Cutthroat Island, Part Two

Cutthroat Island, Part Two

If you’re just joining us, here’s where we left off in Part One: A July 2015 community meeting for Mellon’s Orchard South in East Liberty is unravelling; Downstream is interviewing Downstream about the Penn Plaza consent agreement; and, a pirate has...
Cutthroat Island, Part One

Cutthroat Island, Part One

East Liberty’s trajectory was altered by three events that defined the month of July 2015. Early on, more than 200 residents of the Penn Plaza apartment complex were served 90-day eviction notices. A couple of weeks later, an emergency meeting was held by city...
What is the Realty Transfer Tax?

What is the Realty Transfer Tax?

In December 2016, Pittsburgh City Council approved the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) to support the creation and preservation of affordable housing. Like most every city in the nation, Pittsburgh’s shortage of affordable housing options has reached crisis...