Wheatley: $1.2 million in grants to help homeless in Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30 – Three Allegheny County organizations will receive a total of more than $1.2 million in grant funding to help individuals experiencing homelessness, state Rep. Jake Wheatley announced.

Wheatley, D-Allegheny, said ACTION Housing/Team PSBG, Community Human Services and Pittsburgh Mercy are recipients of “Code Blue” program funding. The program was created by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development through the state’s second allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant Funding from the CARES Act. The funds will be used for emergency shelter and temporary emergency shelter for residents who are experiencing homelessness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

“The current pandemic and colder temperatures make it imperative that many residents need immediate help to secure safe housing, and this funding is truly a lifeline,” said Wheatley. “The grants will allow these agencies to provide life-saving shelter and also prepare for future needs as the winter season approaches.”

For more information on the program, including a full list of grant recipients, residents can visit the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/download/emergency-solutions-grant-cv-code-blue-award-recipients/?wpdmdl=104658.