Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Wins Award of Excellence for Community Revitalization
(Washington D.C.-Nov. 17, 2020)- The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is a 2020 recipient of the Award of Excellence for Community Revitalization by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for Cornerstone Village Phase II, a decades-long project to redevelop a mixed-income development in Pittsburgh.
“This year’s award-winning agencies have given us innovative local solutions for increasing affordable housing stock and improving the lives of their residents,” NAHRO President Sunny Shaw said. “I am excited to honor them for their excellence.”
Cornerstone Village Phase II is a critical phase of the Larimer Redevelopment that has occurred under a FY2013 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. The process launched after the City of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), private property owners, neighborhood residents, and community stakeholders came together to develop Larimer Vision to Action Plan. HACP and its partners delivered the successful replacement of mixed-income housing through creative financial transaction, participatory site acquisition, inclusive relocation process, and community capacity building.
“NAHRO members have always been in the business of providing homes and improving lives – these awards commemorate shining examples of the vital work they do nationwide,” NAHRO CEO Adrianne Todman said. “My sincere congratulations to this year’s winners.”
About Awards of Excellence
Nominated from among the Award of Merit winners each year, these Awards are chosen by national juries and presented at the annual National Conference and Exhibition. They represent the very best in innovative programs in assisted housing and community development.
NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of nearly 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO’s membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.