Advocates continue to push Pittsburgh City Council to fund Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund

Advocates continue to push Pittsburgh City Council to fund Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund

Encouraged by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s budget address calling on City Council to fund an affordable housing policy, over thirty housing and community development activists organized before the chamber Wednesday to continue the Mayor’s push to fund affordable housing across the city.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Mayor issues Executive Orders on affordable housing

Pittsburgh Mayor issues Executive Orders on affordable housing

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued two executive orders on Tuesday to begin implementing recommendations by the city’s Affordable Housing Task Force, covering ways to protect people from losing their housing. 

“My administration is committed to creating a livable city for all,” said Mayor Peduto in a letter along with the orders. “These executive orders are the first step in a long process to solve not only the challenges of today but to lay the foundations for an equitable Pittsburgh in the future.” 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council poised to address issue of affordable housing in the city

Pittsburgh City Council is set to consider legislation that would establish a fund to create fair and affordable housing across the city. 


The Pittsburgh Housing Opportunity Fund is the result of a recommendation by the recently completed report from the Affordable Housing Task Force to address the growing need for affordable housing. 


Sponsor of the legislation, Councilman Daniel Lavelle (District 6), said the goal of the fund is to raise a minimum of $10 million annually to support the creation of new affordable housing, rental assistance or rental rehab, and create as many as 6,840 affordable units over the course of 10 years. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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