04-5-2019  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

Moneika, where are you from? I was born and raised right here in Pittsburgh. I currently live in the Hill District.   And what is your position at PCRG? I am the Communications & Event Coordinator. Currently, I am working to plan and promote PCRG’s Annual Community Development Summit.   Tell us a little bit [...]

04-5-2019  | 0 Comments  |  by Jala Johnson  |  Published in News

Allegheny Together: Creating Collaborative Business Development Opportunities through Community Outreach and Engagement   Established in the year 2007, Allegheny County Economic Development’s Allegheny Together Program is a five-year opportunity that provides technical assistance, strategic planning support, and community outreach assistance for Counties seeking to revitalize downtown-based communities. Ultimately, through this program, applicants utilize such tools [...]

04-5-2019  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News

After several continuous years of success, PCRG’s AmeriCorps VISTA program is still going strong.  Continuing in the 2019-2020 VISTA year, the Pennsylvania State Office has decided to offer AmeriCorps VISTA support to PCRG and affiliated organizations in the amount of 10 site placements.  Since 2017, PCRG’s AmeriCorps program has witnessed sustained growth and expansion, through [...]

04-5-2019  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Following the passage of the statewide legislation in 2012, the City of Pittsburgh, community organizations, community development corporations and land bank advocates worked to create the City of Pittsburgh’s Land Bank Ordinance, which was enacted in 2014. The legislation was intended to create a citywide land bank that would return blighted, tax delinquent property to [...]

04-5-2019  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News

Each spring, PCRG sends its staff down to Washington D.C. to attend the National Community Reinvest Coalition’s Just Economy Conference  - a four day event that brings together hundreds of community development stakeholders and practitioners to grapple with affordable housing, fair lending, and economic justice. PCRG staff, board members, and AmeriCorps VISTAs had the opportunity [...]