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New Homes In Hill District Touted As Catalyst For Redevelopment

Murder and drugs were commonplace as Ebony Lightsy was growing up in the Addison Terrace housing project, but she’s still sad to see her childhood home torn down. The Pittsburgh Housing Authority is replacing Depression-era Addison in the Hill District…

Housing Authority Commits $36.5 Million for Addison Terrace Housing Complex

The Pittsburgh Housing Authority on Thursday earmarked $36.5 million to redevelop the Depression-era Addison Terrace complex in the Hill District. Demolition began last year on the first phase of transforming crime-plagued, low-income housing centered around Elmore Square and Bentley Drive…

Walkabout: Two Big Renovations Add to Bevy of Work Boosting Manchester

Two corner buildings in Manchester, two among few that suggest storefront pasts, had been falling apart for years. One was condemned in 1997. Often, when driving along Columbus Avenue, I would think, “Play the lottery so you could just save…

Pittsburgh Celebrates New Beginning for Hill District Public Housing

Kevin Cameron (left), 47, of Ohio Township, of Cameron Professional Management, talks to Howard Slaughter, Jr. of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency at the groundbreaking of the redevelopment of the Depression Era Addison Terrace housing projection in the Hill District…

Work Begins on $160 Million Reconstruction of Hill District’s Addison Terrace Community

Gusts blew the dust around a Hill District plateau where once stood the oldest public housing in Pittsburgh, and where officials attending the project’s groundbreaking on Monday plan to spend $160 million to replace isolated poverty with a mixed-income community.…

Garfield Project a Landmark in City Hiring Practices

Garfield Commons is the latest transformation of outmoded public housing into privately managed, mixed-income units, but it is not just another upgrade. It represents possibly the most ambitious adherence to minority and low-income hiring standards in the city’s history. More…

Nearly $160 Million Investment Breathes New Life Into a Katrina-ravaged Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS – May 7, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the B.W. Cooper Public Housing Development in New Orleans became uninhabitable. On that very site today, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun…

Pittsburgh to Begin Addison Terrace Demolition

Despite likely federal budget cuts, the Pittsburgh Housing Authority board voted today to begin the demolition and reconstruction of the Addison Terrace apartment complex. The board approved a $158 million budget for the authority’s operations and capital improvements. It assumes…