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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Mon Valley Initiative Receives Grant from EQT Foundation for $25,000

Homestead, Pa., August 4, 2016 – Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the EQT Foundation to further support improvements to Meadow Park in Charleroi Borough. Understanding that their ultimate vision of a truly functional and well-loved greenspace in the community had not yet been achieved, the […]

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Connecting with Our Communities 2015

The MVI Community Outreach Team maintains a deep local connection with member Community Development Corporations (CDCs) by providing guidance, supporting growth, and responding to the needs of the communities. Their successes are marked by the accomplishments of the volunteers that make up each CDC and the relationships built between residents and surrounding communities. Here are […]

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#MakeADifference With MVI in 2015-16

We’re kicking off the 2015-16 Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) Annual Appeal and asking YOU to partner with us! MVI was built on the premise of partnership. It’s what allows us to carry out our mission of “Working together to unite the communities and restore the economic vitality of the Mon Valley” since we formed as […]

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Allegheny County and Mon Valley Initiative Announce Braddock Ribbon Cutting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Allegheny County and Mon Valley Initiative Announce Braddock Ribbon Cutting Braddock, Pa., October 28, 2015 – Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly-renovated Free Press Buildings in Braddock, featuring speeches by HUD Pittsburgh Field Office Director Jane Miller, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Braddock Council President […]

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Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock Braddock, Pa., October 22, 2015 – Studebaker Metals, a metal accessory and jewelry manufacturer, is the first commercial tenant in the recently renovated Free Press Buildings in Braddock, PA, developed by the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI). Business owners Michael Studebaker and Alyssa […]

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“Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful” Funds a Paint Project at North Braddock’s Recycle Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful” Funds a Paint Project at North Braddock’s Recycle Park NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa., September 16, 2015 – North Braddock’s local Community Development Corporation (CDC), North Braddock Cares, Inc. (NBC), will host a painting day at Recycle Park on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m., thanks to a Fresh Paint Days […]

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