Affordable housing projects like one at the YMCA in the Hill District are getting more support. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh is funding the construction or renovation of about 600 units. The YMCA on Centre Avenue will use its funding to add 20 new units for homeless and low-income men. The Y will also add common areas like a computer lab, food kitchen and meeting rooms for social work programs. And, for the first time, the housing units will have air conditioning.
Other projects receiving funding include affordable housing initiatives in Ebensburg, Braddock, the East Hills, East Liberty, New Brighton, Clairton, the North Side, and Lawrenceville.