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Property Stablization Program

Since mid-2013, we have actively operated a Property Stabilization Program (PSP). The goal of the PSP is to stabilize the housing and property conditions in our communities. We act as a code enforcement intermediary, connecting residents to resources for home repair. As of August 2022, Hilltop Alliance has assisted approximately 1,373 Hilltop residents through our Property Stabilization Program.

  • Pittsburgh Awarded Housing Tax Credit

     (Post-Gazette, October 14th, 2021)

     (Trib Live, October 14th, 2021)

Our Process 

Convene the Hilltop Property Stabilization Committee members to meet quarterly to share experiences, progress and to discuss resources.

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Establish communication with property owners and provide technical assistance and referral services, including assistance completing applications.

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Maintain and update a database of problematic properties with all relevant information and photos

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Walk through neighborhoods to see problematic properties first-hand, take updated photos, and track progress in real-time​

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Coordinate code violation remediation and/or do home repair projects with City, URA, and other community partners

Our Programs

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Outreach

We continually monitor and report property-related concerns to Pittsburgh’s 311 non-emergency helpline.

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Emergency Stablization Grant (ESG)

We provide home repairs on an emergency basis, fixing and addressing the highest priority issues. Email Jeph Martin for more information.

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Artistic Board Up

We secure and paint vacant homes.

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Free Will Assistance

We provide Hilltop residents, aged 50 and older, with an attorney. By providing homeowners with a last will and testament at no cost, assigned attorneys help Hilltop residents name a defined heir to their home. Email Jeph Martin for more information.

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Tangled Title Assistance

We assist clients to become formally engaged with free legal assistance to own their home with a clean title. Email Jeph Martin for more information.

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Local Contractor Database

We maintain a database of local contractors who provide an array of services and resources throughout the community.

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Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP)

The Urban Redevelopment Authority's Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) provides up to $35,000 in financial assistance to eligible homeowners for rehabilitating and improving residential owner-occupied properties with an emphasis on addressing code enforcement issues within the City of Pittsburgh. Hilltop Alliance is proud to be one of the administrators of HAP, facilitating applications and assisting Hilltop residents on their home repair needs. For more information visit here

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Pennsylvania Homeowners Assistance Fund (PAHAF)

Local homeowners impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance of up to $30,000 through a program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Pennsylvania homeowners facing financial hardship may qualify for mortgage and housing-related expense assistance to address delinquency and avoid default, foreclosure, or displacement. Assistance includes mortgage payments, the cost of utilities and delinquent property tax payments. For more information visit the PAHAF site or see contact information below. Currently accepting inquiries for this project.

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