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Pittsburgh Housing Authority borrows to fund construction surge

  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 28, 2017 by Rich Lord A $75 million borrowing spurt approved by Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority board Thursday sets the stage for the replacement or renovation of more than 460 homes — mostly for low-income renters — in three neighborhoods. Northview Heights, Glen Hazel and Larimer will see construction starting late this…

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…

An ambitious energy project in Homewood powers up

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 17, 2017 By Daniel Moore The canopy of solar panels was erected several months ago along a barren stretch of Fleury Way in Homewood. Then came the bioshelter — a gleaming cabin-sized structure that attracted curious stares from neighbors passing by. Now, power is flowing from the panels to the greenhouse, feeding…

Pittsburgh Land Bank 101: What you need to know about the blight program

The Incline March 15, 2017 by Sarah Anne Hughes In early 2014, Pittsburgh City Council voted to create a land bank, a program that takes blighted property and vacant lots and returns it to the community — and tax rolls.Now, nearly three years later, the land bank’s board has released draft policies and procedures proposed to…

Pittsburgh Inclusive Innovation Week

March 31 – April 7 Join the Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance to celebrate a week of inclusive innovation throughout the City. The mission is to promote people to come together through a series of networking events, panel discussions and dialogue centered around innovation. #WeInnovatePGH Click here for a full schedule of events. For…

Free Soil Lead Screening and Other Resources

Soil lead contamination is a serious problem in Pittsburgh. If you are concerned your soil may be contaminated, contact the organizations below for information and free soil screening: The Conservation District’s first free soil screening event for the season will be held from noon to 3 p.m. March 18 in partnership with Grow Pittsburgh at…

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Orders on Affordable Housing

  Moves follow recommendations from Task Force in 2016 ; Further housing orders relating to building affordable housing to be released tomorrow PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued two executive orders to begin implementing recommendations by the City’s Affordable Housing Task Force, covering ways to protect people from losing their housing. “My administration is committed to creating…

Ford investing $1 billion in Pittsburgh autonomous research company

February 10, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Daniel Moore and Ed Blazina There soon could be another self-driving car in town. Ford announced on Friday that it is investing $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company that will develop a virtual driver system for a self-driving vehicle the automaker hopes…