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A new report highlights the needs of Pittsburgh’s vulnerable communities.

  The Incline by Sarah Anne Hughes It focused on public safety, affordable housing, family outcomes, businesses and organizations, education and employment. Meetings with more than 400 Pittsburgh residents informed a new report on the needs of the city’s most vulnerable communities and recommendations about how to address the issues. The report, commissioned by the Pittsburgh…

Pets parade in Homewood for opening of new shelter

January 23, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Linda Wilson Fuoco Five dogs and two puppies had their day today, parading down the middle of Hamilton Avenue from their old shelter in Larimer to the new $15 million shelter in Homewood that will be operated by the two merged shelters now known as Animal Rescue League/Western PA…

New shared workspace in Homewood aims to give back to community

January 18, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Joyce Gannon Inside a freshly painted brick structure in Homewood, Nate Mitchell, a master barber, proudly shows off empty space where his future customers will sit for haircuts, shaves and styles. The salon chairs and equipment aren’t in place yet. But Mr. Mitchell, 41, who has operated The Natural…

Homewood streets slated for nearly $1 million upgrade

January 16, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Ed Blazina Several streets in Homewood will get nearly a $1 million makeover that could include sidewalks, crosswalks, street lights, wheelchair-accessible curb ramps and other steps to calm traffic. Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority said last week it will issue a contract this spring for design work for the project…

WTAE Editorial: What about Homewood?

January 16, 2017 WTAE President & General Manager Charles W. Wolfertz III speaks on behalf of the editorial board regarding efforts to revitalize Homewood, formerly one of Pittsburgh’s great middle-class melting-pot neighborhoods. (Jan. 13, 2016)

URA grants initial approval to Homewood development

  January 13, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Mark Belko A proposed 58-unit residential development that one city councilman called the “single most important thing to happen in Homewood” in 60 to 70 years won the initial approval of the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority board Thursday over the objections of some residents.Board members unanimously approved a…

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…

Pitt to move manufacturing center to Homewood from Harmar

December 30, 2016 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Kris B. Mamula The University of Pittsburgh is helping breathe new life into a relic of Pittsburgh’s industrial past by moving the university’s manufacturing help center to Homewood from Harmar. Pitt recently inked a deal to lease 11,500-square feet in the 150,000-square-foot former Westinghouse manufacturing facility on Susquehanna…

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…