Allegheny Housing Group
providers of affordable housing


Providers of Affordable Housing


to increase the supply of quality affordable housing for low- and very
low-income households by:

improving the quality and long-term affordability of the existing
housing stock;

constructing new housing utilizing existing programs available
through local, state and federal programs; and

creating new housing from adaptive reuse of non-residential
properties such as warehouses, outmoded commercial
buildings and non-performing commercial hotels


Allegheny Housing Group implements this philosophy by acting in a
variety of capacities to provide or assist in providing such housing.

The programs which Allegheny Housing Group provides include:

Acting directly as a developer of low-income housing to expand
and preserve long term, quality affordable housing stock

Serving as a capacity builder, seeking to increase the
resources and capabilities of local community organizations to
increase the available affordable housing

Providing technical assistance to other organizations for the
implementation of improvement projects or community service
programs located within the housing developments in which the
Allegheny Housing Group is involved

Acting as a joint venture partner to a for-profit housing developer
in need of Allegheny Housing Group's expertise and access to


Allegheny Housing Group is an organization which can make housing 
happen within reasonable time periods.  Too often, not-for-profit
organizations have goals which are not clearly focused enough or
lack the requisite expertise to carry out their mission of delivering
affordable housing to a community.  Allegheny Housing Group and its
officers and directors bring an extensive background and experience
in the area of affordable housing to bear on the complex problems
surrounding the planning and implementation of providing adequate
low-income housing to communities.  It has the resources and the
knowledge to use such resources to make quality low-income
housing available to communities within the shortest possible time
frames consistent with the creating of quality communities.

It has the ability to source, secure, receive and administer funds from
public or private sources.  Securing such financing is fundamental to
the success of any project and is an area in which Allegheny Housing
Group has considerable expertise.  The development of successful
housing communities in today's marketplace demands the
integration of public and private sources of capital in order to provide
for the long-term viability of the communities being created.  Allegheny
Housing Group understands this need and provides for its projects
and to other organizations similarly engaged, the knowledge
necessary to access public grants, public below market interest rate
loans, private construction and permanent financing, equity capital
and various forms of tax credits and property tax abatements.

Allegheny Housing Group is familiar with, and, through its staff and
directors, provides the knowledge and experience to effectively
respond to the political realities facing the development of affordable
housing.  It can meet with local government bodies, explain the
needs of the community, respond to concerns which are raised and
to work with local organizations and politicians to achieve the
common goal of increasing quality housing available for low-income

Its familiarity and extensive background in the management of
affordable housing, tax credit projects and otherwise rent restricted
units can mean the difference between success and failure of a
project.  Architectural aesthetics, housing liveability, proximity to
services, local weather and climate, attributes of the tenant
populations being served, staffing, competition, financial reporting,
community programs and other factors are all important to secure
the on-going success of any rental community and Allegheny Housing
Group understands this and can provide the guidance for less
experienced for-profit or not-for-profit organizations required to ensure
a successful project.

Development Expertise

Allegheny Housing Group, through the backgrounds and extensive
experience of its officers and directors, has the required development
expertise to conceive a project and to see it through the often
complex and convoluted development process.

The officers and directors, during their careers, have assisted others
in all aspects of the development for over 100 properties, many of
which were for low-income tenants and which were financed through
the Farmer's Home Administration (Section 515 program), the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (Sections 221(d)(3),
221(d)(4), 236), state housing agency programs, and the current tax
credit program authorized under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue
Code.  Many of the projects also received rental assistance funds,
project based or voucher Section 8 subsidies, or had units that were
rent restricted and required tenant incomes to be verified.

Direct supervisory experience of the directors and staff of Allegheny
Housing Group which relates to the development process includes

Site Selection      Construction
Zoning Variances Rent-Up
Market FeasibilityProperty Management
Project Design    Asset Management
Permit Process   Securing Equity
Securing Tax Credits   Compliance Monitoring
Securing Grants   Income Certification
Securing Loans   Joint Ventures
Bond Financing   Limited Partnerships

Management Expertise

Perhaps more than any other aspect of the housing process, the
ability to provide top management expertise can make the difference
between the success and failure of a project.  Allegheny Housing
Group has the required property management, asset management,
project management and financial management expertise to help
bring about the initial and long-term success of a project.

Property Management

The combined experience of the officers, directors and staff of
the organization includes the direct supervision of the property
management process for a wide variety of residential real estate
communities including those created through the Farmer's
Home Administration (Section 515 program), the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (Sections
221(d)(3), 221(d)(4), 236), state housing agency programs, the
low-income housing tax credit program and conventionally
financed apartments.  This experience includes the selection
and monitoring of resident managers, dealing with tenant
concerns and problems, project operation and maintenance,
governmental reporting and compliance, legal issues,
budgeting, rent-up, rental increases or decreases, minority
contracting, special needs of specific tenant groups served by
projects (such as large families, physically disadvantaged
persons and senior citizens).

Asset Management

In today's world, and particularly for long term real estate
projects, the management of the asset is a key concern. 
Allegheny Housing Group is familiar with the variety of ownership
structures and required reporting requirements for joint ventures,
limited partnerships, general partnerships, corporations and
limited liability companies.  It also has extensive experience in
securing adequate insurance for properties, dealing with
inevitable fire loss and liability claims and in monitoring the level
and adequacy of replacement reserves for a project and the
disbursement of such funds to keep the project in a good level
of repair.

Project Management

Successfully coordinating the activities of the architect,
contractor, government agencies, lenders and owners can
make the difference between a successful project or one that
fails.  Achieving a harmonious union of efforts of these
participants in the development process demand the level of
skill possessed by Allegheny Housing Group.  Its officers,
directors and staff have assisted companies and individuals in
this process for over 20 projects during the past 20 years.

Financial Management


Management of the funding process for a project can be a
complex task.  Often an affordable housing project will need
several different sources of funds such as construction
financing, permanent financing, so-called soft second
mortgages or other below market interest rate debt secured
from public agencies, bond financing and equity.  Each of these
sources of funds usually comes from a different source each of
which has its separate and distinct requirements, application
procedures and funding time frames.  Allegheny Housing Group
is familiar with each of these sources and how they interact to
provide the required money required to construct or rehabilitate
structures to provide housing.  The organization provides, either
itself, or through its advisors and consultants, access to such
capital and the ability to deliver it in a timely fashion to a project
to make it successful.

Reporting and Insurance

After the successful completion of the construction and rent-up
of a project, the on-going financial reporting requirements can
be equally as daunting.  Allegheny Housing Group provides the
expertise for its own projects and for other organizations on a
consultation basis to engage and coordinate annual financial
audits and tax returns.  In addition, it can provide valuable
assistance in securing adequate fire and liability insurance and
in dealing with claims arising from accidents or fire damage to


Allegheny Housing Group is supported in its efforts to provide quality
affordable housing by several sources of funding.  These include
grants from public agencies, private contributions and fees for
services rendered to projects and their sponsors.  The organization
assists profit and not-for-profit housing sponsors in the development
and management of their projects and develops projects by itself.  It
receives compensation for such services and development activities
which it uses to pay for its staff and those rendering services to it. 
Allegheny Housing Group uses some of this money to assist others in
the complicated housing process by making grants, donations, and
below market loans to other organizations with similar goals and

Officers and Directors

M. Miller, President

M. Belter, Controller

J. Wysocka, Chairman of the Board

M. Cox, Director

R. Quimby, Director

This page was last updated on: October 19, 2016