It was officially announced by Mayor Bill Peduto at ACTION-Housing's 60th Annual Meeting that May 8th, 2017 is officially sanctioned as "Larry Swanson Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Larry Swanson has been executive director of ACTION-Housing since 2005. Prior to that, he had been deputy executive director and was responsible for real estate development and oversight of property and asset management of more than 1,200 units with a combined value of $100 million. He was also in charge of property improvement, housing counseling, energy conservation, and special-needs housing initiatives. In addition to being ACTION-Housing’s chief executive officer, he oversees three subsidiaries that implement construction, asset management, and tax credit efforts. He joined ACTION-Housing in 1979 and, together with the previous executive director, built a comprehensive regional affordable housing organization.

In the surprise announcement by Mayor Peduto himself, Larry was visibly shocked and expressed his appreciation to the attendees and the city.

 

 

Thanks to City of Pittsburgh City Council for today's proclamation - Monday, May 8th will be ACTION-Housing 60th Anniversary Day in the City of Pittsburgh! 

Below are some photos from the official proclamation:

 

ACTION-Housing, Inc. is proud to announce our 60th Annual Meeting.

It will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel Grand Ballroom at 12:00 Noon.

Meet & Greet will be from 11:00-12:00.

This year's keynote speaker is Ian Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon's Treasury Services.  Today's Topic:  Changing Perspectives on Community Development & Corporate Social Responsibility.

Cost:  $35/Person

For additional information contact Pam Miljus at pmiljus@actionhousing.org or (412) 281-2102 ext 2025.

RSVP by April 28, 2017.

 

 

ACTION-Housing's own Lena Andrews' interview with PublicSource online to highlight the affordable housing market.

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ACTION-Housing, Inc. was featured on the Trib Live website for a wonderful weatherization service for a homeowner in need. Read more below...

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As days become shorter and temperatures begin to drop, homeowners start to prepare for the late fall and winter seasons.

“For low-income families, the winter months can quickly become a financial burden,” said state Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, who on Friday toured a Bridgeville home undergoing an energy audit to combat colder weather.

The tour was part of the DCED's efforts to promote the Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps reduce energy costs for eligible home­owners.

Read the entire Article Here.