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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 […]

150 new homes could be ‘Cornerstone’ of Larimer’s rebirth

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteOctober 10, 2019by Rich Lord and Ashley Murray A neighborhood that used to be more than half vacant celebrated the ribbon cutting on Thursday for 150 brand new apartments and townhouses, part of a development that will ultimately include more than double that number of units in the city’s latest public-private community-building effort. About 100 […]

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Burgess, Lavelle propose measure to boost equity in city budgets and affordable housing

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMay 14, 2019by Ashley Murray Pittsburgh City Council members Ricky Burgess and Daniel Lavelle on Tuesday introduced a package of legislation aimed at addressing racial and housing inequities, including hiring a full-time policy analyst to work in conjunction with the mayor’s office. Mr. Burgess, who represents the city’s 9th District, which encompasses East Liberty, Homewood, […]