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January, 2017

01-18-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Table of Contents Passage of Housing Opportunity Fund Legislation Introducing Our VISTA Program! CARL Monthly Information Sessions PCRG’s Property Aquisition Program Closes on Six Houses PCRG Summit: Call for Proposals Pittsburgh Land Bank Prepares to Release Policies and Procedures January Events and Announcements Passage of Housing Opportunity Fund Legislation Last modified on 2017-01-18 17:22:16 GMT. [...]

01-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Policy

The policy agenda pursued by PCRG is shaped by the needs of our membership. For 2017, one of the major initiatives of PCRG’s policy department relates to the establishment and implementation of the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB).   At the PLB Board of Directors meeting on January 13, 2017, the discussion centered around the release of [...]

01-12-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

In 2016, a new program began making a significant impact on communities served by PCRG’s members. PCRG has been involved with land revitalization work in Pittsburgh for many years, both through direct, on-the-ground work in communities and through programs like the Vacant Property Working Group. As an extension of our work enabling our member organizations [...]

01-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to make an impact on the fight against poverty in the United States. In 1993, VISTA was brought into the AmeriCorps network of national service programs creating AmeriCorps VISTA. PCRG and its four subsidiary sites (Economic Development South, Millvale Community [...]

01-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

    PCRG’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit will take place this May 24-25, 2017 in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our call for presenters is now open, and we invite you to submit a session highlighting the work you’ve done over the past year. In 2016, we received rave reviews of our keynote speakers, Charles Montgomery, author of Happy [...]

01-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in Banking, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Research

  In late December, Pittsburgh’s City Council passed legislation creating the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF), a special fund overseen by a governing board that will create and preserve affordable housing in the city. However, one major component was missing from the legislation – how it will be funded. The Affordable Housing Task Force, first convened [...]

  If you’re interested in buying a fixer-upper and would like to learn more about a unique financing option, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) will hold an info session for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) on Wednesday, February 8th from 6 – 7 PM at PCRG (1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). These information sessions will [...]