500 people in homelessness to be housed in 500 days, per new Allegheny County plan

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Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato announced an initiative to house people staying in shelters by bringing 500 units online in 500 days — less than a year and a half — through various county and city organizations and government institutions already working in the housing and social services fields.

“Five hundred in 500. That means we’re creating 500 units of deeply affordable housing in the next 500 days,” Innamorato said during Thursday’s announcement event, flanked by several dozen officials representing organizations, government agencies, private landlords and developers that have pledged to support the effort. “Because caring for our unhoused neighbors is a critical piece to ensure that we’re building an Allegheny County for all.”

Innamorato said that she knows what it’s like to experience housing instability. She recounted her father’s struggle with addiction when she was younger. She recalled moving ten times before graduating high school.

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