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Penn Mathilda Apartments - Open for applicants!
ACTION-Housing will be accepting applications for the Penn Mathilda Apartments, located at 4816 Penn Avenue in Bloomfield, beginning October 15, 2015. Move-in will begin in February of 2016.
There are 33 one-bedroom units and six two-bedroom units in the building – half of the units have a preference for veterans.
- Off street parking
- Secure bicycle parking
- Community room
- ADA accessibility
- On-site laundry
- No pets are allowed
- Single tenants - household income must be less than $29,220 per year
- Two tenants - households income must be less than $33,360 per year
Rent Cost and Application:
Rent starts at $605/month for a one bedroom apartment and $730/month for a two-bedroom apartment and includes utilities. Please note that applications postmarked before October 15th will not be accepted.
The Huffington Post featured three developments from across the country focused on ending Veteran's Homelessness. One of those developments was ACTION-Housing's Penn Mathilda Apartments in Bloomfield, which will include 20 affordable units for veterans.
In recognition of his talent and dedication to creating works of public art for all to enjoy, ACTION-Housing is proud to name James Simon our first ever recipient of our new "Artists and Cities Award."
ACTION-Housing understands that our buildings impact communities beyond our walls, which is why high quality design is crucial our mission. Public art serves the same function: it has the power to dramatically change the perception of a space, and uplift the neighborhood around it.
James has designed and constructed numerous public art displays, but his work in Uptown, where he resides, stands out. Uptown's plentiful public art and new development are changing the neighborhood's perception after decades of disinvestment. At ACTION-Housing's newest property, the Uptown Lofts, James constructed a mosaic for one of the development's two buildings. The result is new development and new art at the gateway to Uptown, instead of vacant lots.
We would like to congratulate James, and thank him for all of his work making Pittsburgh a much more livable city.
Recognizing ACTION-Housing's newest development for its Readers' Choice Award, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine has named the Uptown Lofts on Fifth as a finalist in their "Special-Needs" category. The Uptown Lofts is a two building development that is home to 24 one-bedroom apartments for individuals who have aged out of the foster care system in Allegheny County. ACTION-Housing provides these young adults with services and life skills instruction to encourage self-sufficiency.
The development also provides 23 one and two bedroom units for people making 50 to 60 percent of the area median income, with social service coordination on site.
The Affordable Housing Finance story goes on to discuss the development's unique approach to energy efficiency, and positive impact on the Uptown Neighborhood.
25 years ago, George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, banning discrimination against people with disabilities. As a long-term provider of housing and social services to people with disabilities, we are proud to join with our partners and allies celebrating this momentous piece of legislation.