$4.9 million in state funding awarded to support housing initiatives in Allegheny County

Funding comes from reality transfer tax, Marcellus Shale Impact Fees

PITTSBURGH, June 10 – On Thursday, the state announced it would invest more than $4.9 million in state funding to support 22 housing initiatives and programs in Allegheny County.

The funding, financed by the state’s reality transfer tax and Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, is targeted primarily toward programs assisting low-income working families, homeowners facing foreclosure and households with young children.

“Affordable housing is always a critical issue in our region, as was truly evidenced by the pandemic during the last year-and-a-half, when folks had to ‘stay home’ to protect their and their families’ health,” said state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, chairman of the Allegheny County Democratic Delegation. “These major investments are about more than keeping a roof over families’ heads – by making sure people have sustainable, affordable housing, we are investing in their futures.”

Funding announced Thursday includes:

  • Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services, $350,000 to fund a mobile housing-focused counseling program for families with young children.
  • Allegheny County, $150,000 to fund the ‘Save Your Home Program’ to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
  • North Hills Affordable Housing Inc., $200,000 to provide safe and affordable housing and support services to vulnerable populations, primarily women with children.
  • Catapult Greater Pittsburgh Inc., $200,000 to assist low-income households determine their readiness for homeownership and assist with home purchasing.

A full list of the funding awarded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency can be found by following this link.