Neighborhood Investment Fund COVID-19 Relief Grant
UPDATE: As of March 11th, our COVID-19 Relief Grant is CLOSED!
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. However, we will work with all who need assistance to help you through the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) run by Action Housing that will open on Monday, March 15th. Apply for that program at https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/
The Neighborhood Investment Fund COVID-19 Relief Grant is meant to support our efforts to prevent displacement in the Greater Hazelwood community. It is available to all residents of Hazelwood, Glenwood, and Glen Hazel who make less than 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and are struggling to pay their rent, mortgage, property tax, or utilities during the pandemic.
There are also a limited number of gift cards available to Giant Eagle, Target, Walmart, and Aldi to help families struggling to meet basic needs such as food, diapers, and cleaning supplies.
If your yearly income is less than $58,100 for a 1-person household, $66,400 for a 2-person household, $74,700 for a 3-person household, or $83,000 for a 4-person household, then you qualify! (These amounts may change slightly when the new AMI levels for 2021 are set.)
In order to help the maximum number of people, you may only apply for ONE grant (rent, mortgage, utilities, or basic needs). If new funds become available in the future, we will announce a new round of grants and you can re-apply at that time.
Write "NIF C-19 Docs" with your name in the Subject line of the Email.
If you are unable to take a picture of documents with your phone and email them, email or call to make an appointment.
If you are applying for rental assistance, send the "Landlord Rental Verification" link to your landlord to complete. Make sure you both agree on the months you are applying for!
NIF grant funds come from rents collected from Propel Hazelwood and donations from people like you who care. If you would like to help, you can donate by writing a check to "Hazelwood Initiative, Inc." and writing "NIF" in the check memo line. Then drop your check in our mailbox, or mail it to 4901 Second Ave., 2nd floor. We appreciate your support!