Allegheny County Housing Authority
The Allegheny County Housing Authority is working with its residents who may have their working hours reduced due to the COVID-19 crisis. They will perform timely interim adjustments upon receipt of information.
Comcast is providing a variety of resources to current and new customers, as well as to the general public, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has also committed to suspend service terminations and late fees when customers contact the company regarding their inability to pay. Visit the Comcast webpage for more information on the offerings.
PA 2-1-1 Southwest
Part of the national 2-1-1 Call Center initiative, PA 2-1-1 Southwest provides an easy-to-remember telephone number and web resource for finding health and human services– for everyday needs and in crisis situations.
Unemployment Compensation Benefits
If you are out of work due to COVID-19, visit the state's website for information on eligibility and find out more about how to apply. The state has suspended the waiting week and temporarily waived requirements for work search and work registration.
Unemployment Rights and Resources
The Attorney General's Office has provided a reference guide of information, phone numbers and state resources for those who are facing financial challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PA Public Utility Commission (PUC) has enacted an emergency order prohibiting utility terminations. Visit the PUC's webpage to read the order and learn more about the steps taken. Utilities under the PUC's jurisdiction include electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam.
Insurance under the Affordable Care Act
If you were laid off and lost your employer-based health plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period for health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. You have 60 days after losing your job-based health plan to enroll. Information is available at www.healthcare.gov/coronavirus.
- A guide from the Allegheny County Health Department to resources for those who are underinsured or uninsured is available at ACHD Resource Guide(PDF, 608KB).
The Consumer Health Coalition is an Allegheny County nonprofit that can help people navigate the health insurance process. The organization can be reached 412-456-1877.
Resources for Specific Groups
Emergency Fund for Artists
The Emergency Fund for Artists provides up to $500 in assistance to artists experience loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak.
For other resources from the state, take a look at the Responding to COVID-19 Guide.