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21 Mar

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Why It Matters

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality bus-based system that delivers a higher quality, more attractive transit experience than typical bus operations. It does this via busways or dedicated lanes with train-like stations, off-board fare collection, high service frequency, and easily-recognized routing. Because it contains features similar to a light rail _
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2 Mar

February 2018 Newsletter

Table of Contents When ICE Comes to the Door A New Hope: Federal Opportunity Zones in Pennsylvania City of Pittsburgh Frees Itself from Distressed Status after Fourteen Years under Act 47 The Community Growth Fund & Ways to Work When ICE Comes to Your Door Last modified on 2018-03-19 16:53:00 _
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2 Mar

The Community Growth Fund & Ways to Work

The Community Growth Fund, a sister organization of PCRG, offers two affordable financing tools: First, the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan or, CARL, is a program that provides individuals and families an affordable and simplified loan tool to purchase, renovate, and reside by reclaiming and making new dilapidated housing stock _
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27 Feb

City of Pittsburgh Frees itself from Distressed Status after Fourteen Years under Act 47

February 12, 2018 marked an exciting day for City of Pittsburgh staff, as Governor Wolf announced that Pittsburgh is no longer considered to be a distressed community under Act 47. During his yearly budget address in November 2017, Mayor Peduto announced his intention of requesting the PA Department of Community _
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27 Feb

A New Hope: Federal Opportunity Zones in Pennsylvania

The full impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, also known as the federal tax bill from this past December, is beginning to make itself known in the community development sector. One new program that got very little attention in the national debate that raged throughout the _
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26 Feb

When ICE Comes to Your Door

Under the current administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests increased by 30 percent in the 2017 fiscal year. On January 25, 2017, the president signed an executive order widening ICE’s focus to most immigrants in the United States, regardless of criminal activity or lack thereof. While Pittsburgh is not known as a hotbed _
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