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. at Dollar Bank, located at 20 Stanwix Street in Downtown Pittsburgh, and also air on the City of Pittsburgh's YouTube channel.
Please note, the September 7, 2023 Advisory Board Meeting will take place in-person and via Zoom only.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 0628 8949
If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding the Housing Opportunity Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest HOF Advisory Board Meeting Agenda and Mintues:
October 5, 2023 Agenda
September 7, 2023 Minutes