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low- to moderate-income

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 [...]

04-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Advocacy, GoBurgh, News, Policy, Resources

PCRG recently submitted the following testimony to Port Authority regarding its fare policy proposal. PCRG has put considerable effort into understanding the benefits and disadvantages of this policy, including the implications for our neighborhoods. We have several concerns regarding the upcoming move away from cash fares; in particular, what it means to those most reliant [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

03-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in Members, News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Image: James Knox / Tribune-Review. Sonya Tilghman in front of the Gladstone Middle School Building. Organization: Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. Founding Date: 1994 Executive Director or President or Board Chair: Sonya Tilghman Current staff size and composition: 1 full-time employee (Executive Director) 1 part-time employee (Operations & Engagement) and a partnership with PCRG through RCI for additional staff [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]