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Rebuilding Together to Rehab 150 homes in County this Year

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 23, 2016 by Diana Nelson Jones For years, Adeline Fratangelo shivered in her sewing room because her windows weren’t insulated. Her Hazelwood home of almost 50 years also had an unstable kitchen floor, an outdated electrical box, broken front steps, foundation cracks and lacked safety features such as hand rails. When crews from…

URA Approves New Homewood Rental Housing

New Pittsburgh Courier July 22, 2016 by Christian Morrow Though moves to address the lagging development at the Hazelwood ALMANO brownfield were of primary concern during the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s July board meeting, it also authorized low-income housing and property development in the East End and the Hill District. Piggybacking on the construction…

First Homewood Small Business Expo

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 5, 2016 by Joyce Gannon For decades, Homewood has labored under its image as a blighted, crime-infested corner of the city that certainly doesn’t inspire entrepreneurship. But community leaders are trying to recast the East End neighborhood’s reputation, and a small business expo scheduled for Saturday is meant to jumpstart that initiative….

$50 million Investment to Homewood Residential Development

Trib Live June 26, 2016 by Bob Bauder This will be the biggest investment in Homewood in 70 years” – Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess Nearly $50 million in residential development is expected to kick off in coming months in one of Pittsburgh’s poorest neighborhoods, city and neighborhood officials said. The Urban Redevelopment Authority, Housing…

One Neighborhood at a Time

The New York Times May 17, 2016 by David Brooks What’s the right level to pursue social repair? The nation may be too large. The individual is too small. The community is the right level.   LOST HILLS, Calif. — What is the central challenge facing our era? My answer would be: social isolation. Gaps…

Affordable Housing Task Force Forwards Draft Recommendations

April 27, 2016 The Affordable Housing Task Force co-chaired by City Planning Director Ray Gastil and Councilman Daniel Lavelle has released draft recommendations to support housing opportunities throughout Pittsburgh. The initiatives come after months of work by the Task Force and citywide feedback sessions with residents, and will be considered by City Council and the…

Goldman Sachs initiative awards $5M to Bridgeway Capital

Pittsburgh Business Times March 15, 2016 By Patty Tascharella Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative on Monday awarded $5 million to Bridgeway Capital to stimulate job creation in western Pennsylvania. The initiative focuses on small companies that have been operating for at least two years, have more than $150,000 in revenue and employ at least…

Public Wifi for Larimer and East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 4, 2016 Public WiFi access will be extended to parts of the city’s Larimer and East Liberty neighborhoods, thanks to a $150,000 Google grant and a collaborative effort by the search engine giant, the Kingsley Association, and city of Pittsburgh. Included in the new service area will be Enright Court, East Liberty…

The Next Hot ‘Hoods in Pittsburgh – Larimer

Pittsburgh Magazine February 18, 2016 Larimer (pronounced “Lahr-mer” by locals) takes its name from the founder of Denver, Colo. —  Westmoreland County native William Larimer Jr., a settler, railroad tycoon, Kansas state senator and land developer. He built his home on what is now Larimer Avenue in order to be close to East Liberty, which…