U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development http://wesa.fm en Peduto Part of Group of Mayors Battling Homelessness Among Veterans http://wesa.fm/post/peduto-part-group-mayors-battling-homelessness-among-veterans <p>Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is one of a group of more than 75 Mayors and county officials who’ve signed on to a nation-wide plan to end homelessness among those who’ve served in the military. First Lady Michelle Obama this week kicked off the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.</p><p>“It really is a call to mayors and other elected officials to focus their attention on veterans who are homeless in our communities,” said Jane Vincent, regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Philadelphia.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:13:14 +0000 Deanna Garcia 30472 at http://wesa.fm Council to Vote on $230 Million Larimer Development Project http://wesa.fm/post/council-vote-230-million-larimer-development-project <p>A multimillion dollar redevelopment plan for Larimer got Pittsburgh City Council’s preliminary approval, but Monday’s final vote will determine the neighborhood’s possible makeover.</p><p>The $230 million development plan would be split up into three phases to address all aspects of the area: people, neighborhood and housing. It is concentrated primarily on Larimer Avenue and East Liberty Boulevard, but encompasses other streets as well.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:25:53 +0000 Emily Farah 14210 at http://wesa.fm HUD Grant Allows McKeesport Housing Authority to Address Security Needs in Public Housing http://wesa.fm/post/hud-grant-allows-mckeesport-housing-authority-address-security-needs-public-housing <p>The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the McKeesport Housing Authority $250,000 to address emergency, safety and security needs at its public housing properties.</p><p>“The grant was specifically earmarked for security upgrades,” said Housing Authority Director Steve Bucklew. “Physical costs like cameras, digital videos recorders, fences, lighting and that kind of stuff, that’s what we applied for.”</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:53:13 +0000 Deanna Garcia 14200 at http://wesa.fm It's Cheap to Buy a House in Pittsburgh, But Not a New One http://wesa.fm/post/its-cheap-buy-house-pittsburgh-not-new-one <p>It’s an often-repeated fact that Pittsburgh homes are cheaper to buy than those in the rest of the country, but a new study shows that does not hold true for new construction.</p><p>Every other year, the U.S Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conduct a national survey measuring home prices, conditions, maintenance costs, and other relevant data. The survey also takes an in-depth look at 25 to 30 individual metro-areas on an ever-changing basis.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 13198 at http://wesa.fm It's Cheap to Buy a House in Pittsburgh, But Not a New One