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The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) was created by the City of Pittsburgh to help support the development and preservation of affordable and accessible housing in the city. The 17-member advisory board was appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council to help oversee the Fund.

Advisory Board members span various areas of expertise, come with diverse perspectives, and all have unique experiences as Pittsburghers. Together they help to inform and carry out the mission of the Housing Opportunity Fund.

Advisory Board Members

Lena Andrews - Nonprofit Development Community


Oliver Beasley - Mayor's Office


Jamil Bey, PhD - Neighborhood Based Nonprofit/Community Resident - South


Joanna Deming - Homeowner Representative


Knowledge Build Hudson - HACP Representative


Jerome Jackson - Neighborhood Based Nonprofit/Community Resident - East


Theresa Kail-Smith - City Council


Mark Masterson - Neighborhood Based Nonprofit/Community Resident - North


James Myer - Neighborhood Based Nonprofit/Community Resident - Central


Paul Spradley - Lending Institution


Sonya Tilghman - Nonprofit Community


Derrick Tillman - For-profit Development Community


Diamonte Walker - URA Representative


Adrienne Walnoha - Advocate for Homeless


Kellie Ware-Seabron - Fair Housing Representative 


Megan Winters - Western Neighborhood Representative

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