As East Liberty continues to grow and change, preserving affordability is a priority for us at ELDI. Our focus now is on expanding affordable homeownership opportunities, especially for minority individuals (through our Affordable Homeownership Opportunities Program), but many may be surprised to know that 32% of rental housing units in East Liberty are long-term affordable.
In East Liberty’s community plans, long-time, existing residents expressed their desire to see a mixed-income neighborhood with affordable housing that was indistinguishable from market-rate. We’ve worked hard to realize that vision, and as a result, we are proud to say that much of East Liberty’s affordable housing flies beneath the radar.
While our work to preserve affordability isn’t finished, we recently updated our affordable housing slide deck to show where affordable housing is in East Liberty, along with definitions of how affordable is defined.