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File #: 2017-1814    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 8/25/2017 In control: Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
On agenda: 8/29/2017 Final action: 9/12/2017
Enactment date: 9/12/2017 Enactment #: 535
Effective date: 9/14/2017    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Choice Neighborhood Homeowner Assistance Program in the amount of $250,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2017-2018. (Council District: 9).
Indexes: URA GRANT APPLICATIONS
Attachments: 1. Summary 2017-1814
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Resolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Choice Neighborhood Homeowner Assistance Program in the amount of $250,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2017-2018. (Council District: 9).

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Whereas, URA has prepared an application for financial assistance (the "Application") for the Choice Neighborhood Homeowner Assistance Program (the "Project") under the FY 2017-2018 Keystone Communities Program; and

Whereas, URA has indicated in the Application that $250,000 of the federal Choice Neighborhood grant will be provided as the matching share of Project costs; and

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh and URA are desirous of obtaining funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the prevention and elimination of blight under Section 4(c) of the Housing and Redevelopment Assistance Law, as amended.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. URA is hereby authorized to file the Application with DCED for a grant in the amount of $250,000 for the Project for FY 2017-2018 and administration thereof.

Section 2. A blighting influence exists in many neighborhoods because of the continuing presence of unsafe, unsanitary and inadequate living conditions in dwellings and the continuing presence, in many neighborhoods, of vacant, open and vandalized buildings, and the proposed Programs will prevent or eliminate the existing blighting influences by (1) addressing the housing assistance needs of low and moderate income residents through the substantial rehabilitation and new construction of housing; (2) promoting neighborhood stability through residential and commercial development; (3) stimulating new investment in commercial and industrial facilities, thereb...

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