The Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) was created to initiate, plan, finance, develop and manage housing development throughout Pittsburgh.
In 1994, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) created Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) after recognizing that large sections of the city and county were not being adequately served by either the private development market or by local community development corporations. The URA charged PHDC with the task of initiating, planning, financing, developing, and managing housing development throughout the City of Pittsburgh, emphasizing on development of affordable housing units in low to moderate income census tracts. PHDC is established as a 501 (c) 3, non-profit corporation, whose Board of Directors is appointed by the URA.
The goal of PHDC is to encourage the growth of, and never replace, organizations capable of developing affordable and/or market rate housing. PHDC never works in neighborhoods where it has not been invited and, in those cases where PHDC acts as a sole developer, it always solicits the consent of the local neighborhood development corporation.
PHDC's development partners have traditionally been well established Community Development Corporations (CDCs), but it also works with private developers, faith-based organizations, and other community-based organizations to further the goals of the various city neighborhoods.
Since its inception, PHDC has been involved with the development of nearly 350 units citywide, including affordable single family for-sale new construction, market-rate new construction, single family rehabilitations, and multifamily rental developments.
Our Board & Team
Board of Directors
Meet the diverse and talented group of individuals helping guide the PHDC forward.
Lena Andrews, Director
Senior Development Officer,
Action Housing Inc.
Oliver Beasley, Director
Office of Mayor William Peduto
David R. Brewton, Vice President
Director of Real Estate,
Kyle Chintalapalli, Director
Vice President, Business and Economic Development,
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Andrew Dash, Director
Acting Director, Department of City Planning,
City of Pittsburgh
Jerome Jackson, President
Operation Better Block
Colin P. Kelley, Secretary
Chief Executive Officer,
NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania
Vice President and Midwest Virtual Channel Market Manager,
Citizens Bank Business Banking
Director of CDFI Investments,URA;
President, Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI);
Acting President, Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation
Danielle Graham Robinson,
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Diamonte Walker, Executive Director
Richard Snipe, Deputy Executive Director
Jessica Smith Perry, Assistant Secretary
David Howe, Assistant Secretary
Meet our dedicated team advancing the mission and vison of the PHDC.
PHDC Executive Director
PHDC Deputy Executive Director
Jarmele E. Fairclaugh
PHDC Program Assistant
Project Development Manager
PHDC Construction Manager
Residential Façade Improvement Program
*Please note, this program is boundary-specific. Please contact Jarmele at 412.255.6573 to check for eligibility.
Homeowners can receive up to $8,000 in matching grant funds, based on household income.
There is a $150 application fee due upon submittal
Funds can be used for front and side façades (Min. of 50% of funds must be used on front)
Types of Modifications
- Siding replacement
- Brick repointing
- Porch repair
- Window repair
- Door repair
- Soffit/fascia repair
- Gutter repair
- Other modifications
Here's what you'll need to apply
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Have questions? Contact Jarmele Fairclaugh, PHDC Program Assistant, at 412.255.6573 for more information.