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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…

Mayor Peduto, HACP & Development Partners to Open Phase I Larimer/ East Liberty Housing

October 12, 2016 Article courtesy of Housing Authority of Pittsburgh The City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), co-developer McCormick Baron Salazar and their development partners are very pleased to announce the completion of Phase I housing at the ongoing Choice Neighborhoods Initiative redevelopment currently in progress in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods…

Rent-to-own: Court case sheds light on business practice

  The Post-Gazette September 26, 2016 by Kate Giammarise Erlean Hall had always wanted to own her own home. So when she saw a sign advertising rent-to-own homes and called the listed phone number, she was happy to hear about how she might be able to purchase one. “I always wanted to own,” said Ms….

All-In Pittsburgh

September 16, 2016 New Report Sets Equitable Development Agenda for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and community leaders gather for the release of “Equitable Development: The Path to an All-In Pittsburgh” PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh is a city on the rise, yet too many residents remain cut off from opportunity by poverty, structural racism, and discrimination. Local…

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…

Police, Zone 5 residents form ‘feedback loop’ at meeting in East Liberty

The Pittsburgh TribLive August 25, 2016 by Madasyn Czebiniak Ellen Harrison said she has faith that Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay is improving police-community relations. But she still wants to hold him accountable. “I think things are changing, but it’s going to be a slow process,” said Harrison, 64, of East Liberty. “I came here…

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…