PCRG’s Property Acquisition Program Closes on Six Houses

12 Jan

In 2016, a new program began making a significant impact on communities served by PCRG’s members. PCRG has been involved with land revitalization work in Pittsburgh for many years, both through direct, on-the-ground work in communities and through programs like the Vacant Property Working Group. As an extension of our work enabling our member organizations to access vacant and abandoned properties for redevelopment in their communities, PCRG was approved to serve as a community buyer through the National Community Stabilization Trust in May.

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Since May, PCRG has partnered with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and other member organizations to provide access to the NCST Property Acquisition Program. This partnership allows our members and affiliates committed to affordable housing redevelopment to access homes before they reach the open market, and at a significant discount.

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PCRG and our partners have closed on houses in areas spanning the Pittsburgh Region—from the East Hills, Northside neighborhoods, and McKees Rocks, to neighborhoods in the South Hills. Pictured below are before and after pictures of one of the houses NCRC has renovated for resale.

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Interested in learning more? An information session about the NCST Program will take place at PCRG’s offices at 1901 Centre Avenue, Suite 200 on January 20, 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Email Sarah Slater, Program Coordinator for Land Use, at sslater@pcrg.org to RSVP, or to stay informed about future information sessions.