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8 Aug

Beltzhoover Vacant Dwellings Action Team Update

Pittsburgh’s Reimagining Communities Initiative has been working in the neighborhood of Beltzhoover since early 2015. Community Coordinator Shawna Russ has focused on reducing blight through a variety of programs that involve broad community participation.  The following update was written by the Beltzhoover Vacant Dwellings Action Team. Pictured below: signs recently _
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22 Jul

Fifth Third Bank Falls Short of Their CRA Obligations

Earlier this month Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank received news that they have failed to meet the standards set forth the in the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA). The CRA, which was enacted to address decades of banking negligence and redlining in low-income and minority communities, assesses banks primarily in _
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18 Jul

Save the Date for the 2017 Community Development Summit

PCRG is excited to announce that the 2017 Community Development Summit will take place in Pittsburgh on May 24-25th, 2017. We encourage you to mark your calendars today to ensure that you will be able to participate in our 7th Annual Summit. Our 2016 Summit, “The Power of PLACE” was _
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18 Jul

July 2016 Newsletter

Table of Contents Save the Date for the 2017 Community Development Summit Vacant Property Working Group Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary Bloomfield Uses New Mobile App to Track Property Conditions PCRG Welcomes New Staff Member: Alix Levy, Research Analyst Successful Homeownership Fair Hosted in Sharpsburg VPWG Fights Blight, Before and After July _
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15 Jul

PCRG Welcomes New Staff Member: Alix Levy, Research Analyst

PCRG is excited to announce the hiring of our newest staff member, Alix Levy. Alix will be working as our Research Analyst. We asked Alix some questions to introduce her to our newsletter readers. Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA Tell us a little about your background: I studied International Political _
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14 Jul

VPWG Fights Blight, Before and After

PCRG’s Vacant Property Working Group recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the first VPWG meeting, which took place in July 1996. One of the main responsibilities of the Vacant Property Working Group is to help community groups navigate the Treasurer’s Sale and Pittsburgh Property Reserve process. Over the years, hundreds _