Dreams Do Come True!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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 01/01/1999.

[Photo: New home]

The Wilson's new home is the first of ten (10) new homes to be built as a result of the Blueprint Communities Initiative, which is 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
  • Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency (PHFA)
  • Allegheny County Department of Economic and Community Development
  • City of McKeeport
  • McKeeport Redevelopment Authority
  • McKeeport Community Development Department
  • PNC Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
  • McKeesport Housing Corporation
  • McKeesport Neighborhood Initiative (MNI)


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