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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 […]

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 […]