On Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00 pm, Councilmen Lavelle and Burgess will be hosting a public hearing to discuss legislation to raise the realty transfer tax by 1%, invest 10 million annually into the Housing Opportunity Fund, and issue a $100 million bond to increase affordable housing.
$100 million dollars into the Housing Opportunity Fund for example will assist residents in:
- Paying their rent
- Living in new affordable housing
- Buying their home
- Repairing their existing homes
- Buying and rehabbing abandoned houses
- Clearing liens and judgements from their properties
For the full flyer, as well as the number to call in if you’d like to speak (you do not need to call in if you just want to attend) please visit pittsburghpa.gov/cityclerk/schedule.