Rev Ricky Burgess

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, […]

Homewood residents get first glimpse of ‘comprehensive community plan’ to tackle housing, development, transit and more

Public Source by Dave Shoemaker April 24, 2019 Homewood will be the second Pittsburgh neighborhood to have a comprehensive, city-approved development plan to address issues like affordable housing, mobility and community development. Unveiled Tuesday night, the draft of Homewood’s Comprehensive Community Plan includes 21 overarching goals for the neighborhood, from improving air quality to better managing vacant […]

Homewood Community Meeting _Community Plan

Change Is On The Horizon For Homewood

Pittsburgh April 23, 2019KDKA’s Rachele Mongiovi reports People living in Homewood are taking steps to enhance the footprint of their neighborhood. Video courtesy of KDKA:

Parks Listening Tours

Wherever you live in the city of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy wants to hear your thoughts about your parks! From late 2018 through early 2019, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy are embarking on the Parks Listening Tour. At community meetings and events throughout the city, we will be gathering feedback on what our […]

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:

East End pastors join advocates in promoting affordable housing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 24, 2018 by Diana Nelson Jones East End pastors announced Friday they will collaborate to push for affordable housing, with a particular focus on bringing displaced people back to East Liberty. Their Village Collaborative joins the two-year-old resident-driven HELP Initiative — a loose acronym for Homewood, East Liberty, Larimer and […]

URA prepares to put affordable housing fund money to work

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 11, 2018 by Mark Belko The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board moved Thursday to implement a fund designed to develop and preserve affordable housing in the city. Board members voted unanimously to enter into a cooperation agreement with the city to implement and administer what is being called the Housing Opportunity […]

Uptick in Hill District health, food security followed grocery store’s opening, study says

  TribLive December 19, 2017 by Matthew Santoni   Hill District residents’ health and food security appear to have improved since the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially compared to other neighborhoods with similar demographics, according to a RAND Corporation study. The study released Tuesday tracked residents’ reported health and economic status since the […]