In 2016, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), the City of Pittsburgh and Bedford Dwellings community partners applied for and secured a $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
This funding will be used to support a two year planning process to kick start revitalization in the Bedford Dwellings/Hill District. The Planning process will result in a Transformation Plan which is a comprehensive, community-supported strategy to guide neighborhood investment. The Bedford Dwellings/ Middle Hill Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan will build on previous planning efforts, leverage the neighborhoods’ numerous assets and promote a community vision for neighborhood revitalization and reinvestment.
the transformation plan will address hud choice neighborhoods' three core goals:
Revitalize severely distressed public and/or assisted housing
- Support positive outcomes for resident’s health, safety, employment, mobility, and education
- Transform distressed neighborhoods into viable, mixed-income communities with access to services, public assets, and amenities.