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.
It was a year ago this month the City of Pittsburgh created the Affordable Housing Task Force and since then a conversation has been happening in many circles around housing, affordability, and opportunity.
At the event the State of Housing in Pittsburgh, the Building Inclusive Communities Work Group created a platform in which those separate circles could come together, discuss, and develop a shared understanding of the state of housing.
After a brief presentation on housing in Pittsburgh, there was a discussion with the audience facilitated by
- Bethany Davidson, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
- Carla Falkenstein, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
- Ronell Guy, Northside Fair Housing Coalition
To see the powerpoint from the event, BIC-Housing Final.
More about Building Inclusive Communities Work Group:
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.
At the event the State of Housing in Pittsburgh, the Building Inclusive Communities Work Group created a platform in which separate circles could come together, discuss, and develop a shared understanding of the state of housing.