public housing

Essential Pittsburgh
6:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Pittsburgh Public Housing Shortage

Nearly 23,000 people are on the wait list for public housing in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Including 51 year old Yvonne Smith, who waited 6 months for a low income apartment
Credit Halle Stockton / PublicSource

Pittsburgh's city housing authority recently closed the waitlist for the majority of public housing properties. This is theĀ  first time in 17 years this has happened and reflects the critical shortage of public housing in the city and Allegheny County.

Reporter Halle Stockton has written about this issue for our content partner Public Source and joins us to look at this issue.