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Walkabout: Two Big Renovations Add to Bevy of Work Boosting Manchester

Two corner buildings in Manchester, two among few that suggest storefront pasts, had been falling apart for years. One was condemned in 1997. Often, when driving along Columbus Avenue, I would think, “Play the lottery so you could just save…

Pittsburgh Celebrates New Beginning for Hill District Public Housing

Kevin Cameron (left), 47, of Ohio Township, of Cameron Professional Management, talks to Howard Slaughter, Jr. of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency at the groundbreaking of the redevelopment of the Depression Era Addison Terrace housing projection in the Hill District…

Work Begins on $160 Million Reconstruction of Hill District’s Addison Terrace Community

Gusts blew the dust around a Hill District plateau where once stood the oldest public housing in Pittsburgh, and where officials attending the project’s groundbreaking on Monday plan to spend $160 million to replace isolated poverty with a mixed-income community.…

Garfield Project a Landmark in City Hiring Practices

Garfield Commons is the latest transformation of outmoded public housing into privately managed, mixed-income units, but it is not just another upgrade. It represents possibly the most ambitious adherence to minority and low-income hiring standards in the city’s history. More…