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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, Member services, News, Policy

Each year, PCRG prides itself on bringing in dynamic speakers from across the country to present some of the newest and most challenging ideas to regional community development. At this year’s Summit, our keynote speakers will address issues that can be difficult to face but have important implications for our collective work. In addition to [...]

07-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, News, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

In recent months, affordable housing policy has been in both the national and local news. PCRG members and partners advocate for legislation and programs to support affordable housing, but they are also actively involved in affordable housing production. PCRG supports our members’ involvement both through research and advocacy, as well as through programs. These programs include [...]

02-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, 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! l Outreach VISTA: Rosalie Evans   i Placement Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group l Tell us a little about yourself I [...]

10-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in Advocacy, Member services, News, Policy

This past May, Mayor Peduto’s Affordable Housing Task Force published their findings and recommendations for how we can best retain and create housing within reach of low- and middle-income Pittsburghers. Their very first suggestion was the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund, now known as the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF). The HOF would be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

04-6-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, Members, News

1. Organization: Operation Better Block, Inc. 2. Founding Date: 1971. 3. Executive Director: Jerome Jackson. 4. Current staff size and composition: 6 full-time staff members, 1 part-time staff member, 1 intern. 5. Geographic Area Served: Homewood! 6. Mission Statement: This mission of Operation Better Block, Inc. is to strategize, organize, and mobilize, block by block, to benefit [...]

03-10-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Member services, News

PCRG’s Sixth Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching.  Our conference is daily taking shape—registration has opened, our list of presenters is currently being finalized, and we are setting the routes for our mobile workshops.  This year, we will be asking questions about how to empower people with the skills, resources, and capacity to transform [...]

10-1-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, Members, News, Policy, Resources, Social

The PCRG Membership meeting on September 24th was a combination of new beginnings and the continuation of the great work that has been going on in the organization. There was a great mix of newly-inducted community groups, as well as stalwart members who have had a long history as change agents in our neighborhoods. Having [...]