Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Allegheny County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides financial help to those who are struggling to pay rent and utilities. Assistance is available to those who have lost a job or experienced financial hardship since March 13, 2020. You may qualify if someone in your household qualifies for unemployment, has lost income, is at risk of experiencing homelessness, or your income is below the limits stated on the application website. Depending on your situation you may receive up to 12 months of rent or utility assistance. For more information visit: https://
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized a new benefit called Pandemic EBT to help families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. The benefit will come on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which is like a debit card. The benefits can only be spent on food items at a store that accepts SNAP (“food stamps”). P-EBT aims to help parents afford food for children who could be receiving free or reduced-price school meals if their school were open. You can still apply for SNAP benefits or free/reduced-price meals to receive summer P-EBT. For more information or to check your eligibility, look here: https://www.justharvest.org/faq-about-pandemic-ebt-in-pennsylvania/
If you need to file for Unemployment Compensation, go here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
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