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WTAE Pittsburgh Reports on Homewood

  January 3, 2017 WTAE Pittsburgh Decades after suburban flight and racial divide rendered many of Homewood’s beautiful houses almost worthless, there are signs of hope. Everyday Cafe is the neighborhood’s first coffee shop, serving up good drinks and tasty pastries. Nearby, developers are about to break ground on new homes. The partnership that happens…

Homewood Community Meeting

Councilman Ricky Burgess invites you to an evening of dinner and discussion as the transformation is about to begin! Monday, December 19 6pm–7:30pm The KBK Hamilton–Kelly Project will soon be underway, and it will bring 59 new, mixed-income housing units to the heart of Homewood. Join us and be part of the positive change in…

Pittsburgh City Council advances plan for affordable housing

December 15, 2016 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Adam Smeltz A proposed trust fund for affordable housing won preliminary approval Wednesday from Pittsburgh City Council, which could take final action as early as Tuesday. Plans would give the city an annual target of $10 million to encourage affordable housing for low- to moderate-income Pittsburghers. That aid could…

Homewood Holiday Market

This December, don’t miss the Homewood Holiday Market! Located at the corner of Frankstown Ave. and Oakwood St. starting on Saturday, December 3.

City Council Continues Discussion on Affordable Housing Proposal

November 22, 2016 by Adam Smeltz Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh City Council forged ahead Monday with several high-profile measures, including plans to add several hundred more body-worn cameras for city police. Council members also supported a resolution on climate change, passed a streets policy and addressed an affordable housing proposal that will return for discussion next…

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…

All-In Pittsburgh

September 16, 2016 New Report Sets Equitable Development Agenda for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and community leaders gather for the release of “Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh” PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh is a city on the rise, yet too many residents remain cut off from opportunity by poverty, structural racism, and discrimination. Local…

Police, Zone 5 residents form ‘feedback loop’ at meeting in East Liberty

The Pittsburgh TribLive August 25, 2016 by Madasyn Czebiniak Ellen Harrison said she has faith that Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay is improving police-community relations. But she still wants to hold him accountable. “I think things are changing, but it’s going to be a slow process,” said Harrison, 64, of East Liberty. “I came here…

Rebuilding Together to Rehab 150 homes in County this Year

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 23, 2016 by Diana Nelson Jones For years, Adeline Fratangelo shivered in her sewing room because her windows weren’t insulated. Her Hazelwood home of almost 50 years also had an unstable kitchen floor, an outdated electrical box, broken front steps, foundation cracks and lacked safety features such as hand rails. When crews from…

URA Approves New Homewood Rental Housing

New Pittsburgh Courier July 22, 2016 by Christian Morrow Though moves to address the lagging development at the Hazelwood ALMANO brownfield were of primary concern during the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s July board meeting, it also authorized low-income housing and property development in the East End and the Hill District. Piggybacking on the construction…