08-8-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh’s Reimagining Communities Initiative has been working in the neighborhood of Beltzhoover since early 2015. Community Coordinator Shawna Russ has focused on reducing blight through a variety of programs that involve broad community participation.  The following update was written by the Beltzhoover Vacant Dwellings Action Team. Pictured below: signs recently installed around Beltzhoover by the [...]

05-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Our Vision for This Year’s Land Bank Summit Whether you have already adopted a land bank, are in the planning stages or are just learning and exploring the possibilities, we invite you to come, spend the day with peers to talk and learn about land banking in PA. Our hope for this year is to [...]

05-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Upcoming PCRG Meetings GoBurgh Thursday, June 5th (12-2PM)  Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG) Friday, June 13th (9-11AM) Announcements Hilltop Alliance is hiring a Business District Manager position for East Warrington Avenue in Allentown.  For more information, see Hilltop Alliance’s post on nonprofittalent.com: http://www.nonprofitalent.com/jobs/job/business-district-manager/ Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) seeks to hire a full-time Park Manager [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

In the August 2013 newsletter, we introduced Kiva Zip, an online platform that allows entrepreneurs to crowdfund 0% interest loans of up to $5,000.  Kiva Zip is a program of Kiva, an international non-profit organization.  Since we first covered Kiva Zip, a focused local initiative, Kiva City Pittsburgh, has been launched and over thirty Pittsburgh [...]

05-21-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Programs

<<Back to Newsletter Archives Table of Contents Member Highlight: Operation Better Block PCRG’s New 2014 Board of Directors PA Housing Alliance 2nd Annual Land Bank Summit Neighborhood Assistance Expansion Bill Introduced Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Bill Tabled Transit Tales Tells Stories Kiva Zip Offers 0% Interest Loans to Businesses PCRG’s Record Breaking Summit Thanks for [...]

04-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh’s community development world celebrated the passage of City Council Bill 2014-0025 in an 8-1 vote, establishing the creation of a land bank, and the Bill was signed into law on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Mayor Bill Peduto.  The current system can handle only 300 parcels at any given time. With current systems, it [...]

04-27-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Upcoming PCRG Meetings  Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG) Friday, May 9th (9-11AM) GoBurgh May’s GoBurgh Meeting is Cancelled Thursday, June 5th (12-2PM) Safe Neighborhoods Network (SNN) TBD Announcements Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation (PDCDC) will host its Hatch Kick-Off Celebration (click here for a flyer) at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre (located at 937 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on April [...]

04-25-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are at the core of the City’s internationally-acclaimed rebirth, and PCRG and its members have been leading the way for over two decades. Now, with generous matching support, on May 6th, you can show your support for PCRG during the Pittsburgh Day of Giving. Visit pittsburghgives.org and search for PCRG, any donation you make (up to [...]

04-25-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh Board of Education votes to sell Burgwin Elementary to Hazelwood Initiative School will become Propel charter By Jim Richter, Executive Director of Hazelwood Initiative For over five years Hazelwood Initiative and other community partners have worked to secure Burgwin School for reuse as a charter.  Our first attempt was in support of the Imagine [...]

04-25-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Programs  |  Published in News

We’re having a blast planning our “We’ve got something brewing!” mobile workshop.  Iris Whitworth, Executive Director of Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone (ARTEZ), took us on a dry run, and we can’t wait to go back on May 14th!  The mobile workshop covered the collaborative efforts among different communities for the riverfront revitalization, joint comprehensive [...]