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Notice of Proposed Utility Allowance

October 1, 2021

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 allowances (see reverse side of this notice), and supporting documentation. Residents may also provide written comments as noted below.

Pursuant to regulation 24 CFR 965.502, the HACP hereby provides 60 – days’ notice to its public housing residents of the proposed utility allowances.

DATES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW/COMMENT: November 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022

The HACP records and documents that provide the basis for the proposed utility allowances are available for review and comment during the dates listed above and at the following location:

  • HACP site management offices
  • Other: Asset Management Department at 412-643-2737

Changes were made due to:


Basis of determination:

Specific information and characteristics about the HACP’s dwelling units were collected for each applicable bedroom size. Data gathered included building type, approximate age, fuel types, construction materials, window types, and mechanicals; including, but not limited to stove, refrigerator, hot water tank, furnace, but not air conditioning. Utility allowances were calculated by utilizing this data along with utility rates charged by the utility companies and standard consumption rates for the region.

The HACP will gather all comments and review them at the close of the comment period.  All written comments will be retained by the HACP and shall be available for inspection by residents.

Requests for relief from surcharges for excess consumption and payment of supplier billings in excess of the allowances for resident purchased utilities may be granted by the HACP on reasonable grounds, for example, special needs for the elderly, ill or disabled residents, or special factors on a case-by-case basis.  You may request relief from any such surcharge by making an oral or written request for an accommodation to HACP management.



These rates will be effective at recertification and are as follows: 


(Caliguiri, Finello, Morse, Carrick, Gualtieri)

Bedroom Size High Rises
Studio $36.00
1 $40.00



Bedroom Size Row/Town House Detached House New Construction

(All Gas)

New Construction

(All Electric)

2 $140.00 $154.00 $128.00 $125.00
3 $167.00 $184.00 $153.00 $149.00
4 $194.00 $214.00 $178.00 $172.00
5 N/A N/A N/A $196.00


MANCHESTER (PHASES 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Bedroom Size Manchester

Row/Town House


Row/Town House (All Electric)

Manchester Apartments (Phase 3)
1 N/A $96.00 $89.00
2 $146.00 $129.00 $111.00
3 $172.00 $152.00 N/A
4 $199.00 $180.00 N/A



Bedroom Size East Liberty Scattered Sites Detached East Liberty Row/Town House (All Electric) East Liberty

Row/Town House

(Gas & Electric)

East Liberty

Large Apartment

6449 Centre Ave.

2 N/A N/A N/A $89.00
3 $163.00 $136.00 148.00 N/A

If you have specific questions about the allowances, please contact the Asset Management Department at 412-643-2737.

If you are a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Disability Compliance at 412-456-5282