Event held: May 24, 2016
We believe, as Pittsburgh grows and prospers, we must create vibrant and inclusive communities that welcome people from all walks of life and levels of income. We believe a balanced housing market with a combination of low-priced and market rental and home ownership as well as supported housing, we can ensure housing opportunity for all and stable neighborhood growth. A funding strategy that can help bring this vision to reality is a Local Housing Trust Fund.
Please see below for materials held by Building Inclusive Communities around a Housing Trust Fund in Pittsburgh. The materials cover:
• How local communities around the country are using housing trust funds for housing and neighborhood stabilization;
• Different ways other communities are raising revenue for their housing trust funds; and
• How a Pittsburgh Housing Trust Fund can benefit the whole city with the Trust Fund Committee of the Affordable Housing Task Force
• Michael Anderson, Center for Community Change
• Councilman Daniel Lavelle, City of Pittsburgh Council District 6
Building Inclusive Communities Work Group is a group of organizations and individuals who love Pittsburgh and value its history and diversity. Our goal is to ensure that the resurgence of Pittsburgh’s economy and housing market includes people with low to moderate incomes. We focus on policies and programs that affect the city as a whole to ensure that all residents, especially those with low incomes and communities of color, benefit from housing development in the city, especially where public resources are invested.
All questions please contact Gale Schwartz at email@example.com or 412.281.1137