Over the past two months, ELDI staff and construction work on our affordable housing projects in East Liberty, Garfield, and Larimer took a several week hiatus due to Pennsylvania’s shelter-in orders. Fortunately, as of May 1st, our real estate and construction staff, as well as our many subcontractors, are back on the job!
What we’re working on:
Sounds abound of activity on a number of homes throughout East Liberty, Garfield, and Larimer, all operating under COVID-19 safety measures:
- As part of our East End Homeownership Project funded by New Markets Tax Credits (thanks to U.S. Bank, Dollar Bank, and the URA), we recently completed construction and closed on the sale of 331 Enright Court.
- Five separate general contractors, along with a number of subcontractors, are back to work on 13 homes throughout our neighborhoods, with six more homes in the design/construction bid phase, three homes on the market, and two homes under agreement. We have continued to remotely stay in touch with future homeowner families for these homes and anticipate several first-time closings this summer.
- We are 30-45 days away from resuming construction on the Federal Home Loan Bank and First Commonwealth Bank financed renovations of 5521 Broad Street, 4752 Kincaid Street, and 527 Collins Street.
- Shortly after, we aim to renovate another 10 affordable homes in Enright Court thanks to funds from the same sources.
We are deeply grateful to Mayor Bill Peduto, Diamonte Walker, the URA’s Deputy Director, our in-house Construction Manager, Don McCartan, our in-house realtor, Mary Hester, our general contractors (Akator Construction, Open Hand Ministries, PWCampbell, and Shape Development Group), and our architects (B+M architect llc, citySTUDIO, interARCHITECTURE, and TAI + LEE architects PC) for making all of the above possible.
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