Boards, Authorities & Commissions

Housing Authority, City of Pittsburgh

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is a municipal corporation charged with providing decent, affordable housing for low-income persons. The Authority is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors which establishes goals, approves policy and budgets, and provides general direction to the HACP Executive Staff.

Governing Documents

  • Pittsburgh Code Title One, Article IX, Chapter 179:
    • Council by Ordinance 338 approved August 26, 1937, authorized creation of the Housing Authority pursuant to the Housing Authority Law, Act 265 of May 28, 1937, P.L. 955, as amended (35 P.S. Sec. 1541et seq.)


Seven members

  • 5 appointed by the Mayor of Pittsburgh; confirmed by City Council
  • 2 appointed by the Mayor of Pittsburgh without City Council approval
  • Must be a City of Pittsburgh resident
  • Two members must be residents of HACP communities
  • No more than one member may hold public office

  • Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Chair
    • Term Expires 4/30/2021
    Reverend Ricky Burgess
    • Term Expires 4/30/2020  
  • Janet Evans
    • Term Expires 9/30/2019
  • Peter Robert Kaplan
    • Term Expires 3/26/2020
  • Enid Miller
    • Term Expires 3/26/2020
  • Cheryl Gainey
  • Alex Laroco


Contact Information

Phone: 412-456-5000
TTY: 412-201-5385
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM