PITTSBURGH, PA (August 10, 2020) The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Board of Directors will be voting to approve investing $4,051,475 in community-based affordable housing projects in Marshall-Shadeland, Hazelwood, Fineview and more at their regular board meeting this Thursday.
Funded through the Housing Opportunity Fund, a citywide initiative that provides $10 million a year for affordable housing programs, and other URA programs, many of the selected projects are run by neighborhood community development groups who are working to fix up homes in their neighborhood to sell at an affordable rate.
“We are pleased to see this level of consistent investment from the URA and Housing Opportunity Fund. This kind of funding puts our communities in the driver seat of development and helps to ensure that their neighbors can stay in their neighborhood,” Mayor William Peduto said. “A great thanks goes to the URA board, URA and HOF staff and our community partners.”
The proposed financing includes, but is not limited to:
The URA Board Meeting will be this Thursday. August 13 online at 2 PM. More information can be found here.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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