Affordable Housing Update in East Liberty
As you drive down Broad St., passing Target, you will notice a huge, empty lot where the East Liberty Gardens apartment complex formerly stood. For many years, ELPC leadership, members, and friends participated in East Liberty Garden’s annual Community Day celebration and served on their board of directors.
What happened to the more than 100 families that lived there? Where did they go?
All of the families received support through the HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative—including relocation assistance, employment services, health and wellness support, and education advocacy. The program’s goal is to help families move back if they choose to do so.
- 52 families remained in East Liberty
- 34 families moved into new housing on Larimer Ave., two blocks away
- 25 families moved to the Hill District and Homewood
- 25 families moved to neighborhoods within 8 miles of East Liberty
In addition, the new housing being built on the site will have 65 units earmarked for previous East Liberty Gardens residents, and 21 other East Liberty sites are near completion, which also will provide housing for former residents.
If you have questions about the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, or about relocation efforts for the former residents, call Becky Gloninger, ELPC Elder and Choice Neighborhoods senior project manager, at 412.520.4160.