Celeste Scott left her Natrona Way apartment in Upper Lawrenceville when her son was 13. That’s when her landlord told her rent was going to nearly triple. Today her son is 21, and after several moves, Ms. Scott is living in Homestead and advocating for measures to expand affordable housing, including a proposal introduced Tuesday.

“Trying to find affordable housing is just ridiculous in this city,” said the single mother and housing organizer for Pittsburgh United. “If I could have stayed and been close to amenities, it would have been better for me.”

Ms. Scott was among a dozen people holding signs that read “Keep Pittsburgh Home” Tuesday morning as councilwoman Deb Gross announced a proposal called inclusionary zoning, supported by the mayor, which would aim to spur affordable housing in hot markets like Lawrenceville.

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