Costa, House Democratic Policy Committee talk affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Dom Costa, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the Teamsters Local Union 249 Hall to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

Costa, chairman of the Allegheny County Delegation, said the hearing generated good discussion from city officials and redevelopment professionals about opportunities to improve neighborhoods and develop more affordable housing. 

“Affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization are important issues in my district and throughout our communities. I am glad to bring the Policy Committee here to explore the issues firsthand,” Costa said.

Testifiers included: Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor, District 5; Eric Stoller, chief development officer, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh; Jason Tigano, real estate director, Economic Development South; Robert Rubinstein, executive director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; Ray Gastil, director of city planning, City of Pittsburgh; and Larry Swanson, executive director, ACTION-Housing Inc.

Hearing testimony will be available at www.pahouse.com/PolicyCommittee