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LU and partners head to court to defend inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and diverse neighborhoods

Organizations representing Pittsburgh neighborhoods where housing costs are soaring filed a motion to intervene in a case defending inclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and diverse communities August 16. 2022—Pittsburgh is facing an escalating crisis in housing affordability. In response, the City passed an inclusionary zoning ordinance this spring, requiring new large developments to set aside units…

June Happenings Meeting

Please join us for the June Happenings meeting. Along with updates on neighborhood events, planning, and volunteering, we will be focusing on two main concerns that affect housing in Lawrenceville: * Unfounded legal challenge by the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) to the City of Pittsburgh’s inclusionary zoning ordinance to preserve affordable housing. *…

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Neighborhood organizations from across City slam bad faith lawsuit from developers opposed to affordable housing

A special interest group of corporate real estate developers is suing to ensure they can continue to profit off of the displacement of low-income families in Pittsburgh One of the key areas highlighted in the Gainey Administration’s transition team report is the critical need for more affordable housing for Pittsburgh families. And yet, on the…

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Applications opening: 35 brand new, affordable units!

35 affordable apartments (1, 2, and 3 BRs) are coming online in Lower Lawrenceville at the brand new Sixth Ward Flats from ACTION Housing (3350 Penn Avenue and 207 34th Street). 8 units are reserved for people with disabilities. Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) are accepted, but not required. LU is available to assist anyone…

Happenings meeting: What are the next steps for Inclusionary Zoning in Lawrenceville?

A robust community process was held in the fall of 2018 that included multiple well-attended community meetings discussing the state of housing in Lawrenceville and the prospect of inclusionary zoning as a way to ensure affordability as the neighborhood grows. (For all the presentations and notes from that process, click here.) After resounding testimony at City…

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Lawrenceville Landlords Resource Workshop

We hosted a terrific, information-packed workshop today with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, The State Historic Preservation Office, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, providing lots of resources available to landlords! Topics discussed include: – Historic Preservation Tax Credits for eligible unit rehabilitation – Small landlord loan program – Higher payment standards for…

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Recordings & Resources from Homeowners Workshop

Thank you to our participants and speakers who joined our homeowners workshop on Mon 11/16! We apologize for the mid-presentation interruption, and invite you to watch the recordings of all the scheduled speakers and their presentations below. Each presentation is linked separately with times provided so you can go directly to the topics of most…

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Recap from Community Meeting for Renters

A resource workshop for renters was held on 10/22/2020. Check out the full video below or HERE to catch all the great information. Big thanks to all our partners: Hill District Consensus Group, Rent Help PGH, Hispanic CDC, Community Justice Project, CMU CREATE Lab, and Regional Housing Legal Services. Presentation from Lawrenceville United Presentation from…