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January, 2016

01-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), in partnership with the Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization, will be holding its second community meeting to discuss efforts to fight blight and improve housing in Sharpsburg. The February 8 meeting will be held at Roots of Faith Ministry Center, located at 800 Main Street, and will begin at 6 PM. Dinner [...]

01-28-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs

Greetings! 2016 is in full swing and so is planning for our 6th Annual Summit. Building from last year’s theme, this year we focus on The Power of PLACE – going beyond place making, to place holding, establishing, and growing – changing course to emphasize what matter most: People. We will gather once again at [...]

01-21-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Advocacy, GoBurgh, News

If you spend any time near Downtown Pittsburgh’s Sixth and Smithfield corner, you’ve probably noticed the sidewalk extension installed earlier this year.  What that’s all about was revealed this week, as Envision Downtown transformed it from simple bus stop into a full-on, street-level transit station. We couldn’t be happier. Why?  For over 6,000 reasons, plus [...]

01-15-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in GoBurgh, News

Pittsburgh, PA – The 2015 Make My Trip Count survey results are out, and while driving alone may be the single-largest preferred mode, it’s not in the majority. Especially in Downtown, transit is a real contender for the mode choice throne. Biking and walking are also growing, and fast. Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group lauds the [...]

01-13-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Banking, Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, Events, Members, News, Programs, Resources

  Is homeownership one of your 2016 goals? The Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) could help make that possible. With only a 5% down payment* and  no private mortgage insurance, CARL allows you to affordably buy and rehab the home of your dreams with one loan. Don’t miss the CARL Info Session on Wednesday, January 27 from 6-7PM at [...]

01-12-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents The Power of Place: Sixth Annual Community Development Summit Bank Mergers & Acquisitions Offer Opportunities for Community Input PCRG Welcomes Two New Staff Members Frequently Asked Questions About the CARL Program Tackling Blight Together Gladstone Middle School Ready for Redevelopment January Events and Announcements The POWER of Place: Sixth Annual Community Development [...]

01-8-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Banking, Members, News, Partners, Research

Josh Silver, Senior Advisor at National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), recently wrote about “Public Benefits and Bank Mergers” in a Shelterforce blog post. Silver writes, “…a merger represents an important opportunity for community groups to weigh in regarding credit needs in communities and whether banks are meeting these needs.” PCRG writes comment letters on all bank mergers and acquisitions in [...]

01-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Place. It has the power to unlock or limit opportunity—economic, social, health, education. We cannot deny its centrality in life outcomes—for many, where one lives largely determines life trajectory. We also acknowledge the agency of people to define, make, and grow place. For without people, place loses meaning. How do we empower people with the [...]

01-6-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Blight Bootcamp Website is now live! In early November, over 150 individuals came together for a full day of learning and networking on ideas, challenges, and resources that exist in the space in the fight against blight – for Pittsburgh’s first Blight Bootcamp. While blight is a common obstacle in the path to revitalizing all [...]

01-5-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News, Partners, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

The community of Hazelwood is celebrating the unanimous decision of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors to approve the sale of the Gladstone Middle School building for redevelopment.  Sitting on six acres of land in the middle of the neighborhood, the historic building was vacant for over fourteen years as the school board struggled [...]