Office of Mayor William Peduto
Housing & Urban Empowerment Transition Team

About the Team

The Housing & Urban Empowerment Transition Team, chaired by Chief Urban Affairs Officer Valerie McDonald-Roberts, was charged with offering recommendations to enhance the quality of housing and services for residents of Pittsburgh's low and moderate-income neighborhoods.

The team focused on the following areas:

  • Developing programs for rebuilding neighborhood housing, block by block.
  • Improving capacity of non-profit agencies to provide programs and services.
  • Empowering and coordinating with faith-based organizations.
  • Improving access and opportunity for minority contractors.
  • Organizing and empowering residents to improve their communities.

Recommendation Documents


    The Office of Mayor William Peduto
    512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Phone: 412-255-2626

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