What Aggie Brose & Rick Swartz Want You to Know about Their Neighborhood

Beginning this month, Patrick Doyle introduces people who are making a difference behind the scenes in Pittsburgh. He begins with Bloomfield- Garfield Corporation neighborhood advocates Aggie Brose and Rick Swartz.

See more at: http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/January-2016/What-Aggie-Brose-Rick-Swartz-Want-You-to-Know-about-Their-Neighborhood/

ACTION-Housing, Inc wins big in Design Pittsburgh 2015 awards

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 Uptown Lofts

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. 

Read the full story here. 

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.

For Applicants

  • Off street parking
  • Secure bicycle parking
  • Community room
  • ADA accessibility 
  • On-site laundry
  • No pets are allowed

Income restrictions:

- 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.

Download Application Here

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.  

Check out the full Affordable Housing Finance story here.