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03-21-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in GoBurgh, News, Policy

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality bus-based system that delivers a higher quality, more attractive transit experience than typical bus operations. It does this via busways or dedicated lanes with train-like stations, off-board fare collection, high service frequency, and easily-recognized routing. Because it contains features similar to a light rail or metro system, BRT is [...]

03-2-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Table of Contents When ICE Comes to the Door A New Hope: Federal Opportunity Zones in Pennsylvania City of Pittsburgh Frees Itself from Distressed Status after Fourteen Years under Act 47 The Community Growth Fund & Ways to Work When ICE Comes to Your Door Last modified on 2018-03-19 16:53:00 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Under [...]

03-2-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Justin Belton  |  Published in News

The Community Growth Fund, a sister organization of PCRG, offers two affordable financing tools: First, the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan or, CARL, is a program that provides individuals and families an affordable and simplified loan tool to purchase, renovate, and reside by reclaiming and making new dilapidated housing stock in Pittsburgh’s Low to Moderate [...]

02-27-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in News

February 12, 2018 marked an exciting day for City of Pittsburgh staff, as Governor Wolf announced that Pittsburgh is no longer considered to be a distressed community under Act 47. During his yearly budget address in November 2017, Mayor Peduto announced his intention of requesting the PA Department of Community & Economic Development to remove [...]

02-27-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News

The full impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, also known as the federal tax bill from this past December, is beginning to make itself known in the community development sector. One new program that got very little attention in the national debate that raged throughout the early November and December was [...]

02-26-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Under the current administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests increased by 30 percent in the 2017 fiscal year. On January 25, 2017, the president signed an executive order widening ICE’s focus to most immigrants in the United States, regardless of criminal activity or lack thereof. While Pittsburgh is not known as a hotbed of ICE activity, it is [...]

02-1-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents MLK Day of Service No Reason in Racism PCRG is Hiring! Honoring the Past, Planning for the Future MLK Day of Service Last modified on 2018-01-31 15:24:40 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Recruiting and managing volunteers, researching and implementing best practices, and forming critical community relationships, AmeriCorps VISTAs with PCRG and three nonprofit [...]

01-31-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News, Programs

2018 is in full swing, and so is planning for the Annual Community Development Summit. Over the last few years, we have explored like Building Complete Communities, Reaching Across Boundaries, and The Power of Place, putting the focus on projects that can be implemented to improve our neighborhoods. This year, we’re taking a different approach: we’ll be celebrating [...]

01-31-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News

Each year, AmeriCorps VISTA offers over 8,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to address the root causes of poverty through a year of service. For over 50 years, VISTA members have been performing indirect service by developing new programs, raising funds, recruiting volunteers, managing projects, building capacity, and assisting families in breaking [...]

01-31-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News

‘Reason as Racism,’ an op-ed run by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been ably critiqued at the local and national levels. However, PCRG and its members should take special notice of this kind of thinking, still alive and well in Western Pennsylvania, which puts the pain of being called racist before the pain of being subjected to it. [...]