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URA Announces Affordable Housing Public Survey Is Open

Press Release
September 22, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2020)  The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced today that the Housing Opportunity Fund’s (HOF) Affordable Housing Public Survey is up and open until October 2, 2020. 

The URA is soliciting public input on how the next $10 million of HOF funds should be allocated for the 2021 funding year.

For the 2020 funding year, HOF funded the following programs: Rental Gap Program, For-Sale Development Program, Homeowner Assistance Program, Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Program, and Housing Stabilization Program. For more information on HOF programs, click here. To view the 2019 HOF Annual Report, click here.

The URA, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, will be hosting two virtual community meetings - Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. and Friday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss HOF programs and the 2021 allocation. 

"Each year, the City of Pittsburgh dedicates $10 million to the Housing Opportunity Fund to support affordable housing initiatives," said the URA's Director of Housing Lending Jessica Smith Perry. "We want to hear from City residents on how these programs can best address the needs in their community. We encourage participation in the meetings and the Affordable Housing Public Survey."

The Affordable Housing Public Survey is available online or over the phone:

Virtual Community Meeting Details:

About the Urban Redvelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA)  

The URA is the City of Pittsburgh's economic development agency, supporting the City’s economic development goals, which are designed to create a city of inclusive opportunity for residents, stakeholders, and communities. The URA is committed to creating more housing that is affordable to the average Pittsburgher; encouraging more entrepreneurship and small business development; promoting inclusive growth and quality job creation; expanding neighborhood and main streets revitalization efforts; and developing a talented workforce that is equipped with the skills of the future.


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