Councilman Lavelle Introduces Legislation Addressing Issue of Affordable Housing
Councilman Lavelle and Councilman Ricky Burgess introduced 2 pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the issue of affordable housing in Pittsburgh. The "Source of Income" bill would make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants that use housing vouchers, and the "Affordable Housing Impact Statement" would require developers to submit a statement on the impact their proposed developments will have on affordable housing options.
Market St Grocery Opens Downtown
The Market Street Grocery, Downtown’s first grocery store in five years, opened in Market Square in the Thompson Building on April 22nd. The store will cater to the day to day needs of Downtown residents and is styled after a European market.
Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Lower Hill 28 Acres Site
Councilman Lavelle, joined by political leaders from the State, County and City, participated in the groundbreaking for the first phase of infrastructure development of the Lower Hill District's 28 acre development site. Thanking residents and community activists for their work in advocating on behalf of the Hill and the City's best interests, the Councilman optimistically pointed to the transformative potential of the project.
Council Creates Affordable Housing Task Force
Councilman Lavelle introduced legislation to establish an Affordable Housing Task Force for the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of the task force is to identify the current state and projected needs of housing throughout the city to better inform its housing policy. The issue of affordability will be closely looked at to ensure a fair housing supply to all residents of Pittsburgh.
Lower Hill Development Agreement (CCIP) Available for Review
On September 9, 2014, the final draft of the Community Collaboration & Implementation Plan was officially signed and announced to the public. The plan describes specific goals, strategies and processes for maximizing the inclusion of the Greater Hill community in the redevelopment project. To access a copy of the CCIP, please click on the "Read More" link below.
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