$200,000 state grant will help make urban park possible

A $200,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will help make a community park in the heart of Braddock a reality. Mon Valley Initiative announced today that DCNR is providing funds from the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund for construction of Braddock Civic Plaza, to be built on part of […]

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Spring 2017 Greater Charleroi newsletter now online

The Spring 2017 issue of the newsletter of the Greater Charleroi Community Development Corp. includes an update about Meadow Park as well as stories about the EQT Foundation and down-payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers. You will need a PDF reader to see the files: Spring 2017 Greater Charleroi newsletter

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March 14, 2017

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Homebuyer Q-and-A session planned April 5 in Braddock

People who want to make the move from renting to owning their own home are invited to a free information session sponsored by the Braddock Economic Development Corp. and Mon Valley Initiative. “Buying Your Own Home: You Hold the Key” will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at The Overlook, 416A Overlook Way in […]

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Now hiring: Community outreach specialist

Community Outreach Specialist Annual Salary Range:  $32,000-$40,000   SUMMARY: The primary role of this position is to implement MVI’s community engagement strategy across the membership and stakeholders. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate a broad range of skills in areas that include: community engagement, one-on-one relationship building, public speaking, writing, […]

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February 15, 2017

It’s #GivingTuesday — how does your gift go to work at MVI?

The day after “Cyber Monday” has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday,” and Mon Valley Initiative, along with other charitable groups, is participating. If you are thinking about making a year-end charitable contribution, we’d appreciate it. You can donate to MVI in one of three ways … Give directly to MVI, via our website, using a credit […]

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Community leaders mark milestone in Turtle Creek’s renewal

  Federal, county and local leaders joined members of Turtle Creek Development Corp. and Mon Valley Initiative to celebrate the creation of nearly $2 million of real estate investment in the Borough of Turtle Creek. The investment, including 17 rehabilitated single-family homes, has eliminated vacant properties and helped to stabilize several older neighborhoods. Cutting the […]

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Homestead-area Economic Revitalization Corporation to disband

After nearly 40 years, board members ready to ‘pass the baton’ After 38 years of service, including development of 27 new homes, renovation of about three dozen existing homes, and providing thousands of dollars in grants and low-interest loans to local businesses, the Homestead-area Economic Revitalization Corporation is dissolving. Also known by its initials, “HERC,” […]

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October 20, 2016

Make homebuying magic in the Magic City on Oct. 30

2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 Charleroi Municipal Bldg., 338 Fallowfield Ave. Refreshments … free information! Meet lenders, vendors and contractors There will be treats, but no tricks, when real-estate agents, contractors, loan officers and community volunteers come together on the day before Halloween to promote homeownership opportunities in Charleroi Borough. “Make Homebuying […]

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More than 70 people attend ‘Make Swissvale Home’

More than 70 people attended the second-annual “Make Swissvale Home” event Sept. 11. Sponsored by the Swissvale Economic Development Corp., PrimeLending and Mon Valley Initiative, the free event was designed both to match potential owners with houses in the borough east of Pittsburgh, as well as to explain programs that can allow buyers to turn […]

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Save the date: The second-annual “Make Swissvale Home” house tour is Sept. 11

With real-estate values in Pittsburgh neighborhoods such as Lawrenceville, East Liberty and Bloomfield going higher and higher every month, Swissvale may be the best-kept secret in the east suburbs … and residents are eager to make sure it’s not a secret any longer. On Sunday, Sept. 11, the non-profit Swissvale Economic Development Corp., or SEDCO, […]

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