Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), in partnership with the Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization, will be holding its second community meeting to discuss efforts to fight blight and improve housing in Sharpsburg. The February 8 meeting will be held at Roots of Faith Ministry Center, located at 800 Main Street, and will begin at 6 PM. Dinner is also being provided.
Residents will have the opportunity to discuss the existing conditions in their community and help identify next steps to continue its revitalization. “The first community meeting provided residents with a lot of interesting data on housing conditions and the perceived quality of life in Sharpsburg,” said Sharpsburg councilwoman and resident Brittany Reno. “This data will help to guide our process and allow us to make informed decisions, determine actionable, resident-driven priorities, and engage the broader community as we work together to realize Sharpsburg’s full potential.”
PCRG is excited to be continuing work in Sharpsburg through its Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI), which leverages the organization’s strengths to build neighborhood development capacity driven by meaningful community inclusion. In the past year, PCRG has played an increasingly significant role in mobilizing residents and stakeholders in Sharpsburg while facilitating the collection of important community data. RCI in Sharpsburg is supported through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program.
If you’d like to participate or RSVP for the event, please contact Sharpsburg Community Coordinator Kevin Boyle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 724.454.9850
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) is a coalition of leaders working for economic justice and equitable resources to revitalize the Pittsburgh region. PCRG utilizes its strengths of research and analysis, education and programming, engagement, and advocacy and policy formulation to focus its efforts on ensuring equitable access to land, capital, and mobility choices to improve the health and wealth of communities throughout Allegheny County – in short PCRG assists its members in creating, finding, and securing the necessary resources to improve their communities.
Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO) was founded in 2014 as an association of residents and community stakeholders that facilitates civic initiatives and engages volunteers to plan and complete projects that will further the sense of place, pride, and community in Sharpsburg.