Our Life Skills program is intended for families who are delinquent in rental payments. This 8-12 month program includes one monthly class designed to transform families internal perspective on life, help balance responsibilities, and identify self worth.
WAVE supports low-income heads of household who are transitioning into the workforce. We provide shallow rent assistance for up to 24 months of active participation in our program, which includes psychoeducational training, life skills building and financial counseling.
Often subsidized households face the loss of food subsidies, lower cost insurance and transportation support. This traumatic increase in rent and other costs become a barrier to maintaining new employment. This barrier is two-fold as families face destabilization of services like childcare as well as the struggle to ensure historic debt is remedied while current bills are being maintained.
A return to unemployment and use of more public benefits simply becomes more feasible. In addition to the economic factors, single-head households also struggle with other social, emotional and health factors. Participants will build protective factors and resilience that will allow them to balance and rebalance issues in their lives without entering into a housing or economic crisis that could lead them to homelessness.
For more information call our Renters Assistance team at (412) 626-3091 or contact us by email for more details.
To participate in the workshop you must first register on the PHFA Portal. Use the consumer portal to safely and securely upload documents and data to your Housing Counselor from the comfort of your own home computer or cell phone.