The Neighborhood Safety Program (NSP) is a crime and disaster prevention program which helps at-risk and low to moderate income families maintain safer homes through the installations of life-lights, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, deadbolt locks, and auxiliary security hardware including door peepholes and doorknobs. Most recently, the NSP partnered with seven other agencies to provide weatherization and home security to veterans, seniors, and disabled residents in three East End zip codes (15206, 15208, and 15224) to receive upgrades as part of the Home Depot Mayor’s Initiatives.
In 2012, the Neighborhood Safety Program served three hundred forty-six (346) individuals.
NSP has added a “Go Green” component to its services which helps reduce water and energy consumption in homes with the installation of Water and Energy ECO-kits.
In an effort to further reduce energy consumption in low income households Pittsburgh Community Services Inc., has collaborated with Duquesne Light Company (DQE). As part of this energy efficiency partnership NSP’s Refrigerator Replacement Program replaces old refrigerators (at least 10 years old) with a new energy cost efficient refrigerator.
Also through the DQE partnership NSP offers the Light Bulb Replacement Program which replaces incandescent light bulbs with energy saving Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs.
Neighborhood Safety is achieved with the “free” installation of home safety
and security hardware.
- deadbolt locks;
- door peepholes;
- smoke detectors with escape lights;
- carbon monoxide detectors;
- 911 emergency life-lites;
- ABC fire extinguishers.
CONTACT AND HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information regarding services provided by NSP please call 412-904-4711412-904-4711.