Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-09-17 09:23:24 –
Food ration for Somali Bantu immigrants in North View Heights. (Photo courtesy of Siraji Hassan)
Housing Corporation leaders swear that Northview residents can’t live without housing
Rich Road, Public Source
Northview Heights, Pittsburgh’s largest public housing community, is expected to demolish, build, and reduce approximately 44 apartments under a plan that clears the initial procedural hurdles.
The Pittsburgh City Housing Authority’s board voted undisputed to approve the transfer of approximately four acres of Northview to a nonprofit organization for the construction of a 43-unit mid-rise building. It replaces the deteriorating 87 units of skyscrapers.
Government officials said they were unable to obtain federal housing and urban development approval to replace all 87 units on the premises.
The authorities’ secretary general, Caster Vinion, said the authorities have not yet decided whether to replace the lost unit at one other site or another. “We are still in the process, but no one will be homeless,” he said.
The planned settlement of accounts for mid-rise construction is scheduled to take place around June. Northview currently has 449 units.
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