More state funding allocated toward a Penn Hills housing project for homeless veterans
More state funding has been allocated to a Penn Hills tiny home project for homeless veterans.
State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Penn Hills, announced $300,000 in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement funds for the development through Veterans Place.
“Funds for this project will restore dignity and hope to local veterans who've found themselves in need of a place to call home,” DeLuca said. “It's the least we can do to say thank you to our men and women who've served.”
The Commonwealth Financing Authority gave $50,000 toward it in November.
The $5 million project will consist of 15 to 17 tiny homes, a community center, shared community garden, greenhouse, gathering pavilion, stormwater retention pond and a walking trail on a 3.7-acre parcel along Jefferson Road.
Houses are expected to cost between $50,000 and $75,000 each.
Strip District architects AE7 produced plans for the housing community and Massaro Construction of Pittsburgh will be the general contractor. Gateway Engineers did core sampling of the site, along with other pre-planning work.