More than $5 million in state tax credits awarded to Allegheny County projects

Funds will assist with affordable housing needs

PITTSBURGH, June 10 – The Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation announced today that more than $5 million in state tax credits will support 22 projects that address significant and persistent housing needs throughout Allegheny County.

“This is a critical time for many vulnerable Allegheny County individuals and families, who all deserve to have a safe and affordable place to call home,” said delegation chair state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny. “The projects that secured funding address some of the most pressing housing needs in our communities, including assisting folks with various resources, opportunities and support to find secure housing and prevent homelessness.”

The following are some of the 22 Allegheny County applicants awarded Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funding during this week's Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency board meeting:

  • Allegheny County Economic Development, Allegheny County Accessibility Program, $200,000 (Realty Transfer Tax): Allows Allegheny County and ACTION-Housing Inc. to provide accessible modifications to households in Allegheny County, excluding Pittsburgh, for individuals with low to moderate incomes and at least one permanent physical disability.
  • North Hills Affordable Housing Inc., North Hills Affordable Housing Inc: A Home For Every Family, $200,000 (Realty Transfer Tax): Funds will be used to maintain safe, decent, and affordable housing and resources to vulnerable populations, primarily for individuals with children who are working towards economic mobility after surviving domestic violence or other trauma within HEARTH’s transitional housing program.
  • The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Housing Connector, $200,000 (Realty Transfer Tax): Funds will support the salary of a housing connector, who assists people with disabilities to locate and obtain housing that is affordable and accessible. Additionally, two expert housing navigators will offer one-on-one assistance using a custom database created in collaboration with community resources, providing tangible support to make a move possible and help people maintain stable housing.

The complete list of Allegheny County projects awarded funding is available at this link.

Money used to fund this round of PHARE applications came from two sources: Marcellus Shale Impact Fees and Realty Transfer Taxes.