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10-24-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Resources

The Pittsburgh Blight Working Group hosted another successful Blight Bootcamp! Blight Bootcamp is a conference designed to engage and empower City of Pittsburgh residents to fight against blight in their communities. Last year’s inaugural event had overwhelmingly positive feedback. This year’s conference took place over two days, and intentionally incorporated the host neighborhood, Hazelwood, into [...]

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, [...]

04-6-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, Members, News

1. Organization: Operation Better Block, Inc. 2. Founding Date: 1971. 3. Executive Director: Jerome Jackson. 4. Current staff size and composition: 6 full-time staff members, 1 part-time staff member, 1 intern. 5. Geographic Area Served: Homewood! 6. Mission Statement: This mission of Operation Better Block, Inc. is to strategize, organize, and mobilize, block by block, to benefit [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

01-12-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents The Power of Place: Sixth Annual Community Development Summit Bank Mergers & Acquisitions Offer Opportunities for Community Input PCRG Welcomes Two New Staff Members Frequently Asked Questions About the CARL Program Tackling Blight Together Gladstone Middle School Ready for Redevelopment January Events and Announcements The POWER of Place: Sixth Annual Community Development [...]

01-6-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

The Blight Bootcamp Website is now live! In early November, over 150 individuals came together for a full day of learning and networking on ideas, challenges, and resources that exist in the space in the fight against blight – for Pittsburgh’s first Blight Bootcamp. While blight is a common obstacle in the path to revitalizing all [...]

11-5-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events

PCRG Events Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG) Friday, November 13th 8:30-10 AM CARL Info Session Monday, November 30th 6-7 PM GoBurgh Thursday, December 3rd 12-2 PM PCRG Holiday Party Thursday, December 17th 5-8 PM Announcements Blight Boot Camp, presented by the Pittsburgh Blight Working Group, is a daylong workshop to learn about resources and best [...]