ServePGH
Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE HOME IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP (SHIP)

What is SHIP?

The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP) repairs and weatherizes the homes of veterans, seniors, and disabled residents in collaboration with local nonprofits and citizen volunteers.

The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership is supported by The Home Depot Foundation, The United Way of Allegheny County, thousands of citizen volunteers, and is a joint effort between the City's servePGH initiative and the following organizations:

We are grateful to The Home Depot Foundation and The United Way of Allegheny County for the investment in SHIP and demonstrated commitment to healthy, safe communities.

 

Why SHIP?

In the City of Pittsburgh, the median age of homes is 61 years. With an aging housing stock, home repairs and updates become increasingly necessary to ensure the safety and comfort of a home. Veterans, disabled individuals, or aging residents may find it nearly impossible to afford even small-scale repairs or accessibility modifications to their home. As a result, deserving families are one major home repair away from financial disaster, which can ultimately force them out of the home that brings them comfort and security.

SHIP helps residents stay safe in their homes and remain in their neighborhood and existing community.

 

HOW TO ASK FOR HELP OR VOLUNTEER

Who is eligible to receive SHIP services?

You may* qualify to apply to receive home repair and weatherization services if you:

  • are a veteran**, senior, and/or disabled resident.
  • have an income lower than 200% of poverty.

*Please note that the first priority of SHIP is assisting families that have already been awaiting much-needed services from our partners. Due to overwhelming demand for services and funding limitations, not everyone will be able to be served through this project.

**SHIP considers veterans to be individuals who served in the military as active duty, National Guard, or in the Reserves. 

 

What kind of help is available?

Available services include:

  • Handicapped accessibility upgrades
  • Weatherization
  • Health & safety upgrades
  • Plumbing, electrical, and utility improvements
  • Structural integrity upgrades
  • Homeowner counseling services

 

I am interested in receiving home improvement services. How do I contact SHIP?

For more information about how you can access services, please contact  412-281-9773 or dsmith@nwwpa.org.

Alternatively, you can print and fill out this client interest form and mail the completed form to:

NeighborWorks Western PA

710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

I am interested in volunteering. How do I contact SHIP?

For more information about how you can volunteer, please contact  412-281-9773 or dsmith@nwwpa.org.

Alternatively, you can print and fill out this volunteer interest form and mail the completed form to:

NeighborWorks Western PA

710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 


Mayor's Office of Service and Civic Engagement
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2280


Contact Us
servePGH Office:
Phone: 412-255-2280
Email: servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov

 

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