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vibrant city that is affordable to all.

 

HOF Programs

*Please contact HOF for program eligibility requirements


Rental Gap Program

The Housing Opportunity Fund’s (HOF) Rental Gap Program (RGP) provides loans to nonprofit developers or developers with nonprofit partners for the creation and/or preservation of affordable units. The RGP is designed to increase the supply of affordable rental units.

Program Summary

 


Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program

The Housing Opportunity Fund’s (HOF) Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program (DPCCAP) provides financial assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers in the City who are interested in purchasing an existing or newly constructed residential unit.

Program Summary

 

Accepting Applications - DPCCAP Application

*Please have your lender complete and submit the application to Sharon Taylor, HOF Program Specialist, at STaylor@ura.org.


Homeowner Assistance Program

The Housing Opportunity Fund’s (HOF) Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) provides up to $30,000 in financial assistance to eligible homeowners for rehabilitating and improving residential owner-occupied properties within the City of Pittsburgh. 

Funds must be used to address any major City Code violations prior to any general repairs.

Program Summary

 

Accepting Applications - HAP Application 

*Please submit your application to Sharon Taylor, HOF Program Specialist, at STaylor@ura.org.


Housing Stabilization Program

The Housing Opportunity Fund's (HOF) Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) provides emergency rental assistance on a one-time or short-term (up to 4 months) basis to eligible households. 

HSP Service Providers include: Macedonia FACE, Mercy Life Center Corporation, Urban League, YWCA, and Neighborhood Legal Services (Legal Eviction Prevention Services).

Program Summary

 

The Housing Opportunity Fund's Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) is in the process of opening its doors. Interested applicants must contact a HSP Service Provider directly to apply. 

The following organization is now accepting applications. Please contact the Service Provider directly to see if you are eligible for the program.

 

Organization 

Contact Information 

Pittsburgh Mercy 

Phone: 412.232.5739 - Option 3

Email: own.hspfund@pittsburghmercy.org

 

All other Service Providers will begin accepting applications in August. 


For-Sale Development Program

The Housing Opportunity Fund's (HOF) For-Sale Development Program (FSDP) provides low-interest rate construction financing and/or grants to nonprofit developers or developers with nonprofit partners for the purpose of increasing the supply of affordable housing for homeownership.

 


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 vhage@ura.org.

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