City of Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Task Force
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Affordable Housing Task Force
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This task force is charged with assessing the current and projected future landscape of housing affordability in the City of Pittsburgh, evaluating current programs and initiatives to produce new affordable units and preserve existing ones, and making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

Affordable Housing Task Force
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In January 2015, Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle introduced legislation to city council to create an Affordable Housing Task Force. The resolution was signed by Mayor William Peduto on February 2015, leading to the establishment of the Affordable Housing Task Force in May 2015. Four committees have been created to work on the tasks and deliverables noted in the legislation. These committees are actively meeting to work on the specific tasks and deliverables identified in the legislation. Five public community meetings have been held across the city in the Deliberative Democracy format to comprehensively include the community in the Task Force recommendations.

Affordable Housing Task Force
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5/27/16

The Affordable Housing Task Force presented their Findings and Recommendations to the Mayor and City Council today. You can find a copy of the report HERE.

4/27/16

The Office of Mayor William Peduto issued this Press Release today regarding the Affordable Housing Task Force's Draft Recommendations.

4/11/16

A synopsis of the surveys, along with scans of note-taker notes taken during the community forums will be made public via the Affordable Housing Task Force website on, or before, April 15, 2016.

Affordable Housing Task Force
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The Policy and Recommendations committee is tasked with assessing a variety of housing policies, for both short and long term implementation. They analyze best practices nationally and locally, focusing on preserving affordability, building mixed-income communities, and measures for anti-displacement. This committee has been conducting a long term analysis of potential policies that will achieve the tasks assigned to the task force. They will eventually produce the recommendations made to the Mayor and City Council.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, Ray Gastil, Congressman Mike Doyle, William Brooks, Fred Brown, Sara Davis Buss, Majestic Lane, Liz Hersh, Robert Hurley, Mark Masterson, Linda Metropulos, Sam Williamson

The Community Engagement committee advises the Task Force on the most comprehensive way to include the community in the Task Force recommendations. The committee made up of community organizations, politicians, union organizers, and many other representatives. This committee has organized the outreach campaign to include Pittsburgh's residents. Five community meetings have been held in the various sectors of the city - North, South, East, West, and Central. These meetings, held in partnership with Art of Democracy, are in the Deliberative Democracy format.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, Ray Gastil, Councilman Dan Gilman, Representative Ed Gainey, Richard Butler, Majestic Lane, Liz Hersh, Barney Oursler

The Needs Assessment committee is tasked with studying and analyzing data, trends, and market demands associated with the local and regional housing markets. They review the existing housing conditions in the City of Pittsburgh and perform demand analysis, find gaps within the market, and provide projects and scenario studies. A Needs Assessment report is being prepared by the Pittsburgh based housing and community development firm of Mullin and Lonerrgan Associates. This report will detail the City of Pittsburgh existing housing market and trends.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, Ray Gastil, Senator Jay Costa, Fred Brown, Tom Cummings, Carla Falkenstein, Bill Gatti, David Weber

The Feasibility committee is tasked with studying the implications and impacts associated with the various policies and programs being reviewed by the Task Force. They assess the legal, financial, and organizational capacity to support new policies and programs aimed at building mixed-income communities and preserving affordability. A Feasibility Analysis Report is being developed by the San Francisco-based urban economics firm of Peninger Consulting.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, Ray Gastil, Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, Tom Cummings, Tamara Dudukovich, Bill Gatti, Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Linda Metropulos, Bob Damewood*, Macy Kisilinsky*

* Not an Affordable Housing Task Force member.

Affordable Housing Task Force
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  • January 2015

    Legislation introduced by Councilman Lavelle

  • February 2015

    Resolution signed by Mayor William Peduto

  • October 2015

    Legislation Amended

  • December 8, 2015

    Update the Planning Commission

  • March 7, 2016

    West End Deliberative Democracy Session

  • March 15, 2016

    South Side Deliberative Democracy Session

  • March 23, 2016

    North Side Deliberative Democracy Session

  • March 29, 2016

    East End Deliberative Democracy Session

  • April 5, 2016

    Central Deliberative Democracy Session

  • April 28, 2016

    City Council Post-Agenda

  • May 27, 2016

    Final Findings and Recommendations to the Mayor and City Council

Affordable Housing Task Force
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Affordable Housing Task Force Report
Housing Needs Assessment
Financial Feasibility Memo
Post-Agenda Report
Deliberative Democracy Survey Report
Deliberative Democracy Presentation
Deliberative Democracy Materials
Deliberative Democracy Note-taker Notes

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