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27 Jul

July 2018 Newsletter

Table of Contents Vacant House Renovated In Observatory Hill Through NCST First PCRG Developers Roundtable Recap City Council Approves Crosstown Blvd Park HUD Releases Evidence-Driven Publication on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing PCRG Travels to Washington, D.C. to Discuss Fintech and the CRA Hey Pittsburgh: Let’s Talk about Environmental Justice _
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27 Jul

PCRG Travels to Washington, D.C. to Discuss Fintech & the CRA

  PCRG’s Executive Director, Ernie Hogan, travelled to Washington this month as part of an NCRC board delegation. This group of met with Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome H. Powell and Federal Reserve Board Governor, Randal K. Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision. During this meeting, PCRG spoke of the importance of _
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27 Jul

HUD Releases Evidence-Driven Publication on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s quarterly newsletter Evidence Matters recently released an entire issue dedicated to regulatory barriers to affordable housing. In just over 20 pages, HUD researchers put forth a compelling argument that well-intentioned zoning law place the value of community aesthetics and preferences over livability for LMI renters _
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27 Jul

Hey Pittsburgh: Let’s Talk about Environmental Justice

  In southwestern Pennsylvania, long-time residents are familiar with outsider’s stigmas about how Pittsburgh continues to cling to its dirty, industrial legacy, with smokestacks ejecting clouds of billowing, toxic chemicals for miles and miles on the City’s riverfront and lingering smog tinting the air. For those of us not originally _
by Kathryn Schlesinger
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25 Jul

Vacant House Renovated In Observatory Hill Through NCST

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 _
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24 Jul

City Council Approves Crosstown Blvd Park

City Council has unanimously approved a plan that Mayor Bill Peduto says “will help heal one of Pittsburgh’s worst efforts at urban renewal, when decades ago city planners separated the Hill District from Downtown and cut the lifeblood from one of our most historic communities.” More than $26M has been _
by Adrie Fells
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