Housing http://wesa.fm en A Growing Need for Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities http://wesa.fm/post/growing-need-affordable-housing-sustainable-communities <p>Many Pittsburgh neighborhoods are experiencing a resurgence in new development. As new homes and businesses take shape, affordability is crucial in some low-income areas, such as Uptown and Hazelwood.</p><p>Linda Metropulos is Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development at Action Housing, a non-profit that uses sustainable design to build affordable communities. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:59:55 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 22879 at http://wesa.fm A Growing Need for Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Pittsburgh Housing Market Continues Upward Trend http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-housing-market-continues-upward-trend <p>More homes sold in the Pittsburgh area last month than a year ago, and they were scooped up more quickly — at higher prices.</p><p>That’s according to the West Penn Multi-List which reports that in the 13-county region, 3,817 residential homes were sold last month, up 14.7 percent from August 2012. Those homes were on the market for 72 days compared to 82 days a year ago, and the average sales price rose 2.6 percent to nearly $178,000.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:21:48 +0000 Pat Higgins 16409 at http://wesa.fm Pilot Program Seeks to Help Allegheny Co. Families Deal with Energy Costs http://wesa.fm/post/pilot-program-seeks-help-allegheny-co-families-deal-energy-costs <p>A pilot program in Allegheny County seeks to keep families in their homes by lowering their energy bills.<br><br>The Energy Efficiency Foreclosure Prevention Initiative (EEFPI) is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), ACTION-Housing, Inc. and four area utility companies.<br> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:15:30 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 6820 at http://wesa.fm Pilot Program Seeks to Help Allegheny Co. Families Deal with Energy Costs Federal Housing Regulators Clarify Anti-Discrimination Policy http://wesa.fm/post/federal-housing-regulators-clarify-anti-discrimination-policy <p>The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a new rule regarding the enforcement of the Federal Fair Housing Act and instances of discriminatory impact. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:44:57 +0000 Deanna Garcia 1262 at http://wesa.fm