HI COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant
This program is offered by Hazelwood Initiative and provides assistance in three program areas for residents of Greater Hazelwood.
Housing stabilization: ($1,000 max. towards rent, mortgage, or associated late fees OR emergency repairs (must own and live in the home)
Utilities: ($300 max. to pay missed gas, electric, or water bills, and any associated late fees)
Basic needs: ($200 max. in pre-selected gift cards for groceries and household goods)
Applicants must live in Greater Hazelwood and have a household income that does not exceed 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI):
Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance
PFHA Housing Assistance: The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a law to help people hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. CARES assistance is now available in Pennsylvania for rent relief and mortgage relief.
URA - The Housing Stabilization Program (HSP): a housing crisis intervention program that provides one-time or short term (up to 3 months) financial assistance to households who are facing a temporary, non-reoccurring housing crisis.
Small Business Assistance
COVID-19 Small Business Relief: COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. Bridgeway Capital and the Progress Fund are providing CDFIs and will support small businesses in western Pennsylvania to access the grant funds. Applications open August 4th.
URA – Recovery Loans: Assists in mitigating the COVID-19 economic impact, and helps small businesses stabilize.
Food Assistance (Greater Hazelwood)
Center of Life:
Meals for delivery (11am to 1pm, Monday - Friday)
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh:
107 Flowers Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15207
Dinner available for pick-up (4pm – 7pm, Monday – Friday)
Fishes and Loaves Cooperative Ministries:
131 E Elizabeth (Pastoral Center), Pittsburgh PA 15207
Meals available for pick-up (11:30am – 1pm, Monday – Friday)
Meals on Wheels:
Bagged lunch and microwaveable dinners delivered to your door Monday – Friday (Delivered between 9:30am – 11am) – Serving Greater Hazelwood, Greenfield, and parts of Squirrel Hill
412-499-4313 or email (Volunteers needed!)
Meal delivery for Glen Hazel residents
412-670-8421 or 412-478-8299 or email
Praise Temple Deliverance Church:
Meal delivery for Glenwood residents
5401 Glenwood Ave
Meals for children available for pick-up Mondays and Thursdays
Meals for Seniors (City of Pittsburgh – Senior Centers):
Meals for pick-up for seniors registered for congregate meal service available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (11am – 1pm) at the following Healthy Active Living (Senior) Centers:
Glen Hazel – 945 Rosselle Court, 15207
Hazelwood – 5344 Second Avenue, 15207
Senior Food Boxes (Hazelwood Initiative & Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh):
Monthly delivery of non-perishable food delivered to your door. You must be over 60, live in Greater Hazelwood, and your household income may not exceed 130% of the Area Median Income (AMI). You must provide a photo ID and proof of income.
Click here to see if you qualify: Qualifications
To sign-up, please call: 412-421-7234 x413 OR 757-831-4530 (Please leave a voicemail and we will return your call)
Click here for an application: Senior Food Box application
Food Assistance (City and County)
To view a directory of available food, updated daily click here
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:
To find a food pantry near you click here
If you have owned and occupied your home for at least 3 years, and your income does not exceed 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you may be eligible for free home repairs.
These programs provide up to $30,000 in financial assistance to eligible homeowners for rehabilitating and improving residential owner-occupied properties within the City of Pittsburgh.
Mutual Aid – General assistance from volunteers
A daily updated spreadsheet listing a variety of assistance and services, including transportation, child care, food, and more.