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Affordable Housing

Can a community that has undergone decades of neglect and disinvestment to revitalize without displacing current and long-time residents?

We believe it is for Hazelwood, and our motto of "building a stronger Hazelwood through inclusive community development" reflects a commitment to the goal of development without displacement. Growing the community's stock of affordable housing, assisting Hazelwood renters to become homeowners, and strengthening Hazelwood's existing small businesses are all part of our approach to ensure that community stakeholders do not get priced out of their community, and are positioned to benefit from future development. Click below to learn more about our housing programs:

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Affordable Homeownership Program (AHP)
Hazelwood Affordable Rental Preservation Program (HARPP)

AHP is designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a homeowner in Hazelwood. We will work with you to help you overcome challenges you may face to achieving this milestone. Homeownership is an excellent way to build wealth; in fact, it is often cheaper to pay a mortgage than it is to pay rent. All of the homes we have renovated and sold through our program have resulted in mortgages under $500 a month. 

Hazelwood Initiative purchased 63 rental units from the community's largest landlord in an effort to preserve long-term affordable housing.

We will begin renovations on these units around spring 2021 to ensure safe and comfortable living conditions to our tenants. 

Hazelwood residents drove the plan to create beautiful, high-quality mixed-income housing in a place where generations learned, played and grew.

Unit types:

  • 4 studios

  • 39 one-bedroom

  • 8 two-bedroom apartments


  • 43 of the units will be affordable to households at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI),

  • 20 apartments will include housing vouchers provided by the Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh.

  • 6 units will be fully ADA accessible


Washer, dryer and dishwasher in every unit


On-site management suite

A top-floor lounge with a skyline view

A historic auditorium/community room

Resident flex space for events and small group activities

An exercise room

An outdoor patio

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Hazelwood Initiative, Inc.

4901 Second Avenue

2nd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15207



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