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Village Collaborative of East Liberty

City, faith-based leaders unveil new community group in East Liberty

WPXI August 24, 2018 PITTSBURGH – The Help Initiative, as well as local city and faith-based leaders, unveiled a new community group planned for the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh. It’s called the Village Collaborative of East Liberty.   Watch the WPXI video at: https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/city-faith-based-leaders-unveil-new-community-group-in-east-liberty-1/819675052

East End pastors join advocates in promoting affordable housing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 24, 2018 by Diana Nelson Jones East End pastors announced Friday they will collaborate to push for affordable housing, with a particular focus on bringing displaced people back to East Liberty. Their Village Collaborative joins the two-year-old resident-driven HELP Initiative — a loose acronym for Homewood, East Liberty, Larimer and…

URA prepares to put affordable housing fund money to work

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 11, 2018 by Mark Belko The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board moved Thursday to implement a fund designed to develop and preserve affordable housing in the city. Board members voted unanimously to enter into a cooperation agreement with the city to implement and administer what is being called the Housing Opportunity…

NACA Home Buyers and Realtors workshop seeks to impact Black communities

  The New Pittsburgh Courier December 22, 2017 by Diane I. Daniels   With the belief that we must rebuild our communities, Pittsburgh Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess earlier this month provided what he considers a tool to initiate the process. “Just because our communities may be poor doesn’t mean we need to live poorly. We need…

Teens Earn And Learn While Educating Their Neighbors About Lead Exposure

99.5 WESA August 17, 2017 by Kara Holsopple / Allegheny Front It’s a hot, sunny day in August, and high school students Mckayla Dixon, Anesa Reed, and Keith Jamison are working their summer jobs. The three teenagers are pounding the pavement, walking up and down hills, with clipboards in hand, hoping to talk with residents…

Emergency day care in Larimer provides support for hundreds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 14, 2017 by Arturo Pineda Who do you trust to watch your children when there’s a crisis? Is it a family member, a close friend or a trusted baby sitter? What if you have no one? You turn to Jeremiah’s Place. Now in its fourth year, Jeremiah’s Place is a free, 24/7 emergency…

New Community Engagement Center shows Pitt’s commitment to community

Pittsburgh Courier August 11, 2017 by Diane L. Daniels Last month the University of Pittsburgh announced that Daren Ellerbee had been appointed as the Homewood Community Engagement Center director. The first of five CECs is projected to be established and operating in Homewood and servicing surrounding neighborhoods by spring 2018. “I’m excited about working in…