14 Mar

Summit Awards Recognize Leaders in Pittsburgh Community Development

Since our founding, PCRG has held an annual awards luncheon to recognize the work of our financial partners. Over time, that modest luncheon has grown into a full two-day conference with nationally recognized keynote speakers, innovative session presenters, and attendees from across the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. However, the _
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13 Mar

Member Highlight: Allegheny Land Trust

  1. Organization: Allegheny Land Trust 2. Founding Date: 1993 3. President & CEO: Chris Beichner 4. Current Staff Size: Full-time 9, Part-time 6 5. Geographic Area Served: Allegheny County, occasionally Washington County 6. Mission Statement: To serve as the lead land trust conserving and stewarding lands that support the
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13 Mar

VISTA Spotlight: Introducing Ashley!

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!   Equity & Capacity VISTA: Ashley Pinamonti Pictured: Ashley counting votes for community priority areas _
11 Mar

Analysis of Recent HMDA Data

Recent HMDA Data Shows Growth in Lending In Allegheny County, But Persistent Racial Lending Gaps Remain The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), which requires the majority of lending institutions in the United States to provide the federal government and the public with their yearly lending history, is now available. Because _
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10 Mar

PCRG Members Discuss PLB Policies and Procedures

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 _
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10 Mar

CDBG Money Continues to Fund City Redevelopment Amid Federal Budget Changes

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 _