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City of Pittsburgh Announces Legislation to Launch Pilot Program on Downtown Conversion

Press Release
July 1, 2022

Pilot program will aid in converting historic downtown office space into residences and increase affordable housing in the Downtown neighborhood

PITTSBURGH – Today, the City of Pittsburgh announced it will present legislation to the Pittsburgh City Council to re-appropriate $2.1 million in ARPA funds to support a new pilot program that will support residential conversion of historic office buildings to residential in Downtown.

The City will be joining efforts from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and State Senators Costa and Fontana as well as members of the Allegheny County delegation, to create a $9 million program aimed at increasing the supply of affordable workforce housing, and support the overall health and vitality of Downtown Pittsburgh.

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