06-29-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Table of Contents PCRG Reacts to Possible Changes to the FHLB’s Affordable Housing Program Sessions at the 2018 Summit Praised by Attendees Affordable Housing, Zoning, and ADUs in Pittsburgh Neighborhoods PCRG Continues Fight Against Blight and Abandonment with New Guide PCRG Reacts to Possible Changes to the FHLB’s Affordable Housing Program Last modified on 2018-07-16 [...]

06-28-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Members, News, Policy, Research, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

PCRG’s new publication, The Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act: 10 Years of Productive Reuse, is now available to our member organizations and the greater public. This volume includes case studies on prominent Allegheny County conservatorships, a look inside Philadelphia’s use, and policy surrounding the law. Ten years after the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Abandoned [...]

06-28-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News

One of the Federal Home Loan Bank’s (FHLB) flagship programs – the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) – will soon be changing if new proposed rules are adopted. The AHP, as it currently stands, is a flexible pool of funds generated from 10% net earnings from each FHLBank. PCRG’s members are likely familiar with the First [...]

06-27-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Members, News, Policy, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

As many of you know, Pittsburgh has an acute shortage of affordable housing.  The reasons for the shortage are complex, and include factors as varied as: the Federal Housing Administration’s mortgage lending requirements in mid-20th century America, which preferred single-family homes in homogeneous neighborhoods over mixed housing forms in heterogeneous neighborhoods; the decline in Pittsburgh’s [...]

06-14-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

The dust is starting to settle from our 2018 Summit. As always, our sessions are the heart of our Summit, and we couldn’t have a conference without our speakers. This year’s sixteen sessions were a blend of practical, how-to sessions; best-practice program reports; and reflections on the industry as a whole. Most of our speakers were [...]

06-1-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Table of Contents 2018 Summit Award Winners Key Bank Renews Committment 2018 Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Summit Gallery 2018 Summit Award Winners Last modified on 2018-06-01 16:03:14 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Since its inception, PCRG has hosted an annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor those members of the community working to make a positive [...]

06-1-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Each year’s Summit focuses on a different theme that guides the selection of keynotes, session presenters, and more. For 2018, our theme was: Honoring the Past, Planning for the Future: 30 Years of Community Development in Pittsburgh. This year, we provided space for reflection and rejuvenation while we gathered to celebrate the many accomplishments made over the [...]

06-1-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Key Bank recently announced an enhancement to their affordable lending commitment – the waiving of bank origination fees on Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) mortgage loans. In March 2016, Key Bank promised to spend $16.5 billion over 5 years on a “community benefits plan.” The plan would invest in low-income neighborhoods through [...]

06-1-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News

PCRG hosted its annual Membership Meeting during the 2018 Community Development Summit; serving nearly 700,000 people of southwestern Pennsylvania’s urban core, PCRG membership is comprised of over 55 member organizations consisting of community development corporations, community based organizations and various tier two service groups.  Kicking off the meeting, PCRG provided a brief overview of organizational [...]

06-1-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Since its inception, PCRG has hosted an annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor those members of the community working to make a positive impact on Pittsburgh’s urban core. Take a look below at this year’s awardees:   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD: TreeVitalize Pittsburgh PCRG’s Community Development Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods [...]