Housing Authority gets $27M to improve accessibility of homes

The stimulus plan is affecting some many different segments of our population —

Wheelchair users will be the big beneficiaries of $27 million in federal stimulus money flowing to the Pittsburgh Housing Authority under an improvement program that agency’s board approved yesterday — but meeting their needs won’t be cheap.

Around $17 million will go to improve the accessibility of 67 apartments by widening doors and hallways, reduce outdoor slopes to a 2 percent grade, remove steps, add rails and lower cabinets. The units are scattered throughout the Housing Authority’s communities. Read the Post Gazette article

We’ll keep an eye open for more information about this.