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Affordable Housing

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Policy, Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Pittsburgh Land Bank continues to be an important issue for PCRG and its member organizations as it moves ever closer to becoming fully operational. On October 12, 13, and 14, PCRG members participated in discussions concerning their priorities for the Land Bank and expectations for an inclusive community input process around the Policies and [...]

10-11-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, Events, News, Policy, Programs

Every eighteen months, the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference takes place in different American city. On September 28-30, over 1,000 community development professionals gathered in Baltimore to attend this year’s conference. PCRG staff attended RVP 2016 to learn more about vacant properties and network with community development professionals from around the country. Sessions on land banks, code enforcement, [...]

09-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News, Research

Changes are coming to PCRG’s Mortgage Lending Study to make it more user-friendly, and targeted at trends we’re seeing in the lending industry. To that end, we are splitting the study into smaller, thematic publications, the first being a peer cities analysis that compares our city’s low- and moderate-income lending practices to other economically and [...]

04-8-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Pittsburgh housing market has changed drastically over the past ten years. The city is losing its homeownership base. Reflective of a national trend, Pittsburgh has flipped from 54% homeowner / 46% renter to 48% homeowner / 52% renter. Yet Pittsburgh’s rental market is drastically uneven. Housing is defined as affordable when it does not [...]

Table of Contents Member Highlight: Hazelwood Initiative Pittsburgh Transit Frequent Service Asset Mapping CARL Program Expanded to More Neighborhoods Keynote Speakers Announced for the Summit Community Leader Spotlight on Olivia Baker March Banking Policy Update March Events and Announcements Member Highlight: Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. Last modified on 2016-03-14 17:48:38 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Image: James [...]

02-19-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in GoBurgh, News

Like many Rust Belt cities, Pittsburgh has been increasingly experiencing the negative effects that occur when development planning is disconnected from transportation planning. In dialogue with our members, community based organizations, and other activist groups, PCRG has taken steps towards increasing transit ridership and promoting interconnection between transit options. We have advocated for policies and [...]

02-5-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Banking, News, Policy, Research

This year, the City of Pittsburgh contracted with PCRG to help streamline the implementation of the City’s Responsible Banking Ordinance (RBO), passed in 2012. The Responsible Banking Ordinance brings the lessons of the federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to the local level. When Congress passed the CRA in the 1970s to combat redlining, its premise [...]

02-2-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents RCI Community Leader Spotlight: Jamie Cozza, Sharpsburg  Making Our Trips Count: Transit Survey Results Released 6,000+ Reasons Why the Smithfield Superstop Matters Important Dates for the 2016 Community Development Summit Don’t Forget – Submit Your Session for the 2016 Summit! PCRG Partners With City on Responsible Banking Ordinance Implementation February Events and [...]

01-29-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), in partnership with the Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization, will be holding its second community meeting to discuss efforts to fight blight and improve housing in Sharpsburg. The February 8 meeting will be held at Roots of Faith Ministry Center, located at 800 Main Street, and will begin at 6 PM. Dinner [...]

10-27-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) has been working on-the-ground in the Borough of Sharpsburg for the past ten months. With the support of Community Coordinator Kevin Boyle, this small town along the Allegheny River is heightening its focus on long-term, community-focused revitalization goals. Several of these goals, supported by PCRG and Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) [...]