Senior Citizen Resources

Richland Township would like to provide our residents with information to help guide seniors and their families/caregivers.  Richland Township is made up of about 25% senior citizens out of the total population.  As a quarter of the population make-up in the community, it's important to provide resources, support and guides.

Allegheny County 2023 Senior Resource Guide  

Article - Aging in Place

Newsletter - Pittsburgh Senior News

Available Senior Discounts:

Through December 31, 2023, Vogel Disposal offers a Sticker Program.  Stickers can be purchased for $30.00 for 5.  You can visit the Township offices to purchase the stickers.

Discount is available for Richland Township taxes if a person is already qualified for the Allegheny County Tax Rebate and Jordan Tax Service has been notified of this qualification by the county.  

A rebate is available for the Pine Richland School District Tax.  You must contact the Pine Richland Administration offices at 724-625-7773 or visit the Senior Citizens Tax Rebate page.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

What is LIHWAP?

Pennsylvania has received additional water assistance funding from unspent funds from other LIHWAP grantees.   

    These funds will be available to your low income customers who have an water arrearage, starting Monday, July 10th and the program will close again 5 weeks later, on August 11, 2023.  

    Parameters for LIHWAP funding remain the same as before (per your LIHWAP vendor agreement).  

    Low income-income households, if income eligible, may receive one LIHWAP grant for drinking water and one LIHWAP grant for wastewater (based on having an arrearage).  Each grant is based on the amount of the arrearage (minus current bill) up to a max of $2,500 per water type.  

    If a customer already received a water grant or drinking water grant since January 4, 2022 (in ANY amount), they are not eligible for additional LIHWAP funding for that SAME water type.


Sue Smith received a LIHWAP grant for drinking water for $1,200 in August 2022 but never received a LIHWAP grant for waste water.  On July 10, 2023, she is in arrears for both grants (drinking water $800 and waste water $800, totaling $1600).  If income eligible, Sue would be able to receive $800 for her wastewater arrears, but would NOT be eligible for a drinking water grant because she already received one when LIHWAP was open previously.

Click here for the LIHWAP application for those low-income customers who are in arrears ON JULY 10th.   Applications received prior to July 10th will be rejected.  A google search for the customer’s County Assistance Office based on their county of residence will provide the address where a LIHWAP application can be mailed or dropped off on/after July 10th. 

Please note, the program Heating Assistance/Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) still continues. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.  The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill.