Home USA How will another $10 million impact affordable housing? A breakdown of the...

How will another $10 million impact affordable housing? A breakdown of the 2019 Housing Opportunity Fund plan

People walk along Bedford Avenue near the Bedford Hill Apartments in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Pittsburgh City Council voted to approve the 2019 plan for the Housing Opportunity Fund. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)

By Tom Lisi, PublicSource

Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved a second annual spending plan for the $10 million Housing Opportunity Fund [HOF]. The programs, managed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority [URA], tackle various affordable housing issues in Pittsburgh.

Before the vote, Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith said she supported the plan even though she believes a majority of her West End constituents don’t. “I think there’s a lot of value in this program,” she said, not elaborating on opposition in her district.

Councilman Anthony Coghill said he was initially skeptical residents would know about the fund’s programs, which offer affordable housing funding to both residents and developers. But hearing of two recent home sales made possible through one of the fund’s programs “was just music to my ears,” he said during the meeting.

Council first approved the creation of the fund in 2016, but the implementation of programs did not start in earnest until last November, according to HOF Director Jessica Smith Perry’s briefing of the program at the URA’s May board meeting.

Read entire article at:

How will another $10 million impact affordable housing? A breakdown of the 2019 Housing Opportunity Fund plan

This article originally appeared in the New Pittsburgh Courier. 

The company is managed in four parts such as i) movies, videos etc production unit, ii) Educational Unit, iii) Event produce & management unit and iv) online management &, marketing unit. All units are worked separately but corporate each other but all dealings should be done in the name of FOCUS A-Z.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Black Women Take Home Top Directing Awards At Sundance Film Festival

Three of the top jury prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival were presented to Black women. Filmmakers Radha Blank, Garrett...

Ludacris Gives Florida High School Students $75,000 Worth of New Musical Instruments

Ludacris gave back in a major way when he visited a high school in South Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 29. With...

How to Visit Egypt on a Budget

Posted: 2/3/2020 | February 3rd, 2020 One of the countries high up on my “must visit” list is Egypt. As a lover...

When black cowboys paraded through Harlem with Muhammad Ali A path-breaking all-black rodeo in New York helped introduce America to a little-known piece of...

The afternoon of Friday, Sept. 3, 1971, was beautiful and sunny in Harlem as residents lined the streets and hung their...