Legal / Housing Related

Legal

Legal Services Legal services are available at no change to Westmoreland County residents age 60 and older on matters involving loss of income or benefits, loss of shelter, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and guardianship representation. Contact the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging for screening and a referral. For individuals under age 60 with a family income of less that 125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, contact Laurel Legal Services at 724-836-2211 or 1-800-253-9558.
Westmoreland County Bar Association Pro Bono Program Income based assistance for a variety of legal issues. 724-837-5539


Housing Related


Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Income based on the previous calendar year cannot exceed $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for property owners. Some personal care home and nursing home residents may be eligible. Applications are available at State Legislators' Offices, Area Agency on Aging or the Pa. Dept. of Revenue (1-888-222-9190)
Weatherization Program A free Energy Efficient Program offered to both low-income home owners and renters who live in both houses and mobile homes.
For houses the program can provide: attic and crawl space insulation, sill plate insulation, replacement of broken glass, exterior door weather-stripping, replacement of exterior doors, interior caulking, furnace clean and tune and/or furnace replacement. (Furnace replacement for homeowners only)

For mobile homes the program can provide: belly board insulation and ceiling insulation, door and window replacement, hot water tank wrap, repair or replacement of exhaust fans, furnace clean and tune and/or furnace replacement. (Furnace replacement for homeowners only)

For information and eligibility please call 724-832-9460
Westmoreland County Rehab Program Provides roof or furnace replacements to homeowners in Westmoreland County, except for the cities of Arnold, Jeannette, Monessen, New Kensington and Scottdale.

The program is offered to qualifying owners of both houses and mobile homes.
The program provides a $5,000 grant for either the replacement of a roof or furnace. The work is performed by our direct hire staff or our sub-contractors.

This is a one time grant and is not a reimbursement program. If replacement costs exceed the $5,000 grant amount, the homeowner is responsible for the additional costs

For information and income guidelines please call 724-832-9460