Housing Application

Sisters Place is not an emergency shelter.  There is an application process and a waiting list.  Please call the office at 412-233-3903 to check for space availability before submitting an application.

Housing Eligibility Requirement and Guidelines

Permanent Program Eligibility

The Permanent Housing Program provides housing to homeless single parents with disabilities, which include drug and alcohol addiction (must have 6 months clean time), mental health diagnosis, mental retardation, physical disability, and HIV/AIDS. Disabilities must be considered a permanent disability, not a temporary illness.

Eligibility requirements:

  • A letter verifying that you are homeless from a homeless program or other supportive services agency
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and not attending high school
  • Must have custody of at least one child (under the age of 18) or be 7 months pregnant
  • Documentation of disability
  • Verification of income (must have an income)
  • Provide copies of birth certificates and social security cards

Transitional Program Eligibility

The Transitional Housing Program provides housing for homeless single parents, with priority given to parents between the ages of 18 and 35. The parent must be working or attending school/training and working towards self-sufficiency. Families may reside up to two years. Applicants must have custody of at least one child or be 7 months pregnant.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A letter verifying that you are homeless from a homeless program or other supportive services agency
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and not attending high school
  • Must have custody of at least one child (under the age of 18) or be 7 months pregnant
  • Verification of income (must have an income)
  • Provide copies of birth certificates and social security cards

Program guidelines

The Permanent and Transitional Programs share the following guidelines:

  • A monthly program fee is charged at 30% of the resident’s adjusted gross income with electric and heating utilities paid by Sisters Place.
  • Residents must meet with their Case Manager weekly to set and develop goals related to life skills, education, employment, budgeting, health, and other individual issues.
  • Residents must meet with the Child Development Specialist weekly to enhance parenting skills, assess needs of the children, provide child care referrals, interact with the children through play and learning activities, and address other child related issues.
  • Residents must adhere to recovery contract, CYF mandates, and probation/parole mandates if applicable, attend weekly programming (if not employed/attending school) and individualized goal plans.

Sisters Place provides life skills classes, referrals for GED preparation, career planning sessions, an after-school program, summer day camp, tutoring for children and adults, field trips, food pantry, limited transportation, and referrals and advocacy to other service providers as needed.

Download the application form for Sisters Place housingRight-click (Mac users control-click) on the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer.

Submit your completed application to:

Sisters Place
Attention: Patricia Wood, Program Director
418 Mitchell Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025

Or fax the form to 412-233-3904.

If you are in need of emergency housing or not eligible to apply for housing at Sisters Place – contact the United Way for additional resources.  You can reach the United Way by dialing 211 on you telephone or by visiting pa211sw.org.

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