The Carrick Regency is a 7-story apartment building for seniors in Carrick. It is operated by the Housing Authority of the City Of Pittsburgh, PA (HACP).
With easy access to Downtown Pittsburgh and the South Side Works for shopping, dining and entertainment, the Carrick Regency on Brownsville Road is considered to be located in a prime area.
The one-bedroom apartments are carpeted, kitchens are equipped and there’s central air. The HACP provides 24-hour emergency maintenance service. A community room is available. Laundry facilities are located in the building. Security cameras are located in common areas. Guards are on-site from 3:00 PM until 7:00 AM.
As a subsidized facility, the monthly rent accommodates renters’ yearly income.
Parking is available.
The 51-Carrick bus, which provides service to the South Side, downtown Pittsburgh and West Mifflin, runs past the apartment building.
There are 66 units. Four are accessible. No apartments are available. The waiting list for one-bedroom apartments is closed.
When last inspected in 2019, the Carrick Regency received an inspection score of 78 of out of 100 possible points.
Apartment complexes subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development must pass inspections demonstrating that they are decent, safe and sanitary places to live. But residents across the country have discovered that passing scores on HUD inspections often don’t match the reality of their living conditions”
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The HACP provides affordable public housing for more than 20,000 low-income Pittsburghers. Their 2,700 units include traditional public housing, scattered sites and Housing Choice Vouchers – Section 8. General housing and senior communities are located in each region of Pittsburgh. It was one of the first housing authorities in the country. The authority police department was established after crime increased at HACP sites.
Across the U.S., housing authorities provide subsidized housing to qualified residents. Ensuring that affordable housing is available is a modern development. The first housing agencies were established in U.S. cities during the Great Depression in the 1930s.
The Carrick Regency, built in the 1990s, is located at 2129 Brownsville Road.