07-22-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News

Earlier this month Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank received news that they have failed to meet the standards set forth the in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA). The CRA, which was enacted to address decades of banking negligence and redlining in low-income and minority communities, assesses banks primarily in three areas – lending, investment, [...]

07-18-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Programs

PCRG is excited to announce that the 2017 Community Development Summit will take place in Pittsburgh on May 24-25th, 2017. We encourage you to mark your calendars today to ensure that you will be able to participate in our 7th Annual Summit. Our 2016 Summit, “The Power of PLACE” was more impactful than any Summit [...]

07-18-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents Save the Date for the 2017 Community Development Summit Vacant Property Working Group Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary Bloomfield Uses New Mobile App to Track Property Conditions PCRG Welcomes New Staff Member: Alix Levy, Research Analyst Successful Homeownership Fair Hosted in Sharpsburg VPWG Fights Blight, Before and After July Events and Announcements Save the [...]

07-15-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in About, Banking, News, Policy, Research

PCRG is excited to announce the hiring of our newest staff member, Alix Levy. Alix will be working as our Research Analyst. We asked Alix some questions to introduce her to our newsletter readers. Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA Tell us a little about your background: I studied International Political Economy at GSPIA, the University [...]

07-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG’s Vacant Property Working Group recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the first VPWG meeting, which took place in July 1996. One of the main responsibilities of the Vacant Property Working Group is to help community groups navigate the Treasurer’s Sale and Pittsburgh Property Reserve process. Over the years, hundreds of properties have been placed [...]

07-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Advocacy, News, Policy, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

You read that right. 20 years ago this month, PCRG and its members began this journey toward a land bank and other tools to recycle Pittsburgh’s blighted, vacant, and abandoned properties. It’s actually why our Vacant Property Working Group – VPWG – was created. Since then, VPWG has successfully advocated for the critical policies, tools, [...]

07-1-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

  Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), in partnership with Bloomfield Development Corporation (BDC), has expanded its Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) into Bloomfield.  A comprehensive inventory of residential properties throughout the neighborhood began in early May. Property conditions of every residential property are being rated, giving BDC a baseline to measure the current housing conditions in [...]