Pittsburgh URA approves program to fund replacement of old lead lines across the city

Pittsburgh URA approves program to fund replacement of old lead lines across the city

The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) board approved a program Thursday that would provide financial assistance to property owners looking to replace their lead water service lines. 
The Replace Old Lead Lines (ROLL) program, would be available to low income residents who make below 120 percent of the area median income (AMI). The maximum amount for the loan would be $10,000 with a three percent interest rate- the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is estimating requested loans will begin at $6,000. 
Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition releases its Peace and Justice Initiative Report

Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition releases its Peace and Justice Initiative Report

In an effort to ensure equitable improvements in the quality of life for African American residents in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition (PBEOC) released a 61-page Pittsburgh Peace and Justice Initiative report Thursday outlining ways to accomplish just that. 

The coalition, consisting of state Representatives Ed Gainey (D-Sheridan) and Jake Wheatley (D-Hill District), Allegheny County Councilman DeWitt Walton (District 10) and Pittsburgh City Councilmen Rev. Ricky Burgess (District 9) and Daniel Lavelle (District 6), came together to examine and measure six-key areas of quality of life: public safety, affordable housing, family outcomes, business and organizations, education, and employment. 
Thursday, February 2, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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