Local News (Good and Bad)

Pittsburgh (Stupidly) moves forward with rental inspection program.  This will cause more of a rental housing shortage, and the politicians will pretend that we caused the problem. 

https://www.wesa.fm/politics-government/2022-03-01/pittsburgh-moves-forward-with-rental-property-inspection-program

Penn Dot is going add toll stations to 9 bridges this year, to help pay for bridge upkeep. yay

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/penndot-to-add-nine-toll-stations-on-pennsylvania-bridges-by-august/ar-AAUBwYe?ocid=uxbndlbing


The County Executive’s Office announced changes to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) earlier this week. 
https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/erap-updates/

New applications will still be accepted through March 31, 2022. 

Your past due rent and utility payments will be made if you qualify for ERAP and funding remains available. 
Once approved, you can request three additional months of rent payments starting from the date you submitted your application. Payments will be made if funding remains available.

Regina and I are also working on a new available units list to share with providers. If you have available units you’d like to share, we have a number of clients in need of housing ASAP. 

Please include? the address, unit size, the monthly rent (plus any utilities) and if you are willing to accept a voucher. 
Thank you for everything you do! If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Take care! 
Kayleigh and Regina
Kayleigh Whitacre
Housing Navigator
Allegheny County Department of Human Services | Office of Community Services

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