David Wright Apartments

1842 Washington Street, Heidelberg, PA 15106

Date Completed: December 2016

Program:  42 Units of affordable housing, half with a preference for clients on the autism spectrum

Total Development Cost:  $13,337,033

Funding Partners: Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, PNC Bank, Allegheny County Economic Development, Northwest Savings Bank

Community Partners: Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh

Development Team: RSH Architects, Repal Construction, Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc.


The David Wright Apartments, completed in December of 2016, is located on Washington Street at the site of the former Wright's Seafood Inn.  The newly constructed building includes 42 one and two bedroom units, half with a preference for clients on the autism spectrum.  The first floor has a community room for movie nights and other events, a quiet lounge, an exercise room and offices for NHS Human Services, which will have employees working there 25 to 40 hours per week to help tenants.

In the words of one of our residents, Elise Mote, this building "will give people like me, on the autism spectrum, the chance to live and make friends."  Her mother, Beverly Mote, described the new apartments as "life-changing."