Preservation Working Group

Description

Beginning in early 2021, Neighborhood Allies began serving as the convening organization for the affordable housing Preservation Working Group (PWG). The PWG is a dedicated network of policymakers, community stakeholders, and responsible nonprofit and for-profit owners and developers interested in the preservation of existing privately-owned affordable housing over the long-term.

Goal of the Program

The goals of the working group are to:

  1. Identify at-risk existing affordable housing through data analysis and the deep community and market knowledge of working group members;
  2. Advocate for local, state, and federal policies and programs that will increase affordable housing preservation in the Pittsburgh region, and for new and flexible capital sources; and
  3. Activate opportunities for preservation by attracting responsible, qualified buyers, positioning properties for acquisition and recapitalization, and connecting developers to capital and other resources.

What We Provide

Neighborhood Allies serves as the convener and lead organizer of the Preservation Working Group. We serve as a connection point between affordable housing developers, funders, government and elected officials, and other key stakeholders.

Stories of Impact

Media Coverage | Will the rent rise? When affordability rules expire, agencies can be outbid and out-hustled by private firms

Media Coverage | Will the rent rise? When affordability rules expire, agencies can be outbid and out-hustled by private firms

Melvin Court in Penn Hills is one of several low-income complexes in ...
$150K Grant from The Heinz Endowments will support the Preservation Working Group

$150K Grant from The Heinz Endowments will support the Preservation Working Group

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank The Heinz Endowments for ...
Real Estate and Neighborhood Development Year in Review

Real Estate and Neighborhood Development Year in Review