COVID-19 Resources

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

PROPEL Hazelwood:

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)

Big Burgh:

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

Home Repairs

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh – Free Home Repairs:

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. 

URA - The Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) and Homeowner Assistance Program PLUS:

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

Pittsburgh Mutual Aid – Resource Library:

A daily updated spreadsheet listing a variety of assistance and services, including transportation, child care, food, and more.