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File #: 2015-2065    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/28/2015 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 9/29/2015 Final action: 10/13/2015
Enactment date: 10/13/2015 Enactment #: 670
Effective date: 10/21/2015    
Title: Resolution establishing the HELP Initiative to develop interim affordable housing strategies for the East End neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh at no cost to the City.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Title
Resolution establishing the HELP Initiative to develop interim affordable housing strategies for the East End neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh at no cost to the City.

Body
WHEREAS, A City For All Agenda strives to make Pittsburgh a livable and affordable city for all residents; and

WHEREAS, A City For All Agenda includes affordable housing for all Pittsburgh families; and

WHEREAS, Development projects are coming online and being planned with no affordable housing components; and,

WHEREAS, People are being forced out of the City because they cannot afford to live here anymore; and,

WHEREAS, The redevelopment of East Liberty's Penn Plaza Apartments and the lack of affordable housing in the East End have combined to displace its residents; and,

WHEREAS, Immediate action is needed to address the affordability crisis in the East End; and,

WHEREAS, Each neighborhood in the East End has unique socioeconomic and demographic conditions; and,

WHEREAS, Solutions must be tailored to each community; and,

WHEREAS, The City must address the East End's affordability crisis right now.

Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1: City Council hereby establishes the Homewood, East Hills, East Liberty, Larimer and Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar Protection Initiative (HELP), an East End multi-neighborhood affordable housing protection strategy that will capitalize on the strengths and the opportunities of the East End Market.

Section 2: The Help Initiative's overall goals are:

1. Preserve and increase affordable housing choices;
2. Develop diverse, mixed-income, sustainable communities;

Section 3: The HELP Initiative will achieve these goals by creating and implementing community-specific strategies and solutions including:

1. Establish a process of housing protection for low- and moderate income families living in the City's East End neig...

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