Homestead Apartments is a public housing complex of four 12-story buildings that were originally constructed in the 1950s, and in need of revitalization both functionally and physically. Towers A and B each converted 72 units into 60 and Tower C converted 60 units to 52 for a total of 172 units. Towers A and B have both received LEED Silver Certification becoming PHFA’s first LEED construction. The rehabilitation decreased density, created welcoming interior and exterior common spaces, and developed a strong services component with in-house, fully staffed facilities including a LIFE Center.
Financed by Hope VI and LIHTC through partnership with the Allegheny County Housing Authority.