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07-25-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, News, Partners, Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Like many neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Observatory Hill, also known as Perry North, has seen significant decline over the past few decades. In recent years, Observatory Hill Incorporated, a local community group, has started to take action to address issues of blight and vacancy in their community. PCRG member Northside Leadership Conference has been working closely [...]

03-28-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Partners

In 2018, PCRG is celebrating its 30th anniversary of working for economic justice and equitable resources to revitalize the Pittsburgh region. Our founders knew that communities had the tools within themselves to succeed, and working together was crucial to achieving our collective goals as a region. At this year’s Summit, our sessions are focusing on [...]

11-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, News, Partners, Programs

Justin has been at PCRG since September 18th, working as an Executive Ally through CORO Pittsburgh’s Public Allies program. Justin is currently developing both a capitalization plan as well as a communication plan for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL). He is working closely with both PCRG’s Executive Director as well as Walter Burlack, [...]

09-22-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Banking, News, Partners

On September 12th PCRG convened the third MBCC forum of 2017,  generously hosted by Citizens Bank at their downtown office. The MBCC, which included over 40 participants from Pittsburgh’s banking and community development communities, covered a wide range of topics, including  bank insights on pre-development and gap financing,  LERTA renewal, and the proposed federal Neighborhood [...]

03-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Partners, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Over the past few weeks, the first conservatorship cases within the City of Pittsburgh have been completed. In January 2017, more than forty-five cases were pending in the Pittsburgh court system. Filed by individuals and nonprofits from the West End to the North Side and the East End, cases addressed properties from vacant lots and [...]

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, Members, News, Partners

1. Organization: Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation 2. Founding Date: 2008 3. Executive Director: Tracey Evans Board President: Bernie Wetzel 4. Current Staff Size and Composition: Four full time staff members, one part time staff member 5. Geographic Area Served: The Borough of Wilkinsburg 6. Mission Statement: To promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through business & residential development; organizational & individual civic leadership; and ethnic [...]

04-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News, Partners, Policy

Today, Pittsburgh is more than on the mend. It is on a trajectory that most of us have not seen in our lifetimes. However, without groups like the Community Technical Assistance Center, that may never have come to pass. CTAC was established, like PCRG, at a time of roiling strife throughout many of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. [...]

01-8-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Banking, Members, News, Partners, Research

Josh Silver, Senior Advisor at National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), recently wrote about “Public Benefits and Bank Mergers” in a Shelterforce blog post. Silver writes, “…a merger represents an important opportunity for community groups to weigh in regarding credit needs in communities and whether banks are meeting these needs.” PCRG writes comment letters on all bank mergers and acquisitions in [...]

01-5-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News, Partners, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

The community of Hazelwood is celebrating the unanimous decision of the Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors to approve the sale of the Gladstone Middle School building for redevelopment.  Sitting on six acres of land in the middle of the neighborhood, the historic building was vacant for over fourteen years as the school board struggled [...]

09-7-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Partners

Don’t miss our final group ride for the 2015 National Bike Challenge! On Saturday, September 26, Tim Dolan of the Hilltop Alliance will lead us on a bike tour of the Hilltop communities. We will meet at the top of the Duquesne Incline at 9AM and traverse the undulating South Pittsburgh roads for approximately 12 miles. [...]