About

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is a municipal corporation, formed under the United States Housing Act of 1937, charged with providing decent, affordable housing for low-income persons.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors, which establishes goals, approves policy and budgets, and provides general direction to the HACP Executive Staff.

HACP provides publicly assisted housing comprised of traditional public housing, scattered sites and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). We currently house more than 20,000 Pittsburghers, manage more than 2,700 public housing units, and provide oversight of an additional 1,300 mixed-finance units.

More than half of our residents live in privately-managed rental properties located across the City of Pittsburgh, through their participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

Our facilities are conveniently located throughout Pittsburgh, with public and senior housing communities located in each region of the city.

HACP’s purpose is to develop and make available affordable, safe housing and to help families achieve the independence they strive for. A brighter future is always within reach thanks to the commitment of HACP.

Our administrative offices are located in downtown Pittsburgh at the Civic Building, 200 Ross St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219. We occupy five floors of the building and are open Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The main telephone number is 412-456-5000.

A Message From the Executive Director

“It takes a village” is common refrain at the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. Our staff, residents and stakeholders are uniquely aware that in order for a neighborhood to truly thrive, there must be a sense of community that is shared by all and a network of support that is accessible to all.

The village approach can be seen in nearly everything our agency strives to accomplish – from community development to early childhood education and everything in between. HACP is engaged with our residents, our business partners and community stakeholders in efforts to revitalize communities like Allegheny Dwellings. We are using innovative strategies likes our Gap Financing and Project Based Voucher Housing Program to empower smaller developers and community organizations in an effort to both create and preserve affordable housing; and we are working with non-profit partners like 412 Food Rescue to leverage needed resources for our residents.

At Allegheny Dwellings, we have developed a resident-driven plan to replace and revitalize some of our oldest public housing stock with a mixed-income community that will be fully integrated into the greater North Side. Throughout this process, we have worked in collaboration with the community’s tenant council, the Fineview Citizens Council and the One Northside initiative in order to craft and execute a plan that is mutually beneficial to all. In Bedford Dwellings, we are engaged in a Choice Neighborhood Planning process that we believe will ultimately produce a plan that, like Allegheny Dwellings, benefits the entire neighborhood.

We have used collaborative and innovative partnerships to develop a model onsite early childhood education program housed in the Bedford Hope Center. This unique public-private effort has been made possible through a strategic partnership between the HACP, Duquesne University Department of Early Childhood Education and the privately-owned and operated ABK Early Childhood Learning & Development Center. Meanwhile, our previously mentioned initiative with 412 Food Rescue has helped to eliminate food insecurity in HACP communities.

HACP is changing the face of affordable housing throughout Pittsburgh, but that’s really only half of our story. We are also investing in the families and individuals who call our communities home; working to build not just houses, but homes. None of this would be possible without the cooperation of our residents and the support of dozens of community stakeholders and like-minded organizations who share our commitment to creating a higher quality of life.

Caster D. Binion

Executive Director

Public Notices

Notice of Availability for Review & Comment: Revisions to HCV Admin Plan

February 11, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is revising the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. The proposed revisions will be available for review from February 11, 2019 to March 13, 2019, at the HACP Housing Choice Voucher Department, …

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Notice of Proposed Utility Allowances

January 31, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) has completed its annual review of the Public Housing Utility Allowances and encourages residents to review the proposed utility and supporting documentation. Residents may also provide written comments as noted below. …

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Notice of Availability for Public Review & Comment: Revisions to 2019 Admissions & Continued Occupancy Policy

January 15, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is revising the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy. The proposed revisions will be available for review from February 1, 2019 to March 4, 2019, at the HACP Operations Department, 200 Ross …

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