Homewood News

Everyday Café opening in Homewood, filling a void

November 11, 2016 by Maya Henry Next Pittsburgh Seven years. That’s how long the idea has been percolating to open a cafe in an old post office in Homewood. On Friday, November 18, Everyday Cafe will finally open at 532 N. Homewood Ave. thanks to a partnership between  Operation Better Block and the Bible Center Church located…

Hope in Homewood: A new cafe and caterer point in right direction

November 7, 2016 by Diana Nelson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Whenever I plan to meet someone in Homewood, the conversation goes something like this: “Want to get coffee somewhere?” “Sure. Where should we meet?” “How about in East Liberty?” Soon, my contacts and I will have two places to meet — for coffee, pastries, even vegan…

Construction Jobs Recruitment Event in Homewood

Join MA’AT Construction Company and Mistick Construction on an informational meeting/recruitment session for construction jobs with the Susquehanna Homes Project in Homewood. Tuesday, September 20 7120 Kelly St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 10 am – 1pm 5:00 – 8:00 pm You are asked to bring the following documents for proof of Section 3 Eligibility: • Proof…

40 Affordable Units Coming to Homewood

The New Pittsburgh Courier August 10, 2016 by Christian Morrow   Reverend Samuel Ware is not entirely without experience in addressing the city’s housing needs. His Building United of Southwestern Pennsylvania has built, and sold, 13 single-family houses in the Homewood over the last six years. But by next spring Rev. Ware will be doing something…

Summer Mural Project Addresses Gun Violence in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh City Paper August 10, 2016 by Rebeca Addison   Ten years ago, as a teenager with a child of his own, Paris Wellons thought getting paid to participate in a summer program painting murals around the city was a pretty good deal. “I’ve always wanted to be an artist,” says Wellons, 26. “I…

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…

First Homewood Small Business Expo

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 5, 2016 by Joyce Gannon For decades, Homewood has labored under its image as a blighted, crime-infested corner of the city that certainly doesn’t inspire entrepreneurship. But community leaders are trying to recast the East End neighborhood’s reputation, and a small business expo scheduled for Saturday is meant to jumpstart that initiative….

$50 million Investment to Homewood Residential Development

Trib Live June 26, 2016 by Bob Bauder This will be the biggest investment in Homewood in 70 years” – Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess Nearly $50 million in residential development is expected to kick off in coming months in one of Pittsburgh’s poorest neighborhoods, city and neighborhood officials said. The Urban Redevelopment Authority, Housing…

Homewood Leaders Working Together to Help the Community

February 17, 2016 Community-based organizations have been operating in Homewood for years, albeit working independently, toward addressing specific community problems. Over the last year many of these organizations have worked toward coming together to create a comprehensive development process that holistically addresses Homewood’s needs. These organizations include: • Bible Center Church • Building United of…

A New Script For Homewood

Homewood Nation January 22, 2016 By Elwin Green Grab a cup of coffee, this will take a little while… Homewood has become the focus of a great deal of attention by people who want to see it redeveloped. This focus has intensified both the danger and the opportunity that have been close at hand for…