On May 3, 2007, thanks in part to the American Dream Downpayment Initiative, Lisa Wilson and her three small children became first-time homeowners of a 1,600 square foot newly constructed home in McKeesport, PA. Ms. Wilson was a participant in the McKeesport Housing Authority's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program since January 1, 1999.
Lisa Wilson's home in the City of McKeesport's Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA)
The Wilson's new home is the first of ten (10) new homes to be built as a result of the Blueprint Communities Initiative located in the City of McKeesport's Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA).
The following public and private entities are involved in the Blueprint Communities Initiative:
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
PennsylvaniaHousing and Finance Agency (PHFA)
Allegheny County Department of Economic and Community Development
City of McKeesport
McKeesport Community Development Department
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
McKeesport Housing Corporation
McKeesportNeighborhood Initiative (MNI)