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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 _
23 Jul

First PCRG Developers Roundtable Recap

PCRG held its first Developers’ Roundtable on June 29th, 2018, with the purpose of understanding affordable housing developers’ concerns related to utilizing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). The Roundtable took place at PCRG and consisted of numerous developers from the Pittsburgh area, as well as a call-in from an _
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29 Jun

June 2018 Newsletter

Table of Contents PCRG Reacts to Possible Changes to the FHLB’s Affordable Housing Program Sessions at the 2018 Summit Praised by Attendees Affordable Housing, Zoning, and ADUs in Pittsburgh Neighborhoods PCRG Continues Fight Against Blight and Abandonment with New Guide PCRG Reacts to Possible Changes to the FHLB’s Affordable Housing _
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28 Jun

PCRG Continues Blight Fight with New Conservatorship Publication

PCRG’s new publication, The Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act: 10 Years of Productive Reuse, is now available to our member organizations and the greater public. This volume includes case studies on prominent Allegheny County conservatorships, a look inside Philadelphia’s use, and policy surrounding the law. Ten years after the Pennsylvania _
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28 Jun

PCRG Reacts to Possible Changes to the FHLB’s Affordable Housing Program

One of the Federal Home Loan Bank’s (FHLB) flagship programs – the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) – will soon be changing if new proposed rules are adopted. The AHP, as it currently stands, is a flexible pool of funds generated from 10% net earnings from each FHLBank. PCRG’s members are _