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Published on Monday, July 17, 2017

City of Pittsburgh Realty Transfer Tax Proposal

Council considering an increase

Once again, City of Pittsburgh council members are considering increasing the realty transfer tax, the highest in Western Pennsylvania, to fund an affordable housing trust. We support the affordable housing efforts, however, increasing the transfer tax makes the housing within city limits defeats the initiative.

We must urge the city council to find alternative funding. Visit the Voter Voice section for details.

UPDATE as of July 18, 2017:  Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on July 18th. A vote on the issue will take place in the fall. Please continue letting City Council know that you oppose this proposed increase to the transfer tax.

Here's some of the media coverage of the public hearing:

Pittsburgh councilwoman pans plan for more affordable housing (Trib Live)

Councilwoman: Not enough votes to pass proposed tax increase in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh City Council ready for housing tax proposal hearing (WPXI TV)

Council considering raising realty transfer tax to fund low-income housing (KDKA TV)


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