Pittsburgh City Council members seek funding alternatives to reality transfer tax for housing, early childhood funding

Pittsburgh City Council members seek funding alternatives to reality transfer tax for housing, early childhood funding

A coalition of Pittsburgh City Council members may have found a way to partially fill its Affordable Housing Opportunity Trust Fund, provide funding for early childhood education in the city, and offset a proposed hike in the real estate transfer tax with a package of budget amendments.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State representatives and local officials gathered in Pittsburgh Wednesday to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods across the city.

Rep. Dom Costa (D-Morningside) hosted a Democratic Policy Committee meeting in Lawrenceville, one of Pittsburgh’s most rapidly growing and changing city neighborhoods, to determine what state legislators can do to aid local efforts on the topic.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council discusses the future of automation in the workforce

Pittsburgh City Council discusses the future of automation in the workforce

From highly-technical advancements in the areas of manufacturing and engineering being created at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, to Uber using city streets to test their self-driving cars, Pittsburgh is no stranger to the world of automation.

Pittsburgh, like many other cities across the globe, are witnessing and experiencing first-hand how the advancement of robotic automation is changing the landscape of a middle-class workforce, and not always for the better.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Councilman calling on Wolf administration to help new homeowners pay off student debt

Pittsburgh Councilman calling on Wolf administration to help new homeowners pay off student debt

A Pittsburgh City Councilman is calling on the Wolf administration to help aid in a program that would help new homeowners pay off a portion of their student loan debt.


In a Will of Council passed by members Tuesday morning, Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) laid out a proposal calling on the state to develop and administer a program where the Commonwealth would repay a portion of an individual’s outstanding federal student loan debt when they finance a home through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council, developers mull next steps for city-owned housing stock

Pittsburgh City Council, developers mull next steps for city-owned housing stock

Pittsburgh City Council sat down with a panel of community developers Wednesday to discuss a bill to divest some of the city’s publicly-owned properties.

Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) headed the post agenda meeting discussion on Bill 1508, which would authorize Mayor Bill Peduto, the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Finance and the Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority to evaluate city-owned housing stock suitable for rehabilitation and resale.

Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
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