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October, 2016

10-24-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Resources

The Pittsburgh Blight Working Group hosted another successful Blight Bootcamp! Blight Bootcamp is a conference designed to engage and empower City of Pittsburgh residents to fight against blight in their communities. Last year’s inaugural event had overwhelmingly positive feedback. This year’s conference took place over two days, and intentionally incorporated the host neighborhood, Hazelwood, into [...]

10-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents October Land Bank Progress Report Member Highlight: Wilkinsburg CDC Business Openings in Sharpsburg! Questions Remain About Funding Source for Housing Opportunity Fund PCRG Staff, Members Attend 2016 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Coming Soon: Transportation Camp 2016 October Events and Announcements October Land Bank Progress Report Last modified on 2016-10-18 17:33:56 GMT. 0 [...]

10-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in Advocacy, Member services, News, Policy

This past May, Mayor Peduto’s Affordable Housing Task Force published their findings and recommendations for how we can best retain and create housing within reach of low- and middle-income Pittsburghers. Their very first suggestion was the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund, now known as the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF). The HOF would be [...]

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, Members, News, Partners

1. Organization: Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation 2. Founding Date: 2008 3. Executive Director: Tracey Evans Board President: Bernie Wetzel 4. Current Staff Size and Composition: Four full time staff members, one part time staff member 5. Geographic Area Served: The Borough of Wilkinsburg 6. Mission Statement: To promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through business & residential development; organizational & individual civic leadership; and ethnic [...]

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Policy, Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Pittsburgh Land Bank continues to be an important issue for PCRG and its member organizations as it moves ever closer to becoming fully operational. On October 12, 13, and 14, PCRG members participated in discussions concerning their priorities for the Land Bank and expectations for an inclusive community input process around the Policies and [...]

10-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

Many people have been thrown off after hearing that Pittsburgh’s upcoming Transportation Camp is being held in an “unconference” style. Most traditional conferences are composed of breakout sessions, panels, keynote speakers, and planned events throughout the day. So what is an “unconference”? In the “unconference” style, people attending will dictate what topics are discussed and [...]

10-12-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

We’re excited to share the news of several new businesses opening in Sharpsburg, including Dancing Gnome Brewery, Art in Motion Dance Studio, The Young in You Salon, and the Body Soul Wellness Center. Next time you venture into the small town along the Allegheny River, be sure to check them all out.   More information [...]

10-11-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Events, News, Policy, Programs

Every eighteen months, the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference takes place in different American city. On September 28-30, over 1,000 community development professionals gathered in Baltimore to attend this year’s conference. PCRG staff attended RVP 2016 to learn more about vacant properties and network with community development professionals from around the country. Sessions on land banks, code enforcement, [...]

10-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Applications are still being accepted for two AmeriCorps VISTA Member positions and one VISTA Leader position to serve under PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative. These positions are a great opportunity for individuals seeking to gain valuable full-time professional experience in community development while positively impacting neighborhoods through a year of service. In addition to a living allowance, VISTA [...]