Pennsylvania that low income families, seniors, and the disabled in Westmoreland County can apply too. Everything from section 8 HUD rental vouchers for income subsidized apartments to cash aid for rent, SSI disability, and more.





Legal Aid
306 S Pennsylvania Ave
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Phone - (724) 836-2211
Call for eviction support.

Westmoreland County InfoLine Referral Service as well as Community Action
Call 211 for details.
Transitional and permanent housing is for the disabled and senior citizens as part of Next Steps Supportive Housing. Single moms and dads also are priority. The non-profit may also help with welfare applications and rent payments. Other supportive housing, including shelter, deposit help, and more is combined with the short term rental assistance. More details on the rent and housing assistance referral line in Westmoreland County


By Jon McNamara


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