East Liberty News

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 […]

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

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 16, 2017 by Rebecca Sodergren A fruit cart provided three high school students with work experience and underserved neighborhoods with fresh fruit this summer — and the program may be continuing in other Pittsburgh neighborhoods on a more long-term basis. Timothy Lydon, a South Hills native who had lived in other U.S. cities […]

Sign-ups available for free lead-filtering water pitchers for Pittsburgh residents

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 24, 2017 Adam Smeltz Pittsburgh residents can sign up online or by phone for free lead filters to purify home tap water, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office announced Monday. Filters will be supplied “in the form of scientifically certified half-gallon pitchers,” although a supplier has not been finalized, the city said. The Safe […]

Mayor Peduto, HACP & Development Partners to Open Phase I Larimer/ East Liberty Housing

October 12, 2016 Article courtesy of Housing Authority of Pittsburgh The City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), co-developer McCormick Baron Salazar and their development partners are very pleased to announce the completion of Phase I housing at the ongoing Choice Neighborhoods Initiative redevelopment currently in progress in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods […]

Public Wifi for Larimer and East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 4, 2016 Public WiFi access will be extended to parts of the city’s Larimer and East Liberty neighborhoods, thanks to a $150,000 Google grant and a collaborative effort by the search engine giant, the Kingsley Association, and city of Pittsburgh. Included in the new service area will be Enright Court, East Liberty […]

URA grant proposals focus on Larimer, East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 15, 2016 By Mark Belko   Residents of Larimer and East Liberty could receive as much as $20,000 to fix up their homes under the federal Choice Neighborhoods program. The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is proposing the grants as part of a strategy for rebuilding the two neighborhoods with the help of […]