Article by Executive Director Larry Swanson featured in the Post-Gazette

The Leg­is­la­ture should in­crease tax-cred­its that sup­port ser­vices in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Nobody understands how to serve the charitable needs of a community better than the people who live and work there, and the best way for business leaders to enhance their communities is through partnership with local service providers. Together, they can build strategies to meet neighborhood needs while avoiding the problems that often result when a far-away agency prescribes a round-peg-square-hole, one-size-fits-all delivery model.

For 50 years, the Neighborhood Assistance Program, a tax credit administered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has helped...

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A client at Mackey Lofts was interviewed about her struggle with her disability.

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It was officially announced by Mayor Bill Peduto at ACTION-Housing's 60th Annual Meeting that May 8th, 2017 is officially sanctioned as "Larry Swanson Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.

Larry Swanson has been executive director of ACTION-Housing since 2005. Prior to that, he had been deputy executive director and was responsible for real estate development and oversight of property and asset management of more than 1,200 units with a combined value of $100 million. He was also in charge of property improvement, housing counseling, energy conservation, and special-needs housing initiatives. In addition to being ACTION-Housing’s chief executive officer, he oversees three subsidiaries that implement construction, asset management, and tax credit efforts. He joined ACTION-Housing in 1979 and, together with the previous executive director, built a comprehensive regional affordable housing organization.

In the surprise announcement by Mayor Peduto himself, Larry was visibly shocked and expressed his appreciation to the attendees and the city.

 

 

Artist Laura Jean McLaughlin was awarded the 2nd annual Artists and Cities Award. She was presented with the award by Deputy Executive Director, Line Metropulos at our 60th Annual Meeting.

You can see some of her work below.

Thanks to City of Pittsburgh City Council for today's proclamation - Monday, May 8th will be ACTION-Housing 60th Anniversary Day in the City of Pittsburgh! 

Below are some photos from the official proclamation: