Nov 20, 2013
By Christian Morrow

During its next to last meeting before the incoming Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto administration begins making changes, the Urban Redevelopment Authority board authorized funding for a number of housing and commercial development projects that may benefit the city’s Black community with employment and human service delivery.

Unique in more ways than one, is the Uptown Lofts on Fifth project, which though it sounds like a development for wealthy young professionals, is actually a 47-unit affordable housing initiative, developed by ACTION-Housing Inc. Twenty-four of those units will provide supportive housing for 18- to 24-year-olds who are at risk for homelessness because they have aged out of foster care.

The board unanimously approved $1 million in financing for the $13 million project.

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