Guiding Studies

Pittsburgh’s Inequality across Gender and Race

September 2019

This study from Pitt School of Social Work researchers Sara Goodkind and Leah Jacobs, Department of Sociology professor Junia Howell, UPMC professor Liz Miller, and graduate student Dominique Branson shows stark disparities by race and gender in the Pittsburgh region. The “Pittsburgh’s Inequality across Gender and Race” report is the first of four reports meant to help the City’s Gender Equity Commission (GEC) help identify local interventions that are likely to be most effective in helping to bridge these gaps in health, income, employment, and education across gender and race groups.

2017 Worst Case Housing Needs

August 9, 2017

The Worst Case Housing Needs created by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the sixteenth in a longstanding series providing national data and analysis of the critical problems facing very low-income renting families. Households with worst case needs are defined as very low-income renters who do not receive government housing assistance and who paid more than one-half of their income for rent, lived in severely inadequate conditions, or both. They find that benefits of the strengthening national economy are not adequately flowing to renter households at the lowest income levels and severe housing problems are on the rise.

Low-Income Housing Has No Impact on Nearby Home Values

December 6, 2016

A study conducted by the real estate website Trulia found that in the nation’s 20 least affordable housing markets, low-income housing built during a 10-year span shows no effect on nearby home values.


p4 Performance Measures

October 12, 2016

The p4 Performance Measures is an evaluation tool that will inform the prioritization of investments in real estate development projects located in the City of Pittsburgh.

All-In Pittsburgh

September 16, 2016

Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh presents a roadmap to put all of the region’s residents on track to reaching their potential.

Urban Land Institute
East End Communities – Pittsburgh, PA

May 8 through May 13, 2016
The Urban Land Institute conducted studies on the East End. The results support the HELP initiative and provide valuable recommendations for land use.


Affordable Housing Task Force
Findings & Recommendations – Pittsburgh, PA

May 2016
The Affordable Housing Task Force submitted its findings and recommendations to Mayor Peduto and City Council.

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