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Homewood Leaders Working Together to Help the Community

February 17, 2016 Community-based organizations have been operating in Homewood for years, albeit working independently, toward addressing specific community problems. Over the last year many of these organizations have worked toward coming together to create a comprehensive development process that holistically addresses Homewood’s needs. These organizations include: • Bible Center Church • Building United of…

A New Script For Homewood

Homewood Nation January 22, 2016 By Elwin Green Grab a cup of coffee, this will take a little while… Homewood has become the focus of a great deal of attention by people who want to see it redeveloped. This focus has intensified both the danger and the opportunity that have been close at hand for…

URA grant proposals focus on Larimer, East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 15, 2016 By Mark Belko   Residents of Larimer and East Liberty could receive as much as $20,000 to fix up their homes under the federal Choice Neighborhoods program. The Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority is proposing the grants as part of a strategy for rebuilding the two neighborhoods with the help of…

Burgess Introduces Affordable Housing Legislative Package

September 30, 2015 90.5 wesa (http://wesa.fm) by Liz Reid Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess on Tuesday introduced four pieces of legislation to support affordable housing in the city. The announcement comes a day after the city of Pittsburgh announced it had reached an agreement for the relocation of Penn Plaza tenants, who faced eviction after…

What Homewood Could Be

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 23, 2015 By Rev. Ricky Burgess On Sept. 16, dozens of people — men and women, young and old — gathered on a street corner in Homewood for a vigil to mark the two-year anniversary of the death of 19-year-old Anton Smith, a victim of gun violence. This vigil then itself became…

Homewood Community Meet and Greet

September 12, 2015 Homewood’s leaders and members of the community came together to discuss collaborating in creating a comprehensive development process that holistically addresses Homewood’s needs. Watch the video below to hear from the speakers.  

Mayor Peduto Announces a “New Day for Homewood”

Pittsburgh’s mayor, Bill Peduto, announced today that Homewood community leaders are coming together for coordinated work and intentioned efforts that will be focused around a comprehensive community plan. He announced “there’s a new day in Homewood,” and a legitimate opportunity for hope and sustained effective efforts. The end goal of this new collaboration, which has…

Larimer Receives $30 Million Grant

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 30, 2014 Photo credit Sarah Schneider/Post-Gazette Pittsburgh will receive a $30 million grant in Choice Neighborhood funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It has been earmarked for mixed-income housing and development in Larimer. We are standing at the beginning of more than $400 million in investment to be…