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Wilkinsburg Update Series: Anti-Displacement Study & Toolkit - Shared screen with speaker view
Lydia Gaby | HR&A | she/her
05:14
Please feel free to use the chat at any time if you have a comment!
Jenn Salmans
34:36
Can you explain the term "anti-displacement risk"
Lydia Gaby | HR&A | she/her
36:41
yes - "displacement risk" is the risk that a household or business would be "displaced" or have to move away. "Anti-displacement" is the approach of reversing or lessening the risk that someone is displaced.
Tracey Evans
39:30
Pittsburgh wage tax is 3%
Brian Sieffert
56:12
Gap funds for renovation are essential and time sensitive to save what viable vacant homes are left.
Jeanne Drennan
58:35
Have to cut out early, but thanks for this well thought-out presentation.
Judy Taylor | HR&A
01:00:20
How well do these strategies address your priorities and/or concerns? What would make these efforts successful?
Jenn Salmans
01:01:23
I think that these priorities would be important even if the merger does not happen. Is that even possible?
Anna Kochersperger
01:04:42
do we anticipate a flood of investor activity if a merger happens? Some investment is good, but how do ensure our support of residents who want to stay is commensurate with the force of investor pressure? Do we have any ability to predict the potential for investment once a merger happens? How is that even done? Market analysis?
Tyi-Sanna
01:10:43
Completely agree about sharing of names/partnerships of contractors that are “approved”
Bonnie Nesbitt
01:11:01
It seems prudent to identify and implement anti-displacement strategies and protections for residents, business owners, etc. prior to any potential merger.
Anna Kochersperger
01:11:45
agree, Bonnie.
Bud Wise
01:14:51
We can identify, but can’t really implement many of them unless a merger takes place
Bonnie Nesbitt
01:28:46
Considering the percentage of renters in the community (homeownership is not for everyone), developing affordable multifamily properties throughout the neighborhood over time would be highly beneficial. I understand the issue with low land values, you can't leverage as much in loans, tax credits, etc. but perhaps the city can agree to take control of certain parcels for these purposes.
Judy Taylor | HR&A
01:30:03
Thank you Bonnie. There are federal tools such as Low income housing tax credits that can also be used for this, as well.
Michael Jehn
01:30:30
Thanks, everyone. Sorry that I couldn't participate more actively—still at work drilling steel, listening on silent.
Lydia Gaby | HR&A | she/her
01:30:38
Thank you for joining!
Anna Kochersperger
01:32:59
thanks!
Bonnie Nesbitt
01:34:23
Thank you so much everyone!!!