The city of Pittsburgh’s Housing Opportunity Fund is one step closer to investing in affordable housing.

Pittsburgh City Council approved 16 members to the fund’s advisory board at its meeting Tuesday. A final member should be named next week.

The board will review potential projects and make recommendations to the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, which makes final investment decisions.

Celeste Scott, housing and justice organizer for Pittsburgh United, said board members will play an important role in the process.

“The things that they will recommend will be very transparent,” she said. “There are opportunities for the community to come down and do public comment around the projects. So, it will be a very robust community experience.”

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