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The Housing Authority of Pittsburgh helped 21 families purchase homes in 2018

Bob Bauder

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh in 2018 helped 21 low-income families – five more than in 2017 – purchase homes.

Mayor Bill Peduto’s office reported the families purchased homes ranging in price from $67,500 to $143,500 in Hazelwood, the North Side, Lincoln-Larimer, the South Side, the Hill District, Knoxville, Garfield, Homewood, Carrick, Crafton Heights, the West End and Sheraden.

HACP’s Homeownership Program provides income-eligible residents with mortgage assistance and money for closing costs. Sixteen families purchased homes through the program in 2017.

Residents who qualify for Section 8 housing vouchers or low-income housing through the housing authority can participate in the program as long as they are a first-time homebuyer, have been continuously employed full-time for at least one year and have a minimum household income of $17,000 or less.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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