Peduto Pushes For Affordable Housing With Five Executive Orders
Mark Nootbaar / 90.5 WESA
February 16th, 2017
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is hoping to stabilize and grow affordable housing options in the city through a series of executive orders.
The five orders range from helping individuals stay in their homes through promoting larger homestead exemptions and increased tenant protections, to encouraging developers to make affordable options a priority through tax incentives and improved zoning rules.
Most of the provisions of the orders launch new internal efforts or call for agencies to simply refocus their efforts on affordability.
Lena Andrews, planning and development officer for Action Housing, a 60-year-old organization that’s worked to support affordable housing in Pittsburgh, praised the mayor for his efforts.