The rehabilitation of Mackey Lofts is the conversion of a former commercial bakery and storage facility into a 43-unit family workforce housing building. Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh approximately one mile east of the central business district, it is part of a larger neighborhood revitalization effort by UpTown Partners, a community-based organization of residents and business owners working together to build a vibrant neighborhood.
The 35 one- and eight two-bedroom apartments are affordable to households earning at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income. Ten apartments are designed with hearing and vision impairment features such as strobe light indicators for the doorbell, telephone and fire alarms. Eight apartments are available for persons with mobility impairments and all are handicap accessible.
Supportive services provided by the neighborhood’s Center for Hearing and Deaf Services are located within one block of Mackey Lofts. Additionally, staff members of the sponsor, ACTION-Housing, have been trained in American Sign Language courses to better communicate with the residents.
National Equity Fund® provided $11.1 million of LIHTC equity in Mackey Lofts.