Housing Opportunity Fund
The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF), administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, supports the development and preservation of affordable and accessible housing within the City of Pittsburgh.
We want your feedback!
The City of Pittsburgh provides $10 million every year for the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) to address and support affordable housing needs of Pittsburgh residents. Each year, we share a public survey so you can tell us your needs and have a say in how HOF money is used in the upcoming year. The HOF team ensures that affordable housing programs are designed to meet needs expressed in the survey results and to best fit the needs of our diverse communities.
Your survey responses will be kept anonymous and combined with others to create the final survey results. Results will be shared with the HOF Advisory Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh Board, and City Council to determine an approved spending plan for 2024.
We want all Pittsburgh voices to be heard! Please share the survey with your friends, family, and community so we can ensure programs are created and funded based on the community’s needs.
Take the Survey
Email HOF@ura.org to be mailed a paper copy
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 2023 funding year:
- Rental Gap Program
- Homeowner Assistance Program
- Housing Stabilization Proram
- Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program
- Housing Stabilization Program
- For-Sale Development Program
- Small Landlord Fund
- Legal Assistance Program
- Demonstration 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 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and also air on the City of Pittsburgh's YouTube channel.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding the Housing Opportunity Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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