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Barriers to fair housing discussed


March 13, 2012

The City of Pittsburgh is completing an "Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice" report, and will be creating a plan to address identified housing problems.

Area residents are welcome join the discussion and share their observations, concerns, suggestions. Community meetings will take place:

Tuesday, April 3 - 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Moore Park Recreation Center, 1801 Pioneer Avenue in Brookline, Pgh., PA 15226.

Tuesday, April 10 - 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Homewood Senior Center, 7321 Frankstown Road in Homewood, Pgh., PA 15208.

Tuesday, April 17 - 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the West End Senior Center, 80 Wabash Street, Pgh., PA 15220.

Tuesday, May 15 - 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Northside Senior Center, 1 East Allegheny Square, Pgh., PA 15212.

Organizers say feedback from citizens and community group representatives is essential to overcoming barriers to safe, affordable and fair housing that exist in the city but might not be common knowledge. The process to create an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice report is expected to take six months, with a draft placed on display for public comment prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For more information, contact: Ms. Sue Scheuring, program supervisor community development, Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh, 412-255-2667 or e-mail:


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