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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 [...]

03-10-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Banking, Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, News, Resources

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh Board of Directors voted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to expand the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) to an additional 32 census tracts, which means CARL will be available in 48 City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) offers the CARL Program as a part of [...]

11-5-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Advocacy, News

On October 22nd and 23rd, Councilman Ricky Burgess held two Wage Review Committee hearings to address the issue of low and/or stagnating wages at major health institutions in the city of Pittsburgh.  The Wage Review Committee is one component of Councilman Burgess and Councilman Dan Lavelle’s ‘A Liveable City For All’ agenda which aims to improve [...]

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) [...]

10-1-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Member services, Members, News, Policy, Resources, Social

The PCRG Membership meeting on September 24th was a combination of new beginnings and the continuation of the great work that has been going on in the organization. There was a great mix of newly-inducted community groups, as well as stalwart members who have had a long history as change agents in our neighborhoods. Having [...]

09-11-2015  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in About, Advocacy, Events, Members, Newsletter Archives, Programs, Resources

Table of Contents Member Highlight: ACTION-Housing 21st Annual Mortgage Lending Study Press Release PCRG Seeks Candidates for AmeriCorps VISTA Position PCRG Welcomes AmeriCorps VISTA Members to the Team PCRG Welcomes Majestic and Sarah CARL Info Session on September 23 Hilltop Bike Ride Tell Port Authority How You Want to Pay for Transit Events & Announcements [...]