Westmoreland Community Action
724-834-1260
800-816-0022
226 South Maple Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601

Transitional Housing

Next Steps Supportive Housing

The Next Steps Supportive Housing Program assists homeless families acquire the skills they need to live independently and secure safe permanent housing.
 
Services for enrolled families include temporary housing, case management, life skills training, transportation assistance, budgeting and nutritional counseling, referral to community services, intervention and advocacy for children in schools, mental health referral, and basic furniture and supplies.
 
Homeless families eligible for Next Steps Supportive Housing Program are families that includes at least one parent or guardian and one child under 18 years of age; a homeless pregnant woman 18 years or older; a homeless individual in the process of securing legal custody of any person who has not reached the age of 18 years.
 
A family is considered homeless only when the family resides in an emergency shelter; in transitional supportive housing; in places not meant for human habitation such cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings; is being evicted within a week from a private dwelling with no other place to go and lacks the resources and support networks needed to obtain housing.

Next Steps Supportive Housing Services Include:

  • Transitional Housing
  • Life Skills Training
  • Budgeting
  • Community Linkages

Eligibility for Next Steps Supportive Housing:

  • A homeless family that includes at least one parent or guardian and one child under 18 years of age, OR
  • A homeless pregnant women over 18 years of age, OR
  • A homeless individual in the process of securing legal custody of any person who is not yet 18 years of age
  • Meet income guidelines. 

You may qualify if you make less than the 125% column for your family size on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Download the guidelines and compare your income to the 125% column.

What Does Homeless Mean?

A family is considered homeless only when the family resides in one of the places described below:

  • Places not meant for human habitation - cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional or supportive housing (for homeless persons who originally came from the streets or emergency shelter)
  • Is being evicted within a week from a private dwelling unit and no subsequent residence has been identified and the person lacks the resources and support networks needed to obtain housing.

For More Information

Contact Westmoreland Community Action for more information on the Next Steps Supportive Housing Program.


Program Funding

The Housing Programs are funded through the Department of Housing & Urban Development, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development, the Westmoreland County Department of Planning, and various corporate and private donations. 

We Provide Services to Residents of Westmoreland County

At Westmoreland Community Action, we provide services to residents in towns and townships throughout Westmoreland County, PA including: Adamsburg, Alverton, Arnold, Bolivar, Claridge, Crabtree, Delmont, Derry, Donegal, East Vandergrift, Export, Greensburg, Harrison City, Herminie, Irwin, Jeannette, Kecksburg, Latrobe, Ligonier, Lower Burrell, Mammoth, Manor, Monessen, Mount Pleasant, Murrysville, New Alexandria, New Florence, New Kensington, New Stanton, North Belle Vernon, Norvelt, Scottdale, Smithton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Stahlstown, Trafford, Vandergrift, West Newton, Youngstown, and Youngwood.

Townships in Westmoreland County include:

Allegheny Township, Bell Township, Cook Township, Derry Township, Donegal Township, East Huntingdon Township, Fairfield Township, Hempfield Township, Ligonier Township, Lower Burrell Township, Loyalhanna Township, Mount Pleasant Township, Murrysville Township, North Huntingdon Township, Penn Township, Rostraver Township, Saint Clair Township, Salem Township, Sewickley Township, South Huntingdon Township, Upper Burrell Township, Unity Township, and Washington Township

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