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Bedford Dwellings

In 2023, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) received a federal Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to  revitalize and transform the Bedford Dwellings and Middle Hill neighborhoods.


Bedford Dwellings, Middle Hill District, and Crawford-Roberts neighborhoods

A $50 million grant will help to transform the Hill District neighborhood and rebuild Bedford Dwellings.

In July 2023, a $50 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The award is the culmination of planning efforts since 2018 between Hill District residents, the URA, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, TREK Development, Midpoint Development, and Allegheny County Department of Human Services. The funding will go toward the implementation of three plans:

  1. Housing - Replace the 411 units of the Bedford Dwellings Public Housing Complex and construct an additional 422 units of new rental housing across the current Bedford Dwellings location and three other locations in the Middle Hill District.

  2. People - Support positive outcomes for Bedford Dwellings residents' health, safety, employment, mobility and education.

  3. Neighborhood - Improve the neighborhood for current and new Hill District residents with the construction of a new linear park, providing new homeownership opportunities, repairing existing homeowner housing, and activating the streetscape on Centre and Herron Avenues.

The HACP and the City of Pittsburgh were the applicants for the grant. TREK Development is serving as the Planning Coordinator. The URA is serving as lead to the Neighborhood portion of the plan. The final plan was submitted in January of 2022.



  • There are 411 units of housing in the Bedford Dwellings Housing Complex. They will be replaced with 425 units on the current Bedford Dwellings site, and an additional 398 units at Reed-Roberts, Herron Avenue, and Fifth Avenue.

  • The Implementation plan utilizes a "build first, move once" strategy to minimize displacement of neighborhood residents.
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