Archive: May 2019
William Gatti honored with PHFA’s Housing Pioneer Award for his leadership in the affordable housing field
William Gatti, President and CEO of TREK Development Group was honored with the Housing Pioneer Award earlier this month by The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
As one of three award winners, Mr. Gatti was presented with engraved brass plates recognizing this honor.
“The three people we recognize today are well known for their strong track records of achievement expanding affordable housing options for Pennsylvanians, and with these awards we express our gratitude for their lasting impact on the housing landscape in the commonwealth,” said PHFA’s Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. “We thank them for their leadership, and we encourage others to be inspired by their example.”
Vidhi Anderson, Executive Director of Housing and Land Development, Presby’s Inspired Life and Judee Bavaria, President and CEO, Presby’s Inspired Life were also awarded this honor.
Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board members are expected to vote Thursday on whether to give Trek Development Group the final go ahead to start the 47-unit Mellon’s Orchard South development at Station and North Beatty streets.
Downtown-based Trek hopes to start construction within the next 30 days, with the first units completed in a year or less. It is paying the URA $600,000 for the land needed for the development.
“We’re excited to be working in the East Liberty neighborhood. It’s been a focus of a lot of attention and we’re happy to work in partnership with the URA, the mayor’s office, and the citizenry to address these important issues,” Trek president William Gatti said.