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We strive to make Pittsburgh a more diverse, vibrant city that is affordable to all.
The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) supports the development and preservation of affordable and accessible housing within the City of Pittsburgh.
HOF Programs

Rental Gap Program

Rental Gap Program (RGP) loans are available to developers for the creation and/or preservation of affordable units.

Program Summary

Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program

The Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program (DPCCAP) provides financing to first-time homebuyers in the City of Pittsburgh.*

Program Summary

Accepting Applications - DPCCAP Application

Homeowner Assistance Program

The Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) provides financial and technical assistance to eligible homeowners for rehabilitating and improving residential owner-occupied properties within the City of Pittsburgh.*

Program Summary

Housing Stabilization Program

Through service providers, this program provides short term (up to 1 year) of rental assistance to households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Affordable For-sale Housing Program

This program supports developers to renovate or construct quality homes for first-time homebuyers. 


*Please contact HOF for eligibility requirements.


Upcoming Community Feedback Meetings

The URA’s Housing Opportunity Fund Department is hosting a series of Community Meetings throughout February and March 2019, open to all City of Pittsburgh residents. The meetings will focus on gathering community feedback regarding the 2018 HOF Allocation Plan and future 2019 HOF Allocation Plan.

Meeting info

View the HOF Resource Sheet to understand commonly used terms.

For more information, call HOF Community Outreach Specialist Vethina HageĀ at 412.255.6639, or email at

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