04-30-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News

Dear PCRG members: By request, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) is accepting additional signatures for our Johnson-Crapo sign on letter (below and available for download here) until this Friday, May 2nd. The letter is having an impact, which we saw after the April 29 hearing was delayed. It’s being circulated on the Hill and [...]

04-28-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Research

[Map produced by Tim Schooley, Reporter at Pittsburgh Business Times] On April 25th, Tim Schooley, Reporter at the Pittsburgh Business Times, featured PCRG’s 20th Annual Mortgage Lending Study in an article titled, “Mortgage lending study shows vast majority of city neighborhoods left devoid of funding.” The Mortgage Lending Study includes a snapshot of each neighborhood’s demographics, housing, [...]

04-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh’s community development world celebrated the passage of City Council Bill 2014-0025 in an 8-1 vote, establishing the creation of a land bank, and the Bill was signed into law on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Mayor Bill Peduto.  The current system can handle only 300 parcels at any given time. With current systems, it [...]

04-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Research
04-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Upcoming PCRG Meetings  Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG) Friday, May 9th (9-11AM) GoBurgh May’s GoBurgh Meeting is Cancelled Thursday, June 5th (12-2PM) Safe Neighborhoods Network (SNN) TBD Announcements Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation (PDCDC) will host its Hatch Kick-Off Celebration (click here for a flyer) at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre (located at 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on April [...]

04-25-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are at the core of the City’s internationally-acclaimed rebirth, and PCRG and its members have been leading the way for over two decades. Now, with generous matching support, on May 6th, you can show your support for PCRG during the Pittsburgh Day of Giving. Visit pittsburghgives.org and search for PCRG, any donation you make (up to [...]

04-25-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh Board of Education votes to sell Burgwin Elementary to Hazelwood Initiative School will become Propel charter By Jim Richter, Executive Director of Hazelwood Initiative For over five years Hazelwood Initiative and other community partners have worked to secure Burgwin School for reuse as a charter.  Our first attempt was in support of the Imagine [...]

04-25-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

We’re having a blast planning our “We’ve got something brewing!” mobile workshop.  Iris Whitworth, Executive Director of Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone (ARTEZ), took us on a dry run, and we can’t wait to go back on May 14th!  The mobile workshop covered the collaborative efforts among different communities for the riverfront revitalization, joint comprehensive [...]

04-23-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG, community leaders, and financial institutions have been working together through the Community Bankers Collaborative Council (CBCC) to collectively identify issues in the community development system and address these problems with creative solutions. One creative solution is to bring back an affordable and standardized purchase-rehabilitation mortgage loan. This specialized purchase-rehabilitation mortgage product, also known as [...]

04-23-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News

Representative Thomas Killion wants to expand and modernize the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP).  Tell your Legislator that you agree! As a community development expert, you know the value of Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Assistance Act. This pioneering program addresses many community needs including career development, food bank support, free healthcare, job creation and retention, business incubation, affordable housing, [...]