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.

Pittsburgh City Council eyes alternatives to finance affordable housing

December 1, 2016 by Adam Smeltz Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A realty transfer tax increase isn’t the only way Pittsburgh might finance a trust fund for affordable housing. City Council also could reallocate money from a general fund to support the proposed Housing Opportunity Fund, Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle said Wednesday. He’s sponsoring legislation to create the […]

Homewood cafe hopes to create bridge between neighborhoods

November 28, 2016 by Bob Bauder Trib Live   Residents say last week’s opening of a coffee shop in Homewood is a sign that things are finally beginning to turn around in one of Pittsburgh’s most downtrodden neighborhoods. The Everyday Cafe opened on Nov. 18 and offers frappes and lattes and a full range of […]

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 […]

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 […]

p4 Pittsburgh Conference 2016

On October 18-19, the City of Pittsburgh and the Heinz Endowments sponsored p4’s second annual conference at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event featured a range of national and international experts as well as discussions on all aspects of the p4 framework. Only by making this a city for everyone can Pittsburgh truly […]

Mayor Peduto unveils tool to ‘level the development playing field’

Pittsburgh Tribune Review October 11, 2016 by Natasha Lindstrom   As swaths of Pittsburgh enjoy a building boom, Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s been posing an earnest question to newly arriving developers: “Why didn’t you invest before?” “The response that I’ve gotten from several of them was Pittsburgh was always perceived to be a closed […]

UpPrize Social Innovation Challenge

Now in Open Submission Period How it works: Challenges The UpPrize process is designed to engage the creative thinking of regional innovators to solve some of our community’s most pressing problems. As in-depth research process produced the areas in which innovation is most heavily needed and a multi-stage competition enables the existing innovation ecosystem to […]