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225 Ross Street, Ste. 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15219





Housing & Infrastructure

This list is for informational purposes only.  Inclusion on the list does not represent an endorsement by Neighborhood Allies. The list is not all-inclusive, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.  We encourage you to independently verify the information.

Code Enforcement

City of Pittsburgh: Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections

Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI) serves three primary functions:
Construction Permits
-Review, approve, and issue permits for all buildings and structures within the City of Pittsburgh
Code Violations and Enforcement
-Enforce City of Pittsburgh codes
City of Pittsburgh Licenses
-Regulate amusement, trade, and business licenses
-All licensing is guided by the City of Pittsburgh Municipal Code

*Report all code violations to the 311 Response Center by calling 311 or (412) 255-2621 or by filing an electronic form.

200 Ross Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: (412) 255-2175

PLI’s public offices (and the adjacent zoning offices on the third floor) are open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Inspectors are available in the office from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and are in the field for the remainder of the day.

Please be aware that PLI’s offices are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas Day.


Oakland Planning & Development Corporation – Oakwatch

Oakwatch seeks to improve the quality of life for residents, employees, and visitors by enforcing codes on negligent property owners, housing violations, parking violations, disruptive behavior, excessive noise, and underage drinking in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

235 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 621-7863 x27
Service Area: Oakland


Pittsburgh Parking Authority

The Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Parking Authority) includes a dimension beyond the basic responsibility to provide and maintain spaces for vehicle parking throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Their mission also includes supporting the efforts of city departments and agencies to ensure the economic progress of our region.

232 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 560-7275

Residential Parking Permit


Facade Renovation

Polish Hill Civic Association

The PHCA manages three community gardens and coordinates volunteers to clean and maintain more than eight city-owned parklets, city steps, and other green spaces. In recognition for our volunteer efforts to clean and green the neighborhood, the PHCA won the 2012 Bob Award for Neighborhood of the Year from the Clean Pittsburgh Commission.

3060 Brereton
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: (412) 681-1950

The PHCA provides grants for residential facade renovation. Visit their homeowners page for information on deadlines, application guidelines, etc.


Urban Redevelopment Authority – Streetface Facade Renovation Program

Restored storefronts improve the pedestrian environment, attract more customers, and encourage economic development and investment. The URA offers several different facade improvement programs designed for commercial building owners and tenants to improve their storefronts.

200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

For information on all URA Facade Improvement Programs below, contact Quianna Wasler, Mainstreets Development Specialist at (412) 255-6550 or via email.

Download program guidelines and application for specific programs at the Facade Improvement Programs page.


Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation

Since October of 2006, Wilkinsburg residents, business and property owners, county and state officials, and representatives from area non-profits and organizations have been meeting to create the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation. WCDC is a registered non-profit corporation, working in partnership with the business community, property owners, and residents of Wilkinsburg to foster economic development and improve the Wilkinsburg business corridor and quality of life within its boundaries.

Visit the forms page for information on Storefront Improvement and Facade Renovation Programs.

1001 Wood Street
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Phone: (412) 727-7855


Home Improvement

Allegheny West Civic Council, Inc.

845 N. Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Phone: (412) 323-8884
Eligibility: Northside Residents


Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh completes safety- and health-focused repairs and renovations for qualified homeowners.

Qualified candidates are…

  • Earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • The homeowner of record for an Allegheny County property
  • Current on all real estate taxes

Preference is given to those at least 60 years of age, or have a documented disability, or a military veteran. If you or someone you know meets these criteria and is in need, complete this application and send to:

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
7800 Susquehanna Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Phone: (412) 247-2700



ACTION-Housing has provided Social Services and Programs for its entire history. They strive to improve the vitality and vibrancy of communities by offering essential supportive services and programs for residents.

Allegheny County Accessibility Program: Allegheny County residents at 80% of the Area Median Income with permanent disabilities can apply for home accessibility modifications.
Family Savings Account Program: Receive up to $2,000 in matching funds when you open an FSA account for qualified purchases.
First Time Homebuyers: Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to purchase a home.
Homeless Families Services: Assistance for families experiencing homelessness or on the brink of it and looking to find a solution.
Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program (HEELP): Receive up to $10,000 at a 1% fixed rate for home energy efficiency modifications. Applicants must be past recipients of Weatherization Assistance Program or LIHEAP work.
Mortgage Assistance Program: Meet with expert counselors to help get your mortgage back on track.
MyPlace Youth Program: Housing and social services for youth aged out of the foster care system.
Sustainability: Programs geared toward education and development of green residential living spaces.
Weatherization Assistance Program: A free program for income qualified individuals to significantly improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their home

425 Sixth Ave, Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: (412) 281-2102


Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership

The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP) repairs and weatherizes the homes of veterans, seniors, and disabled residents with local nonprofits and citizen volunteers.

You may be eligible to receive home improvement services if you:
 Are a resident of Allegheny County.
 Are a senior or disabled resident.
 Are a veteran.
 Have an income lower than 200% of poverty.

Potential Services Available Include:
 Utility upgrades
 Roof repair
 Structural repair
 Weatherization
 Handicapped accessibility upgrades
 Safety improvements
 Homeowner counseling
 Window replacement

Interested in receiving home improvement services? Call NeighborWorks Western PA at (412) 281-9773 or email

Home Ownership

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh has worked to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. They have built or rehabilitated nearly 80 homes in partnership with volunteers, local communities, and low-income families in need.

Available homes:
Current Homeownership Opportunities (PDF)
Program documents:
2015 Habitat for Humanity – Application for Homeownership (PDF)
Homeownership Program Flyer (PDF)

212 Yost Boulevard, Suite A
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Phone: (412) 351-0512

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

HACP encourages all of its residents to break the cycle and find the way out of public housing. Just because you grew up in public housing does not mean you have to stay there as an adult. Somewhere out there is a house with a yard for your kids to play in, or a porch with a swing that you always wanted.

For complete eligibility information and details on HACP Homeownership, download the HACP’s Step-by-Step Guide to Homeownership (PDF).

200 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: (412) 456-5000
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania (NWWPA) is a non-profit organization with the mission of financial empowerment that promotes homeownership and stable communities in Western Pennsylvania. NWWPA offers free counseling, homebuyer education, and financial literacy courses designed to help individuals and families achieve their dreams.

Programs & Services:

  • Homebuyer Education Workshops
  • Financial Education Workshops
  • eHome Online Homeownership Program
  • Budget & Credit Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Youth Financial Literacy Program
  • Leadership Development Program

710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: (412) 281-9773


Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for senior adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state.



Phone: (412) 429-2842


Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

The mission of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights.

Have a Home
Operation Home
Rental Assistance

610 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 227-4802

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