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September, 2016

09-21-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents Pittsburgh Land Bank Policies and Procedures Draft Coming Soon PCRG’s 22nd Annual Mortgage Lending Study Looks Toward Peer Cities Staffing Update: PCRG Welcomes Brigid and Rosalie Member Highlight: Etna Economic Development Corporation Register Now for Blight Bootcamp 2016! RCI Hazelwood, Beltzhoover, Sharpsburg Host Events September Events and Announcements Pittsburgh Land Bank Policies [...]

09-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG has been an active participant in the drive to implement a land bank in Pittsburgh since the passage of the state legislation enabling the creation of land banks in Pennsylvania (HB 1682), and the passage of the Pittsburgh Land Bank Ordinance. Over the past few months, the Land Bank Board of Directors, consultants, and [...]

09-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

  1. Organization: Etna Economic Development Corporation 2. Founding Date: September 25, 1868 (Borough of Etna); 2003 (Etna Economic Development Corporation). 3. Council President: Peter Ramage 4. Current Staff Size and Composition: Led by a Board of Directors, local officials, businesses and residents of the community - 9 Counsel Members, a Borough Manager, Police Chief, a Public Works Director, as well [...]

09-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Since January 2015, PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative has worked with residents and community organizations in Hazelwood on a variety of projects. This September, several of those long-running projects have been completed. Gladstone School Project On September 13th, the Hazelwood Initiative and Center of Life convened members of the community for an update on the status [...]

09-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Blight Bootcamp 2016 features two days of events focused on providing community volunteers, activists, and leaders with the inspiration and tools necessary to increase the impact of their blight elimination efforts. Hosted by the Pittsburgh Blight Working Group, Blight Bootcamp is a collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh Office of the Mayor, the Design Center, [...]

09-15-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG is excited to announce the hiring of two new team members in September. Rosalie Evans is our newest AmeriCorps VISTA and will be working in the Reimagining Communities Initiative. Brigid O’Hara is a PULSE Fellow who will be PCRG’s Member Engagement and Communications Coordinator. We asked Rosalie and Brigid some questions to introduce them [...]

09-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News, Research

Changes are coming to PCRG’s Mortgage Lending Study to make it more user-friendly, and targeted at trends we’re seeing in the lending industry. To that end, we are splitting the study into smaller, thematic publications, the first being a peer cities analysis that compares our city’s low- and moderate-income lending practices to other economically and [...]