Larimer redevelopment moves forward despite possible federal budget cuts

Kate Giammarise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 24th 2017

A major redevelopment in Larimer and East Liberty is moving forward, although the federal program that is funding it would be eliminated in the budget proposed last week by President Donald Trump.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh board members approved two resolutions Thursday related to the Choice Neighborhoods program, which involves the development of 334 units, ranging from affordable housing to market rate, in Larimer and East Liberty, with the aid of a $30 million federal grant.

The first phase of the development, which is 85 units for a range of incomes, is already full.

The budget unveiled last week by the Trump administration calls for the Choice Neighborhoods program to be eliminated, along with other significant proposed cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The budget still would have to be approved by Congress.

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