A Conversation about Local Affordable Housing

Lindsay Cashman Advocacy, Diverse + Connected Region

The clatter of new housing construction reverberates all around the city. There are thousands of units planned, under construction and up for sale. 10,000 units will shortly come online, but only 300 are currently earmarked for low-income buyers or renters.

As housing prices and construction costs rise, as older housing is torn down, as once-challenged neighborhoods become gentrified, older, less wealthy residents increasingly find themselves left out. And younger ones can’t get in. Affordable housing is one of the hottest topics in town. So who’s doing what about it?

NEXTPittsburgh talked with some of the most influential local players in the affordable housing world to get a beat on what’s happening now and what the future of housing development looks like in the region. 

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