Helpful Links

Fair Housing


Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides the capital for decent, safe, and affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means, and those with special housing needs.

A Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, this site provides help for distressed homeowners, foreclosure crisis information, tips on how to avoid a loan scam and resources to report scams.

National and State Services

Find out which government benefits you are eligible to receive and information about how to apply for them.

The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Apply for retirement benefits, disability benefits, Medicare, SSI, survivors’ benefits, and more. Locate your local office.

A nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law. The Bazelon Center works to ensure the rights of people with mental illnesses in all areas of life, including housing, employment, education, public systems, health care, the Judiciary and more.

Created with the Civil Rights Act of 1957, The Department of Justice Civil Rights Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status, and national origin.

An online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs.

A nationally-recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

The country’s preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development.


Pittsburgh / Allegheny County Services

Official site of Allegheny County. Provides a calendar, map, and contact information for government offices.

NLSA offers free civil legal services for individuals and families who would otherwise be denied access to justice, including victims of domestic violence, the disabled, abused seniors, and the homeless. NLS services include direct legal representation, legal advice, community legal education, and referrals.

Provider of decent, safe, and affordable housing and support services in Allegheny County.

A change agent and efficient community fundraiser that improves lives by addressing critical community needs.

This organization works to feed the hungry and mobilize Southwestern PA to end hunger.

Working to end hunger and poverty, Just Harvest helps low-income people access the services that they are entitled to.


Domestic Violence

A factsheet on the connection between Fair Housing Laws and Domestic Violence

Organizations that offer programs and services to keep you safe and break the cycle of Domestic Violence.


Senior Citizens

Benefits, programs, and services for older Pennsylvanians. This site includes Long Term Living, Health and Wellness, Medicare, Consumer Protection, Elder Abuse, and Legal information. 

A nonprofit organization that helps people over 50 have independence, choice, and control to improve their lives.


Veterans and Military Families

National Services to Veterans and Military Families.

Provides essential housing, employment, and other services to eligible veterans, service members, and their families in Western PA.

Provides housing, support and employment services to homeless veterans in the Pittsburgh region.

The Fair Housing Act protects the right for a service animal, free of extra charge or stipulation. This organization pairs veterans with rescued service pets to assist in the healing process.



Youth and Families

Information about the Pittsburgh school district and its individual schools.

Preserving and uniting families, combatting homelessness, and building life skills for at-risk youth.

Provides many services, including clinical and general counseling for children, adults, and families, as well as community-based social services, work skills training, housing assistance, and more.


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency