Allegheny, Beaver Counties Launch Programs for Emergency Utility and Rent Relief

Allegheny, Beaver Counties Launch Programs for Emergency Utility and Rent Relief

As our region continues to cope with the economic fallout from the pandemic, Allegheny and Beaver counties have introduced Emergency Rental Assistance Programs to provide utility and rent relief to eligible residential customers with past-due bills. Funds will be available until they run out or through Dec. 31, 2021.

Allegheny County                               

To qualify for the program, DLC customers renting in Allegheny County must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have at least one person in their household who either qualifies for unemployment, has lost income or struggled financially because of COVID-19
  • Have at least one person in their household who is at risk of experiencing homelessness if they don’t receive help
  • Have a total household income below 80% of the area median income for Allegheny County

How Allegheny County’s Program Works

Eligible DLC customers can submit an application online. Those who don’t have online access or need help completing the application can call ACTION-Housing at 412-248-0021.  

Once an applicant has been approved, the county will contact DLC. A 30-day hold will be placed on the customer’s account to prevent further collection activity. During that time, the county will verify the amount due and distribute that amount to DLC.

Customers who are approved for the program can still apply for energy assistance grants if desired.

Beaver County

Beaver County is currently accepting applications for renters interested in the ERAP program on the state Compass website, by emailing these documents to ERAP@beavercountypa.gov, or by picking up an application from the address below.

ERAP

524 Franklin Avenue

Aliquippa, PA 15001

Those who do not have email access can mail or drop off the documents to that address.

Questions? Call 724-709-1773

How Beaver County’s Program Works

Eligibility will be determined upon review of the documents.

Partial submissions may result in processing delays or denial of your application.

Once an applicant has been approved, the county will contact DLC. A 30-day hold will be placed on the customer’s account to prevent further collection activity. During that time, the county will verify the amount due and distribute that amount to DLC.

Customers who are approved for the ERAP can still apply for energy assistance grants if desired.

Here to Help

We know how difficult the past year has been for many of our customers, and we remain committed to supporting them through this crisis. We’re here to help our customers:

  • Apply for grants
  • Set up convenient payment arrangements
  • Enroll in our Customer Assistance Program, which provides affordable monthly payments and debt forgiveness to those who qualify

Residential customers can visit DuquesneLight.com/HereToHelp for various resources and assistance programs.

Small business customers can find help at DuquesneLight.com/Business.

 

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