It is part of a joint program with the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh has received more funding to assist those struggling to make rent and utilities due to COVID-19.

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An additional $7 million was allotted for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the city announced on Monday.

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The City of Pittsburgh first received $8.9 million in funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act back in February and established the joint program with Allegheny County.

The assistance provided by these funds is eligible for people within a certain income bracket and can last up to 12 months with another three months if needed.

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People who believe they would benefit from this program can find the link to apply here.