07-27-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in News

  PCRG’s Executive Director, Ernie Hogan, travelled to Washington this month as part of an NCRC board delegation. This group of met with Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome H. Powell and Federal Reserve Board Governor, Randal K. Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision. During this meeting, PCRG spoke of the importance of expanding assessment areas in the [...]

05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Dear reader, PCRG’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching, and I invite you to join us and our presenters to share, learn, and reflect on CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, this year’s theme.  We are excited to once again be joined by so many of you who come each year, now [...]

05-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Advocacy, Banking, Member services, Members, News, Programs

At PCRG’s annual Membership Meeting during the 2016 Community Development Summit, Pittsburgh’s community development leaders celebrated their shared successes through the membership organization, and discussed opportunities and challenges that a New Pittsburgh has created.  The group also announced new board members, and celebrated the doubling of its membership since 2010.  Today, PCRG has over 55 [...]

08-17-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in News, Programs, Research, Resources

For Immediate Release: Contacts: Ernie Hogan: Executive Director T: 412-391-6732, x204 E: ehogan@pcrg.org Rachel Rue: Research Analyst T: 412-391-6732, x202 E: rrue@pcrg.org Annual mortgage lending study highlights chronic, persistent, and growing disparities between minorities and low-income communities, rest of the region. PITTSBURGH, PA – Findings of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group’s (PCRG) 21st Annual Mortgage [...]

In preparation for the inaugural land bank board meeting on Monday, July 6 (from 1-3PM in City Council Chambers - 414 Grant Street #510, Pittsburgh, PA 15219), we felt it was important to remind everyone of the important work done by PCRG’s members and partners in the creation of a responsible and equitable Land Bank. You [...]

01-1-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Members, News, Partners, Policy, Programs

This was a year of success in the community development industry, and our progress is due to your efforts. We thank you—our members, partners, and friends—for your tireless work and commitment to moving our cause forward. I am especially proud to work alongside our growing PCRG family which is now at 52 member organizations. Let [...]

04-14-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Members, Laud Creation of Community Focused Pittsburgh City Land Bank After five years of hard work and collaborative efforts, Pittsburgh’s community development world celebrated the passage of City Council Bill 2014-0025 which will establish the creation of a land bank to be the newest tool for neighborhoods to finally address at [...]

02-28-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in News

For over four hours, you – our members, our friends, our neighbors – came out to tell City Council and Mayor Peduto just how important it was to gain control over our city’s persistent blight and abandonment problem, and how a city land bank – with the right protections and considerations – can help us [...]

02-5-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in News

PCRG is a long-time champion of the transformative role that land banks can play in dealing with our blighted and tax-delinquent properties.  After 5 years of hard work by many, we are excited to see land banking finally come to Pittsburgh, especially as the formation of a neighborhood-serving land bank, by the end of 2014 [...]

01-31-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in News

I cannot believe that January is almost over. This year, we came out of the gate with determination and a strong sense of purpose. We realize that we have a lot to accomplish in 2014, and we are eager to build upon 2013’s remarkable successes. The introduction of Pittsburgh’s Land Bank legislation on January 14th [...]