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Emergency Pandemic Assistance Available

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
September 09, 2020
Posted in: Announcements

Mon Valley area households that are struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for up to $1,000 in emergency assistance.

Stephanie Eson, operations and community programs manager for the Human Services Center Corp., based in Turtle Creek, said the agency is one of four in Allegheny County that have been selected to provide the assistance.

Funding is being provided under a federal Community Services Block Grant and administered by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the state Department of Community & Economic Development.

To qualify, a household must meet certain income limits. A single person, living alone, must have made less than $25,520 last year, while a family of four must have made less than $52,400 last year.

The money is a one-time emergency relief grant and may be used for outstanding utility bills, rent, mortgage, child care, transportation, home repairs, debt payments ir medical bills.

Funds are limited and an application does not guarantee that assistance is available, Eson said.

To apply, visit this link on the HSCC website. For more information, call (412) 436-9537.

Originally published September 09, 2020.

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