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04-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

PCRG is currently hiring a Capacity VISTA for the 2017-2018 service year. The position begins on June 23, 2017 and ends on June 22, 2018. This project supports our membership organizations to leverage PCRG’s longstanding leadership role in advocating for equitable public policy, community access to resources, and strategic organizational partnerships to build neighborhood development [...]

04-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

Bipartisan Senate bill released Senator Fontana has dropped SB512, which has been referred to finance.  There are 14 cosponsors – 8 D, 6 R.  You can download the bill and cosponsor list by clicking here.   Keep it up! ​We’re winning people over. The support in the House and Senate is strong.  However, it’s important that we [...]

04-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in News

“Everything that we have fought for, everything that we have been able to establish is at risk of being eliminated. Not cut, not reduced, but in the budget that has been proposed to Congress it is under threat of being eliminated. We can’t let that happen. We have to have our voices heard, we have [...]

03-15-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents VISTA Spotlight: Introducing Ashley! Summit Awards Recognize Leaders in Pittsburgh Community Development First Conservatorship Cases Conclude in Pittsburgh Member Highlight: Allegheny Land Trust PCRG Members Discuss PLB Policies & Procedures CDBG Money Continues to Fund City Redevelopment Amid Federal Budget Changes Analysis of Recent HMDA Data Mapping LMI Communities Across the Pittsburgh Region [...]

03-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Since our founding, PCRG has held an annual awards luncheon to recognize the work of our financial partners. Over time, that modest luncheon has grown into a full two-day conference with nationally recognized keynote speakers, innovative session presenters, and attendees from across the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. However, the main event of our Summit [...]

03-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Members, News, Newsletter Archives

  1. Organization: Allegheny Land Trust 2. Founding Date: 1993 3. President & CEO: Chris Beichner 4. Current Staff Size: Full-time 9, Part-time 6 5. Geographic Area Served: Allegheny County, occasionally Washington County 6. Mission Statement: To serve as the lead land trust conserving and stewarding lands that support the scenic, recreational, and environmental well-being [...]

03-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

For the next few months, we will be introducing the PCRG community to our latest AmeriCorps VISTAs. Get to know our cohort as each member will be featured on our blog and in our newsletter!   Equity & Capacity VISTA: Ashley Pinamonti Pictured: Ashley counting votes for community priority areas at the third Allentown Equity [...]

03-11-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Research

Recent HMDA Data Shows Growth in Lending In Allegheny County, But Persistent Racial Lending Gaps Remain The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), which requires the majority of lending institutions in the United States to provide the federal government and the public with their yearly lending history, is now available. Because of the delay in the [...]

03-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The disposition of land in our neighborhoods should be an important issue to every Pittsburgh resident. Land is a finite resource, and the Pittsburgh Land Bank has the potential to unlock currently vacant land and be a tool to revitalize currently abandoned houses. However, it’s important for the public as individuals and as groups to [...]

03-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in Banking, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Resources

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, a longstanding program operated by HUD, continues to be a primary source of support for the City of Pittsburgh and its community organizations in 2017. This year’s capital budget, which can be viewed in its entirety here, receives 17% ($12.5 million) of its total funds from the CDBG program. [...]