Affordable Housing Forum Planned for March ACCA Meeting

Plan to join us on Monday, March 13th at 7:00 pm

On Monday, March 13, Allegheny City Central Association will be holding its monthly General Membership Meeting in-person for the first time in three years. In addition to our usual meeting business, our featured topic of the evening will be a Forum on Affordable Housing.

Allegheny City Central. All Together. Different.

The ACCA Affordable Housing Committee was established last year, in part to determine what to do with several vacant lots that the neighborhood owns. The City has made a new commitment to affordable housing, through the city-wide community land bank and the Housing Opportunity Fund.

Our neighborhood has a long history of neighbor-driven housing development projects, stretching back to the 1970’s with the creation of Neighborhood Housing Services, the Great House Sale, the building of West Park Court, numerous scattered single family homes with subsidized second mortgages, Arch Court Apartments, and the townhomes on upper Federal Street.

The ACCA Affordable Housing Committee has been working to identify what has worked and what still needs to be done. At the January General Membership meeting, the various home ownership programs were identified and discussed. The evidence shows that the benefit of the subsidies made the houses affordable only for the first owners, and the properties then continued to appreciate along with the market.

There has been more success with rental properties, and this will be the focus of the March 13 forum. All are invited to attend, and to discuss the future of affordable housing in Allegheny City Central.

The ACCA General Membership Meeting will be held in-person on Monday, March 13 at Fabled Table, located at 1400 Buena Vista Street. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with refreshments, and the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be no live streaming, so come and renew your acquaintances with your neighbors and be part of the plan.

If you have questions about the ACCA Affordable Housing Committee, email


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