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Grandview South Homes Project

The Hilltop Alliance is thrilled to announce that south Pittsburgh’s Allentown community has been selected to receive state support for 31 new construction, affordable single-family homes. In October 2021, Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency announced this project as one of three affordable housing developments in the City of Pittsburgh who were awarded the tax credits.

The Allentown project, called “Grandview South Homes” will bring 31 lease-to-own homes to vacant lots on Excelsior Street, Ceres Way, Eureka Street, McLain Street, Allen Street, and Renwick Street. The new homes will include 23 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units; of the 31 homes, four will be accessible and meet ADA standards. This project is a partnership between Hilltop Alliance and Gatesburg Road Development.  The Hilltop Alliance prioritized this section of Allentown for vacant property recycling in response to community feedback and engagement we conducted as part of our 2013 Hilltop Housing Strategy. 

Construction is expected to begin in early 2023 and leasing will begin in early 2024. Based federal guidelines for household size and income (between 20%-60% area median income), monthly rent amounts including all electric, water and sewer utilities will be approximately: 

  • $400/Month (for 2-bedroom, full ADA homes) - 3 Available

  • $1,100/Month (for 3-bedroom, full ADA homes) - 1 Available

  • $950/Month (for 2-bedroom homes) - 20 Available

  •  $1,100/Month (for 3-bedroom homes) - 7 Available

The Hilltop Alliance is grateful for the support of Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Jay Costa, Senator Wayne Fontana, Representative Jake Wheatley, Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilman Bruce Kraus, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh.


For more information about the Grandview South Homes, contact our staff at:

Anticipated Timeline (As of March 2022, subject to change):

  • Site Surveying: January - April 2022

  • Pre-Demolition and Phase 1 Environmental Studies: March - August 2022

  • Demolitions: November 2022 - February 2023 

    • Properties to be demolished include: 615, 616, 618, 803, 807 & 845 Excelsior Street and 6 & 8 Renwick Street

  • Construction: January 2023 - December 2023

  • Applications available for leasing: January 2024

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