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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 [...]

03-10-2017  | 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. [...]

02-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Banking, Members, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

On February 6, PCRG held the first quarter Community Banker Collaborative Council (CBCC) meeting of 2017. This meeting was a great opportunity to have Walter Burlack, PCRG’s Community Growth Fund Executive Director, give a presentation to inform our bank partners and community group members about the Community Growth Fund (CGF) products currently being offered and [...]

01-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in Banking, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Research

  In late December, Pittsburgh’s City Council passed legislation creating the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF), a special fund overseen by a governing board that will create and preserve affordable housing in the city. However, one major component was missing from the legislation – how it will be funded. The Affordable Housing Task Force, first convened [...]

07-15-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in About, Banking, News, Policy, Research

PCRG is excited to announce the hiring of our newest staff member, Alix Levy. Alix will be working as our Research Analyst. We asked Alix some questions to introduce her to our newsletter readers. Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA Tell us a little about your background: I studied International Political Economy at GSPIA, the University [...]

07-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

2016 Award Recipients Lauren Connelly, 2016 Neighborhood Leader Award New Voices Pittsburgh, 2016 Community Development Award Bridgeway Capital, 2016 Community Development Award PNC Bank, Community Banking Award Dollar Bank, Community Banking Award Allegheny Valley Bank, Community Banking Award Joseph Foster, Community Reinvestment Act Award Christ Oravetz, Community Reinvestment Act Award Don Reed, Founders Award

05-20-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in About, Banking, News, Policy, Programs, Resources

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the following housing, community development, neighborhood, and civil rights groups commended the $16.1 billion Community Development Plan announced by Huntington Bancshares. The plan was developed in an agreement between Huntington Bancshares and members and allies of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) such as the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. Pittsburgh and [...]

05-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Advocacy, Banking, Member services, Members, News, Programs

At PCRG’s annual Membership Meeting during the 2016 Community Development Summit, Pittsburgh’s community development leaders celebrated their shared successes through the membership organization, and discussed opportunities and challenges that a New Pittsburgh has created.  The group also announced new board members, and celebrated the doubling of its membership since 2010.  Today, PCRG has over 55 [...]

03-10-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Banking, Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, News, Resources

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh Board of Directors voted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to expand the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) to an additional 32 census tracts, which means CARL will be available in 48 City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) offers the CARL Program as a part of [...]

Table of Contents Member Highlight: Hazelwood Initiative Pittsburgh Transit Frequent Service Asset Mapping CARL Program Expanded to More Neighborhoods Keynote Speakers Announced for the Summit Community Leader Spotlight on Olivia Baker March Banking Policy Update March Events and Announcements Member Highlight: Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. Last modified on 2016-03-14 17:48:38 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Image: James [...]