Thank you to our participants and speakers who joined our homeowners workshop on Mon 11/16! We apologize for the mid-presentation interruption, and invite you to watch the recordings of all the scheduled speakers and their presentations below.
Each presentation is linked separately with times provided so you can go directly to the topics of most interest to you. We hope you find this information useful. Please contact the event organizer at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to connect further with any of the speakers!
Lawrenceville Homeowners Workshop
Presentation 1 (begins at minute 04:35 seconds) : Jeremy Carter, URA – Mortgage & Rental Assistance + Tangled Titles
Presentation 2 (begins at minute 00:03 seconds): Andrew Shull, Action Housing – Home Weatherization, Utilities Assistance & LIHEAP Program
Presentation 3 (begins at minute 11:48 seconds): Grace Orsatti, Duquesne University Law Clinic – Estate Planning, Health Directive and Free Wills Prep Clinic (presentations accompanied by current law students representing the clinic)
Presentation 4 (begins at minute 32:12 seconds): Ed Nusser, City of Bridges Community Land Trust – Buying & Selling a Home through a Community Land Trust to Access + Preserve Affordability
2020 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is available to eligible residents of Allegheny County. Eligible individuals may receive one set of checks worth $24 to be spent at participating farmers markets.
The 2020 Senior Farmers Market Program will look different this year due to COVID-19. The distribution of checks will not occur at senior centers. Instead, checks will be distributed by mail to eligible Allegheny County residents that complete an application. Applications may be downloaded from the website: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Basic-Needs/Senior-Farmers-Market-Nutrition-Program.aspx. Applications may also be requested by emailing AAA-SFMNP@alleghenycounty.us or by calling (412) 350-4219. Only completed applications received by September 24, 2020 will be processed.
Completed applications may be emailed to: AAA-SFMNP@alleghenycounty.us
Mail completed paper applications to: Area Agency on Aging
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
2100 Wharton Street, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Check distribution begins on Tuesday, June 16th. Checks are distributed on a first come, first served basis, no exceptions.
The checks may be used through November 30th to purchase produce that is grown in Pennsylvania or purchased directly from a Pennsylvania farmer. Examples of Pennsylvania produce are apples, beans, berries, carrots, grapes, melons, spinach and tomatoes. Consumers must spend the entire $6.00 check; change will not be given. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.
- Allegheny County resident
- 60 years of age or older (by December 31, 2020)
- Meet the income guidelines (self-reported):
- One-person household: At or below $23,606
- Two-person household: At or below $31,894*
*Married couples may each receive one set of checks
- Older adults living in a residential facility that provides meals are not eligible to receive checks
The May Lawrenceville-Wide Virtual Community Meeting was held on 5/19/2020 from 6:30-8 p.m.
- View the full video recording by Zoom here, or by Facebook Live here.
- View the presentation from Age Friendly Pittsburgh here.
- View the presentation about the Lawrenceville Farmers Market here.
Thanks to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, LU is excited to offer low-income seniors with a monthly box of food delivered to your house. The boxes will include canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, beans, cereal, pasta, bottled juice, shelf-stable milk, canned meat and 2 pounds of cheese. The next delivery will be on 5/13/20.
Please complete this form to apply. Currently, the food bank is waiving proof of income and ID requirement. Forms must be turned in by Monday 5/4 to Buddies@LUnited.org to receive a box on 5/13. Applicants can also call 412.802.7220 to complete it by phone. Every two years, participants have to re-certify by providing updated income information. If you have someone that you’d like to authorize to re-certify you, please list that person as the “caretaker.”
To qualify, individuals must be 60 years or older with incomes less than 130% of the federal poverty guidelines (see chart below or click here).
Check out this handy resource from Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh for additional resources: