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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 Brigid O'Hara  |  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. [...]

03-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  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 [...]

03-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Research

Figure 1: LMI Census Tracts Identified in Allegheny County Figure 2: LMI Census Tracts Identified across the Pittsburgh Region   In the City of Pittsburgh and across the Pittsburgh region, there is a growing affordability crisis for many individuals and families seeking services, housing, amenities, and sufficient and reliable transportation. According to the U.S. Department of Housing [...]

02-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

Over the last couple of years, the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative group, made up of institutions, nonprofits, City and County government officials, and the business community, has re-convened in order to collaborate, create, and develop the third iteration of the Climate Action Plan (PCAP 3.0) for the City of Pittsburgh. Overall, the goal of the climate [...]