Notice: Community Feedback Survey
The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) is a local funding source of $10 million per year to support affordable housing needs in Pittsburgh. Every year a plan is put together to decide how the funds will be used.
We will use a survey to help to determine how funds are alloted in 2023. This survey is one of the many considerations that go into the planning process. The goal of the survey is to acquire feedback directly from residents, so that programs can be designed to best fit the community's needs. All individual responses will be kept confidential and only accessed by approved Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh staff. Individual responses will be combined and the results will be discussed at upcoming HOF Advisory Board meetings. The survey results and the final allocation plan will also be published on the website.
About the Housing Opportunity Fund
In 2015-2016, the City of Pittsburgh assembled an Affordable Housing Task Force to better understand the affordable housing needs across the City. The Task Force recommended the City establish a Housing Trust Fund, and as a response to the need for affordable housing, the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) was created.
HOF is overseen by an Advisory Board and a Governing Board. The HOF Advisory board is composed of 17 Pittsburgh residents with varying occupations and socioeconomic backgrounds, and the URA acts as the Governing Board for HOF.
The City of Pittsburgh is committing $10 million per year for the next 12 years to address the affordable housing crisis. The following programs were approved by the Advisory Board, URA Board of Directors, and City Council for the 2020 funding year:
- Rental Gap Program
- Homeowner Assistance Program
- Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program
- Housing Stabilization Program
- For-Sale Development Program
To learn more about HOF Programs, please visit the HOF Programs page.
Advisory Board Meetings
Advisory Board Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. and will air on the City of Pittsburgh's YouTube channel.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding the Housing Opportunity Fund, please email email@example.com.
Latest HOF Advisory Board Meeting Agenda and Mintues:
August 4, 2022 Agenda
July 7, 2022 Minutes