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04-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

“Everything that we have fought for, everything that we have been able to establish is at risk of being eliminated. Not cut, not reduced, but in the budget that has been proposed to Congress it is under threat of being eliminated. We can’t let that happen. We have to have our voices heard, we have [...]

11-21-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News

PCRG is excited to announce the hiring of a new team member in November. Caley Yakemowicz is our newest AmeriCorps VISTA Leader and will be overseeing and working with the other PCRG AmeriCorps VISTAs that are located around Pittsburgh at: Work Hard Pittsburgh, Economic Development South, Millvale Community Library, New Sun Rising, and here at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment [...]

10-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

Many people have been thrown off after hearing that Pittsburgh’s upcoming Transportation Camp is being held in an “unconference” style. Most traditional conferences are composed of breakout sessions, panels, keynote speakers, and planned events throughout the day. So what is an “unconference”? In the “unconference” style, people attending will dictate what topics are discussed 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 [...]

04-14-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in News, Partners, Policy

Today, Pittsburgh is more than on the mend. It is on a trajectory that most of us have not seen in our lifetimes. However, without groups like the Community Technical Assistance Center, that may never have come to pass. CTAC was established, like PCRG, at a time of roiling strife throughout many of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. [...]

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 Events, Member services, News

PCRG’s Sixth Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching.  Our conference is daily taking shape—registration has opened, our list of presenters is currently being finalized, and we are setting the routes for our mobile workshops.  This year, we will be asking questions about how to empower people with the skills, resources, and capacity to transform [...]

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 [...]