05-29-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News

Gina Gowins recently completed her internship with PCRG, working with Regional Policy staff to enhance our work with her skills in research, analysis, design, and outreach. She analyzed over 15 transportation planning and visioning documents to assess public engagement and the role of transit. She also developed an educational packet that addressed the need for [...]

05-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Team PCRG continues to gain momentum in the National Bike Challenge. There are currently 15 team members who have logged miles as part of the Challenge, representing Uptown Partners, Hilltop Alliance, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, Hill District Consensus Group, Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation, Lawrenceville Corporation, Tree Pittsburgh, and PCRG staff. Team PCRG has collectively [...]

05-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Our Vision for This Year’s Land Bank Summit Whether you have already adopted a land bank, are in the planning stages or are just learning and exploring the possibilities, we invite you to come, spend the day with peers to talk and learn about land banking in PA. Our hope for this year is to [...]

05-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Upcoming PCRG Meetings GoBurgh Thursday, June 5th (12-2PM)  Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG) Friday, June 13th (9-11AM) Announcements Hilltop Alliance is hiring a Business District Manager position for East Warrington Avenue in Allentown.  For more information, see Hilltop Alliance’s post on nonprofittalent.com: http://www.nonprofitalent.com/jobs/job/business-district-manager/ Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) seeks to hire a full-time Park Manager [...]

05-23-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Approximately 600 attendees joined PCRG at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh on May 14 and 15 for PCRG’s 4th Annual Community Development Summit, Reaching Across Boundaries! This year’s event has been revered as the biggest and best conference yet.  We were proud to host prominent speakers and presenters from across the country, as well [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG is pleased to announce its new 2014 Board of Directors, but first, we would like to thank Joanna Deming for her service to PCRG. After 5 years, Joanna Deming has stepped down from PCRG’s Board. Joanna has served as Vice Chair, and she has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization. [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News

Over the last year, Transit Tales has collected more than 100 stories from transit riders, disabled riders, riders who have lost service, ACCESS drivers, Port Authority drivers, non-riders, youth, and elders. Some of those stories are available to the public on the project website (transittalespgh.org), the project YouTube Channel (youtube.com/transittalespgh), and in select editions of [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News

Bipartisan Neighborhood Assistance Expansion Bill Gets Introduced, 49 Cosponsors to Date.  IS YOUR LEGISLATOR ON BOARD? Representative Killion (R, Chester) has introduced House Bill 2241 which doubles the appropriation of the Neighborhood Assistance Act (known as NAP) to $36 million, creates a $10 million affordable housing trust fund, and provides resources to protect at-risk veterans.  Many PCRG members [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

The Johnson-Crapo Bill—the Senate’s most recent effort to restructure the housing finance system by eliminating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—was tabled after being voted out of committee in a divided 13-9 vote.  PCRG supported the efforts of our national partner, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, to defeat the bill which would have a negative impact on [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

In the August 2013 newsletter, we introduced Kiva Zip, an online platform that allows entrepreneurs to crowdfund 0% interest loans of up to $5,000.  Kiva Zip is a program of Kiva, an international non-profit organization.  Since we first covered Kiva Zip, a focused local initiative, Kiva City Pittsburgh, has been launched and over thirty Pittsburgh [...]