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Member Since: May 12, 2015

Address

PO Box 8973

Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 USA

Phone
412 242-2700

Birthdate, or Organization founding date
10/02/1982

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Organization type
Non Profit

Tax ID
86-1122345

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PHDA’s Mission

Our mission is to empower low and moderate income residents to become home owners in their community and as stakeholders strengthen their neighborhoods and improve their quality of life.

Vision: Home Owners Create Stronger Communities

photo of WilkinsburgHome ownership is part of the American Dream. Research shows that owning a home can improve economic opportunities for low income families, while stabilizing the community as a whole. Unfortunately, home ownership rates have not improved much since the 1960s — and the dream has remained out of reach for many families. In recent years, some policymakers have even abandoned the very goal of expanding home ownership.

Along with many others, PHDA envisions a future where more low and moderate income residents will become successful home owners, improving their quality of life, building wealth for themselves and their children, and transforming neighborhoods along the way.

photo of WilkinsburgWe know the obstacles to realizing that vision — and dedicate ourselves to overcoming them. The primary role of our nonprofit, tax-exempt community development corporation is to educate low and moderate income individuals on critical issues like credit score, money management, qualifying for first-time homebuyer assistance, home improvements, and more.

By working with respect for those we serve and a deep sense of partnership with other community stakeholders, our vision — and the individual dream of home ownership — can be realized

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Single Family Rehab Construction Program

PHDA Pittsburgh Housing Development Association Inc.
Single Family Rehab Construction Program
Through this new and developing program, PHDA will work to increase affordable homeownership options by rehabilitating the existing housing stock in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. Environmental sustainability within the community will be enhanced through the adoption of energy-efficient building standards. Initial implementation of the program will focus on the Princeton Park Community, border line of Forest Hills neighborhood accessible to the parkway east and west. Wilkinsburg’s received County Funding for redevelopment efforts in that area.
Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Inc. (PHDA) was established as a community housing advocacy group in 1982.
Our founding members were residents of Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhood who were concerned with the community’s lack of decent, affordable housing. In 2005, PHDA received tax-exempt 501(c)3 status, with a mission of empowering low to moderate income residents to become homeowners. We now provide educational workshops and programs that help those we serve qualify for first-time homebuyer down payment and closing cost assistance, while sharpening financial and other skills needed to succeed as homeowners.
While our organization has evolved through the years, one fundamental belief remains the same: neighborhood revitalization efforts should focus on rehabilitating existing housing stock to provide affordable homeownership options for low and moderate income homebuyers. This approach has many benefits including: economic growth through construction-related jobs, a substantial increase in property tax revenue for municipalities, and more residents who have a real stake in strengthening their community.
According to Fannie Mae, more than three-quarters of our nation’s renters (79 percent) aspire towards homeownership . However, the recent housing crisis and economic downturn has made it harder than ever for lower-income families to purchase their own homes. At PHDA, we believe that qualified low and moderate income families should become homeowners — and communities are strengthened when they do.
Currently, we focus our efforts in the Borough of Wilkinsburg, which borders the City of Pittsburgh to the east. Wilkinsburg’s population of 15,930 is 67 percent African American, with an annual median income of $29,620. Approximately 22 percent of Wilkinsburg’s population consist of households with incomes below poverty level. The Borough has the highest Section 8 per capita occupancy in Allegheny County, and only 38 percent of residents are homeowners with a homeownership rate far below the national average of approximately 65 percent . The Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Inc in partnership with local Borough officials local organizations and community stakeholders, PHDA will strive to improve Wilkinsburg’s owner-to-renter ratio and improve quality of live through the program:
(Sources)
Fannie Mae (2013). National Housing Survey Q3 2012 Data Summary.
U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Census; Borough of Wilkinsburg (2009). Borough of Wilkinsburg WEED and SEED

Initiative: 2009-2014 Revitalization Plan.
For more information you may visit our site at:
http://phdainc.org
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Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Subsidies Grant awardees:
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Votes8 DateNov 16, 2015

Funded: 0 $0.00 / $35,000.00

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PHDA Pittsburgh Housing Development Association

PHDA Pittsburgh Housing Development Association Inc.
www.phdainc.org
PHDA Inc. Mission
Our mission is to empower low and moderate income residents to become home owners in their community and as stakeholders strengthen their neighborhoods and improve their quality of life.
Vision: Home Owners Create Stronger Communities
Home ownership is part of the American Dream. Research shows that owning a home can improve economic opportunities for low income families, while stabilizing the community as a whole. Unfortunately, home ownership rates have not improved much since the 1960s — and the dream has remained out of reach for many families. In recent years, some policymakers have even abandoned the very goal of expanding home ownership.
Along with many others, PHDA envisions a future where more low and moderate income residents will become successful home owners, improving their quality of life, building wealth for themselves and their children, and transforming neighborhoods along the way.
We know the obstacles to realizing that vision — and dedicate ourselves to overcoming them. The primary role of our nonprofit, tax-exempt community development corporation is to educate low and moderate income individuals on critical issues like credit score, money management, qualifying for first-time homebuyer assistance, home improvements, and more.
By working with respect for those we serve and a deep sense of partnership with other community stakeholders, our vision — and the individual dream of home ownership — can be realized.

Votes1 DateMay 12, 2015

Funded: 0 $0.00


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Single Family Rehab Construction Program Nov 16, 2015 @ 03:20:06 pm
PHDA Pittsburgh Housing Development Association May 12, 2015 @ 12:45:35 pm

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