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April 2020

Local Agencies Join Forces To Help With Rent, Mortgage and Utility Payments

2020-04-08T09:33:12-04:00April 8th, 2020|Making News|

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s (URA) Board of Directors this afternoon approved a new program for households at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI) who have been affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Fund is designed to provide short-term assistance to workers [...]

March 2020

Take Charge of Your Health: Coronavirus

2020-03-24T09:42:59-04:00March 24th, 2020|Health, Making News, World|

Published: Pittsburgh New Courier Post. 3/18/2020 This special edition of the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on COVID-19 (also called “coronavirus”) and our communities. We hope this special edition can be a guide for residents in Allegheny County. Erricka Hager and Bee Schindler, community engagement coordinators, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational [...]

February 2020

Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards Gala

2020-02-20T13:48:57-05:00February 20th, 2020|Making News|

Originally published: Pittsburgh Post Gazette 12/9/2019 When and where: Friday night at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center, Downtown. #LeadershipMatters: While the work of ending racism and creating a culture where everyone has a chance to thrive never stops, it is important to take moments to celebrate the great accomplishments of organizations like the Urban [...]

September 2019

RIDC donates Duquesne building to Urban League

2019-09-23T11:14:08-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Making News|

Originally published: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 9/20/2019 The Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania has donated a former business center in Duquesne to the nonprofit Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. The three-story Business Innovation Center is located on Library Place at Route 837, across from RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne, formerly U.S. Steel’s Duquesne Works. [...]

RIDC donates Duquesne building to the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

2019-09-23T10:28:33-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Making News|

Originally published: Pittsburgh Business Times, 9/20/2019 The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania announced Friday that it had donated a three-story building in Duquesne to the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. The building was constructed in the late 1800s to early 1900s and served as an office building for Carnegie Steel, which later became [...]

August 2019

This court program, born in a mortgage crisis, is still saving Allegheny County homes from foreclosure

2019-08-28T10:19:34-04:00August 28th, 2019|Making News|

Joanne Lohuis was on the verge of losing her Swissvale home. Her long-term unemployment benefits had run out two years ago and she could no longer make her $650 monthly mortgage payments. The situation became more desperate each month. After about four months, the bank served her with a foreclosure notice and moved to seize [...]

July 2019

Local leader honored as ‘woman of power’ at National Urban League conference

2019-09-06T09:33:05-04:00July 29th, 2019|Making News|

By: Andrea Klick,  Pittsburgh Post Gazette Longtime Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh leader Esther Bush was honored this week with a Women of Power award at the annual National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis. Since 1994, Ms. Bush has served as president of the local organization, which pushes for economic equality and civil rights for [...]

April 2019

Letter to the Editor

2019-04-04T14:07:30-04:00April 4th, 2019|Making News|

Originally published: New Pittsburgh Courier, 04/4/2019 Dear Editor: With the state budget looming, interest in the state investment in public education is higher than ever. While Governor Wolf and the PA legislature have increased education funding over the past several budget cycles, more continued investments —like the governor’s proposed additional $50 million for high quality [...]

Group’s second conference looks to shift from talk to action on inequities

2019-04-03T10:54:47-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Making News|

By: Lacretia Wimbley for the Post-Gazette, Published April 2, 2019 Marcus F. Walton asked a room of around 100 top African-American CEOs and community leaders to hold hands, close their eyes, and confront whatever discomfort they may feel during the second annual African American Strategic Partnership conference on Tuesday. “Allow yourself to wander, to think, to be [...]

March 2019

The best way to eliminate hate? Talk about it, experts say in wake of Tree of Life shooting

2019-03-01T09:52:56-05:00March 1st, 2019|Making News|

By: Andrew Goldstein for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Almost four months to the day after a gunman killed 11 people at Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of people attended a forum in the Strip District that explored ways to end the kind of hate that led to that violence. At a town hall Tuesday at the [...]

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