Congressman Doyle Presents $100,000 Check for New Housing Construction in Garfield

April 11, 2006
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14) today presented a check for $100,000 in federal funding to Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O’Connor, State Senator Jim Ferlo, the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, the Garfield Jubilee Association, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the construction of new housing in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood.

“One of the keys to revitalizing this region is to start from the ground up, and I don’t think there’s a better place to start than where our families live, work, and play,” Congressman Doyle said. “The Homeownership Choice Program is creating 50 new affordable homes in Garfield, and I’m proud to have been able to help with this important initiative.”

The Homeownership Choice Project is the result of a two-year neighborhood planning process initiated by the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation and the Garfield Jubilee Association.  This project, which is being carried out by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, will build fifty new homes in the City of Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood.

“We want to thank Congressman Doyle for his help with the continued revitalization efforts in Garfield,” said Joann Monroe, Executive Director of the Garfield Jubilee Association.  “Without his help we wouldn’t have been able to go through with the 16 new housing units we’re building in 2006.”

“The shovels wouldn’t have gone into the ground on this project if it weren’t for Mike Doyle,”added Aggie Brose, Deputy Director of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation.  “He really cares about this community, and it shows.”

“When Aggie Brose came to me a while back to see if I could secure some federal assistance for this initiative, I was happy to try and help,” Congressman Doyle said.  “I’m pleased to have been able to provide the federal assistance needed to carry out this important initiative.”

Congressman Doyle secured funding for this housing project through the Economic Development Initiative program operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Additional information about the Garfield Jubilee Association can be found on-line athttps://www.garfieldjubilee.org/index.htm.

Additional information about the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation can be found on-line athttps://www.bloomfield-garfield.org/BloomfieldGarfieldCorporation.htm

Additional information about the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh can be found on-line at https://www.ura.org/.

Congressman Doyle presents check for new housing construction in Garfield to Mayor O’Connor and community activists
Congressman Doyle presents check for new housing construction in Garfield to Mayor O’Connor and community activists (from left to right: State Senator Jim Ferlo, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh Development Officer Jessica Smith, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation Deputy Director Aggie Brose, Mayor O’Connor, Congressman Doyle, Garfield Jubilee Association Executive Director Joann Monroe, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation President Grady Roberts, Bloomfield-Garfield Executive Director Rick Swartz).

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