Casa San Jose in collaboration with PHDC's space have been able to vaccinate 500 individuals .

(Last update, June 2021)

Hispanic Demographics that have Received PHDC's COVID-19 Financial Assistance in the Greater Pittsburgh Area

As of December 2020

During COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation has been an important asset to the Hispanic Community in Pittsburgh. Business owners and households have been struggling with many unexpected emergencies, many of them related to reduction of work hours or loss of employment. Many business entrepreneurs have been forced to close their businesses temporarily given the pandemic of COVID-19. PHDC has been able to raise emergency financial funds to help households pay late rents, business to pay insurance policies, business rents, and emergencies fund needed to reactivate businesses. The Hispanic Corporation has been able to avoid more than 30 evictions, thanks to the funds raised to support the Hispanic community in Pittsburgh.

As of September, the Hispanic Corporation has been able to extend financial assistance to 20 entrepreneurs to have the necessary funds to maintain or reactivate their businesses during COVID-19. PHDC also has extended financial assistance to 47 households to pay rent. Additionally, the Hispanic Corporation has been providing assistance to 105 households and landlords to apply for Rent Assistance under the CARES ACT program. Currently, 60 applications have been completed and more are in progress.

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PHDC has processed 94 Households applications of which 56 were approved for COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program.

In 2020 the Hispanic Corporation collaborated with Action Housing, Community Justice Project (CJP), and the City of Pittsburgh in providing economic assistance to households through a Program called CARES - RRP (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security - Rent Relief Program), to contribute with rent payments, for families in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and because of COVID-19 economic effects into the labor sector, they can’t pay their rent/leases on their own.

The Hispanic Corporation has been a center of resource for CARES rent assistance within the Hispanic Community in the greater Pittsburgh region during the summer and fall of last year. We received more than 200 inquiries and processed 94 household applications with the CARES Rent Relief Program. The applications approved represented a total of $176,831.06 in rent assistance. PHDC promoted the program in the community last year but also had collaboration from Casa San Jose and the Latino Community Center in getting referrals from households interested in applying.

(last update December 2020)

PHDC CARES Rent Relief Program Applicants per Neighborhood

PHDC CARES Rent Relief Program Applicants per County

Covid-19 Entrepreneur Kit

Please take a look at the PHDC Entrepreneur Survival Kit COVID-19. You may download a PDF copy here.

Loans for Minorities

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Grants & Loans

The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation is assisting Entrepreneurs and Small Business to apply for Grants and loans. See more details here....

GOGO Program

This program offers free technical assistance by professionals to help small businesses improve their websites, social media platforms or third-party platforms.

This is an open and competitive process for qualified professional services firms and independent consultants.

The ideal candidate for the GOGO Small Business Program….

  • Is already an existing business

  • Has less than 15 employees

  • Is located in: the City of Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Sharpsburg, Millvale, Etna, Mckees Rocks, or Mt. Oliver.

This Application is Now Closed!

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