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Allegheny County Housing Options for Individuals and Families Who Are Homeless or at Risk of Becoming Homeless

Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - Emergency Shelters
Persons who are in immediate need of housing and are homeless (i.e. have no permanent legal residence of their own) can find a refuge and source of care in an emergency shelter. Reasons for seeking shelter may include fleeing from domestic violence and/or loss of housing due to loss of income, physical health and other related issues. Shelters offer refuge to those fleeing domestic violence, families, single men, single women and youth

Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - CoC Permanent Housing (Homeless) 
Homelessness is loosely defined as having no permanent place to sleep. A homeless person sleeps in a place not meant for human habitation or in an emergency shelter. A homeless person may also have come from the street or an emergency shelter but may now be living in transitional or supportive housing for homeless persons.There are many causes of homelessness. DHS supports a variety of programs that help individuals and families work to resolve the underlying issues in their lives and achieve a stable living situation. Call 2-1-1 for information about available supports.

Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - Permanent (Rental) Housing 
Allegheny County supports programs that assist homeless individuals and families to achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or incomes, and obtain greater self-determination.

Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - Transitional Housing
Families and individuals who are homeless (including living in shelters) can use transitional housing for up to 24 months while receiving case management and other related services with the goal of securing permanent housing. Transitional housing assists those fleeing domestic violence, families, persons with HIV/AIDS, single men, single women, veterans (families and individuals) and youth. 

pdf.gif Allegheny County Housing Information for Older Adults
This information guide provides senior subsidized housing information, from finding an apartment, through applying for an apartment and recording collected information, to knowing terms of the lease. Keeping track of each location is made easy by taking notes on the pdf.gif Housing Information Record Sheet.

Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - Licensed Nursing Homes
Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - Licensed Personal Care Homes  

Excel Document Icon Housing Spreadsheet - All Options