City Council declares ‘Black Pittsburgh Matters,’ establishes LGBTQIA commission

by Ashley MurrayPittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh City Council is clear: “Black Pittsburgh Matters.” Council voted 8-0 Tuesday for a resolution that promises investment in the city’s Black communities that suffer from “concentrated intergenerational poverty.” The legislation that outlines five “strategic investment principles” for putting money back into Pittsburgh’s Black communities was introduced by Councilmen Ricky Burgess and Daniel […]

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Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan Adopted by Planning Commission housing

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission last week unanimously adopted the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan.  The development of the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan was a collaborative effort of the Homewood Community Development Collaborative and the Department of City Planning, along with residents and stakeholders. The plan outlines ways to achieve the […]

Pittsburgh finds a new use for tax credits: affordable housing

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, seated on steps, with URA staff members and community leaders at a renovated home on North Fairmont Street in Garfield. Photo courtesy of the City of Pittsburgh. by Justin VellucciNext Pittsburgh For years the City of Pittsburgh has taken advantage of the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program to spur commercial development in […]

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Homewood Pedestrian Improvement Project Debuts

February 3, 2020Press Release Mayor William Peduto joined URA Executive Director Greg Flisram, Deputy Executive Director Diamonte Walker, staff from Representative Ed Gainey’s office and Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess’s office, key stakeholders, and members of the community for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the Homewood Pedestrian Improvement Project. Through this project, $1,089,359 […]

Mac Miller Fund Donates $100,000 Grant To YMCA Music Programs

December 12, 2019NHNNby Kevin Goddard Pittsburgh City Council today unanimously approved, tentatively, a trio of bills meant to spur progress toward racial equity. The Mac Miller Fund has awarded $100,000 to music programs for teenagers and young adults in Pittsburgh. The Mac Miller Fund is gifting $100,000 to music programs for teens at the Homewood-Brushton […]

City council votes to declare racism a health crisis

December 11, 2019Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh City Council today unanimously approved, tentatively, a trio of bills meant to spur progress toward racial equity. The bills declare racism to be a public health crisis in the city; create an All-In Cities Leadership Forum to forge policy solutions; and authorize the All-In Cities Investment Fund, which would work […]

Racism as a public health crisis focus of city council meetings

December 5, 2019Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh city council witnessed a cascade of information and emotion Thursday afternoon, as experts, activists and officials laid out the case for declaring racism to be a public health crisis and urged a comprehensive and citywide fight to address it. A three-hour special afternoon meeting in a full council chamber was […]

Passport to Homewood

Passport to Homewood

The Homewood-Brushton Business Association (HBBA) just launched the Passport to Homewood.  It is a deal and discount book with 19 Homewood based businesses participating!!!  All coupons are good from now through January 31, 2020.  Passports are only $5 to purchase!  You can get them at D&C Sandwich Express or Galaxy in Homewood.

Bringing business back to a blighted neighborhood

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteNovember 4, 2019by Joyce Gannon After a Sunday morning shooting in 2013 left two people dead at an after-hours club in Homewood, the building was shuttered and its windows boarded up. Two years later, Bible Center Church — a congregation with a mission to bring change to the neighborhood through social innovation — bought the vacant […]