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URA Announces Neighborhood Initiatives Fund Program Round 2

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced that the application process for Round 2 of its Neighborhood Initiatives Fund (NIF) Program opens today, Thursday, April 2; applications are due June 1.

The NIF Program makes it easier for City of Pittsburgh communities to access funding for neighborhood- scale projects. The amount of funding available to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) eligible communities for Round 2 is $680,000.

New this round – up to 25% of total grant funds may be used for operations or administrative costs for those organizations that have faced hardships due to COVID-19. Additionally, priority will be given to projects that respond to the COVID-19 crisis, address equity and maximize public benefit.

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Housing Opportunity Fund Survey

The Housing Opportunity Fund could use your help in distributing a survey link for residents who could not attend any of the five public meetings to inform the 2019 Annual Allocation Plan. The link is:

We are especially interested in reaching people directly affected by affordable housing issues.

The Housing Opportunity Fund is a locally-funded source dedicated to creating and preserving affordable housing in Pittsburgh. Although our timeline for 2018 funds began late in the year, our Advisory Board is required to put together the allocation plan for 2019 earlier this year based on our legislation.

Thank you,


Jamie Reese
Affordable Housing Policy & Data Analyst
Housing Opportunity Fund
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh