District 6 In the News
URA's Small Contractor Line of Credit Program
UPMC Mercy & Builders Guild of WPA Career Events.
Councilman Lavelle will soon be hosting a series of Career Events with UPMC, and Builders Guild of Western PA. With the world class UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital at UPMC Mercy expected to begin later this year career, opportunities in union construction and at UPMC Mercy are available for those with the desire and dedication to build sustainable and well-paying careers. These events are available so that local residents can learn about, apply and be considered for the many positions presently available at UPMC Mercy, as well the construction positions that will be starting later this year.
March Employment Newsletter
Public Hearing Scheduled on Noise Code Amendments for February 14
In response to increasing complaints from Downtown residents about overnight construction noise, Councilman Lavelle has been working with the City Planning Department on legislation that would limit heavy impact construction between the hours of 8am-6pm. The amendment to City Code is part of an overhaul of the Noise Code that is currently under consideration by Council.
Council Passes Housing Opportunity Fund
Councilman Lavelle legislated the creation of a Housing Opportunity Fund for the city of Pittsburgh. The ordinance requires the city to set aside a minimum of $10 million each year for the creation and preservation of affordable housing. The fund will help stabilize and foster mixed-income neighborhoods, encouraging newcomers and helping long-timers stay put amid higher property values, taxes and market pressures. Aid offerings could include down-payment assistance, home rehabilitation and foreclosure prevention.