Ravenstahl, Innamorato: $180,000 in tax credits to enhance resources, fund infrastructure improvements for Lawrenceville residents

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 – Tax credits worth $180,000 approved through the Neighborhood Assistance Program will support projects designed to enhance resources, bolster job opportunities and fund infrastructure improvements for Lawrenceville residents, according to state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, and Rep.-elect Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny.

“The tax credits approved today are all about opening up doors for residents,” Ravenstahl said. “They’re funding projects aimed at providing workforce training and jobs, connecting residents with health services, enhancing seniors’ access to resources and completing infrastructure improvements. It’s extremely exciting to watch these improvements take shape and improve life in the community.”

“A community thrives when its residents of all ages have opportunities – opportunities to create a green and healthy neighborhood, to learn valuable job training skills, and to access resources, just to name a few,” said Innamorato, who with Ravenstahl represents parts of the Lawrenceville community. “These tax credits will fund resident-driven, sustainable and community-oriented projects and planning efforts, some that have been nearly a decade in the making.” 

Ravenstahl noted that the tax credits support infrastructure work that includes parking stalls, bike corrals and storm water work, among other improvements. They are part of a package of $18 million in credits approved through the NAP to support 136 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.

The NAP provides tax credits to businesses that donate capital to support projects that address community issues and ensure that as investments come to a neighborhood, no resident is left behind.

NAP funding can be used for projects in several categories, including affordable housing, community services, crime prevention, education, job training, charitable food, addressing blight, special population issues, veteran’s initiatives and long-term community revitalization.