State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State representatives and local officials gathered in Pittsburgh Wednesday to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods across the city.

Rep. Dom Costa (D-Morningside) hosted a Democratic Policy Committee meeting in Lawrenceville, one of Pittsburgh’s most rapidly growing and changing city neighborhoods, to determine what state legislators can do to aid local efforts on the topic.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

House Finance Committee looks to increase funds for the Neighborhood Assistance Program

The House Finance Committee met in Pittsburgh Thursday to discuss the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and legislation to increase funds allocated to the program.

The goal of the NAP is to improve the lives of low-income people in distressed neighborhoods through partnerships between community-based organizations and the business and corporate community.

“As we’ve experienced an increase in need for the program, the demand and competitiveness for projects that could benefit from it are that much higher, placing an increased burden on how much the program can meet the need," said Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny/Brookline), the sponsor of SB 243, one piece of legislation that would increase the allocation for the NAP from the current $18 million to $25 million.

Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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