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03-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Partners, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Over the past few weeks, the first conservatorship cases within the City of Pittsburgh have been completed. In January 2017, more than forty-five cases were pending in the Pittsburgh court system. Filed by individuals and nonprofits from the West End to the North Side and the East End, cases addressed properties from vacant lots and [...]

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 [...]

01-1-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Members, News, Partners, Policy, Programs

This was a year of success in the community development industry, and our progress is due to your efforts. We thank you—our members, partners, and friends—for your tireless work and commitment to moving our cause forward. I am especially proud to work alongside our growing PCRG family which is now at 52 member organizations. Let [...]

12-22-2014  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs

PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) has much to be thankful for this holiday season! Due to the generous support of UPMC HealthPlan, S&T Bank, Northwest Savings Bank, First National Bank, and First Niagara Bank, the program has secured $410,000 for 2015. The contributions were made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) [...]