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11-27-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Policy, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Two weeks ago, on Tuesday, November 14, the House Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing entitled A Progress Report on PA Land Banks at the Five-Year Mark. Witnesses testified to the accomplishments of land banks across the state. The hearing provided an opportunity for reflection; while much has been accomplished, land banking in Pittsburgh is still more theoretical [...]

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 [...]

03-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  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 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 [...]

02-23-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Policy, Resources

  As the Trump Administration works to implement its policy agenda, tax reform remains a leading priority.  The President is expected to release an outline for tax reform in the near future, and many in Washington are closely watching to see if the Administration and Congress will reach consensus on the broad contours of a [...]

11-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

  With twenty-seven best practices, a case study, and a decision-making flowchart, this publication is an essential and practical read for anyone involved with a community-based organization interested to see how their work compares to others in the field and learn something new. Written as part of a suite of research produced by PCRG’s AmeriCorps [...]

11-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

  With thirty-eight best practices, three case studies, and two fundraising tools, this publication is an essential and practical read for anyone involved with a community-based organization interested to see how their work compares to others in the field and learn something new. Written as part of a suite of research produced by PCRG’s AmeriCorps [...]

11-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

  With nineteen best practices, two case studies, and two leadership development tools, this publication is an essential and practical read for anyone involved with a community-based organization interested to see how their work compares to others in the field and learn something new. Written as part of a suite of research produced by PCRG’s [...]

10-24-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Resources

The Pittsburgh Blight Working Group hosted another successful Blight Bootcamp! Blight Bootcamp is a conference designed to engage and empower City of Pittsburgh residents to fight against blight in their communities. Last year’s inaugural event had overwhelmingly positive feedback. This year’s conference took place over two days, and intentionally incorporated the host neighborhood, Hazelwood, into [...]