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HUD Site Visit & Kick-Off: Day 2

Updated: Mar 30


On Thursday, March 25th, there was another virtual meeting with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials, Unisa Barrie and Christina Mortensen. Residents and partners were invited to learn about the start of this two-year Choice Neighborhoods Planning process.


Housing Task Force The event featured an introduction to the creation of a Housing Task Force. The Housing Task Force will guide recommendations related to the redevelopment of Allegheny Dwellings resident's homes. This Task Force will be chaired by the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), the Allegheny Dwellings Tenant Council (ADTC), and Trek Development. It will also include neighborhood representatives from the Target Area and resource partners. See list below.


  • Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)

  • The Mayor's Office

  • Fineview Citizens Council

  • Perry Hilltop Citizens Council

  • Charles Street Area Council

  • California Kirkbride Neighbors

  • City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning

  • City of Bridges Community Land Trust

  • Rising Tide Partners

The Housing Task Force will review resident surveys, community feedback, and other data and come up with recommendations for the Transformation Plan.


People Task Force

The event featured an introduction to the creation of a People Task Force. The People Task Force will guide recommendations related to the health, safety, education, and wellbeing of residents.


This Task Force will be chaired by the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), the Allegheny Dwellings Tenant Council (ADTC), Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), and The Buhl Foundation. It will also include neighborhood representatives from the Target Area and resource partners. See list below.


  • Fineview Citizens Council

  • Perry Hilltop Citizens Council

  • Charles Street Area Council

  • California Kirkbride Neighbors

  • Allegheny General Hospital

  • Highmark Foundation

  • Project Destiny

  • A+ Schools

  • Center for Victims of Violence and Crime

  • Northside Partnership Project

  • The Pittsburgh Project

  • Urban Impact

  • Auberle

  • Legacy International Church

  • Northside Christian Health Center

The People Task Force will review resident surveys, community feedback, other data and come up with recommendations for the Transformation Plan.


See PDF version of Full Slide Show from Day 2.


Note: This two-year planning process will result in the creation of a Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will be used to attract funding to the implement the plan. In the meantime, there is funding for Early Action Activities. Early Action Activities are special projects residents identify, such as rehabbing a building for a special purpose or turning a vacant lot into a garden.

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