Free Pittsburgh lawn-mowing service for available for seniors, veterans
The city of Pittsburgh began taking applications Monday for a twice-a-month lawn-mowing service available to seniors, veterans and low-income people with disabilities this summer through fall.
Mayor Bill Peduto said Monday that the city has enough money and contractors to provide the free service to about 1,000 households between May and October. Applicants will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis.
#Pittsburgh is opening up applications for its free City Cuts lawn service for seniors, veterans and those with disabilities; in its second year the service now has 3x as many contractors as last year. https://t.co/eVcokuiDKV
— City of Pittsburgh (@CityPGH) April 15, 2019
It’s the second straight year the city has offered the free grass-cutting service, called City Cuts.
“We are looking forward to building on the 2018 pilot year to provide better service to residents,” Peduto said in a statement.
Last year, more than 950 seniors and people with disabilities received it, city officials said.
The program was spurred by legislation sponsored by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith.
To apply in person, visit one of 18 Carnegie Library branches to fill out an application and mail it to the city.
For assistance, call the mayor’s response line at 3-1-1 or 412-255-2621.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, email@example.com or via Twitter .