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October, 2015

10-28-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in GoBurgh, News

PCRG is excited to announce our newest staff member, Kathryn Schlesinger. Kathryn will work as the Student Conservation Association (SCA) Green Cities Fellow under PCRG’s GoBurgh Program. The SCA Green Cities Program was developed to engage with Pittsburgh groups in the areas of climate change and sustainability. GoBurgh convenes communities, organizations and business to work toward a [...]

10-27-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) has been working on-the-ground in the Borough of Sharpsburg for the past ten months. With the support of Community Coordinator Kevin Boyle, this small town along the Allegheny River is heightening its focus on long-term, community-focused revitalization goals. Several of these goals, supported by PCRG and Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) [...]

10-22-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Members, News

The trail dust has settled on the 2015 National Bike Challenge, and Team PCRG is celebrating its best year yet! We want to thank all of the PCRG bike team riders for diligently logging their miles. During this year’s five-month challenge period (May-September), the 29 participants collectively rode over 18,700 miles! This was enough to [...]

10-14-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, Events, Programs, Resources

If you’re interested in buying a fixer-upper and would like to learn more about a unique financing option, PCRG will hold an info session for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) on Tuesday, October 27  from 6-7PM at 1901 Centre Ave., Suite 200 (food will be provided). With only a 5% down payment* and no private mortgage insurance, CARL allows [...]

10-8-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents Member Highlight: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh PCRG Supports Kickoff of Regional Transportation Alliance African-Americans Still Underrepresented in Pittsburgh Mortgage Market  September 2015 PCRG Membership Meeting Report  CARL Closes Two Loans How the Subprime Mortgage Market Affected African-Americans in Pittsburgh  Events & Announcements Member Highlight: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh [...]

10-7-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Members, News

Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. Founding Date: 1986. Executive Director: Maggie Withrow. Current staff size and composition: Five full-time employees, three part-time employees, three AmeriCorps members,  and one PULSE fellow. What geographic area do you serve? All of Allegheny County except the north east corner of the county, east of I-76. What is your mission statement? Habitat [...]

10-7-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, News, Programs, Resources

We have been fine-tuning our pilot program, the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL), for the past year, and we are excited to announce that we closed our first two CARL loans! Our CARL borrowers, Lindsay and Kathrin, are eager to get started on the renovations. The CARL program allows borrowers to buy and rehab [...]

10-6-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG Events CARL Info Session Tuesday, October 27 6-7PM GoBurgh Meeting Thursday, November 5th 12-1 PM Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG) Friday, November 13 9-11 AM Announcements The Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors meets in the City Council Chambers on the second Friday of each month from 1-3 PM. The meeting is open to the [...]

10-2-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Mortgage Lending by Institution Type to African-American Borrowers in Allegheny County, 2005‐2013. PCRG’s Annual Mortgage Lending Study provides a current portrait of mortgage lending trends in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh. This year, PCRG compared data from 2005-2006 to the most recent available data to determine how lending has changed over time. This comparison [...]

10-2-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Each year, PCRG’s Mortgage Lending Study provides a picture of lending in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh. The study is prepared using data designed to determine whether financial institutions are meeting their community investment requirements under the Community Reinvestment Act. The findings from PCRG’s most recent study of the data from the City [...]