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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Educating New Homeowners 2015: A Review

The Mon Valley Initiative Housing Counseling Program assists potential homeowners to prepare for and realize their dreams of homeownership. In addition to providing pre-purchase housing counseling services, MVI also serves as a National HUD Intermediary, securing grant funding for 23 Housing Counseling agencies around the U.S. The Housing Counseling Team holds multiple group workshops each […]

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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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Mon Valley Initiative to Expand Homeownership Opportunities in Charleroi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mon Valley Initiative to Expand Homeownership Opportunities in Charleroi Homestead, Pa., October 29, 2015 – As the recipient of $110,000 in Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding, the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will provide down payment and closing cost assistance to low to moderate income individuals and families in an effort […]

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5 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Think About Homeownership

Summer is coming to an end, the holidays are approaching, and everyone wonders why I (Jonathan) believe that this is the perfect time to think about becoming a homeowner. As Mon Valley Initiative’s Housing Counselor, I coach potential homeowners every day on making a plan to reach their homeownership goals. Take a look at some […]

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September 15, 2015

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What’s Being a “Financial Opportunity Center” All About?

As some of you may have heard, from sources like The Washington Post or Pop City Media, Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) recently became one of three new Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) in and around Pittsburgh that offers services to assist low and moderate income families to build their assets and increase financial stability. You may […]

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Mon Valley Initiative Expands Homeownership Opportunities in Monessen

As the recipient of a $233,386 grant from Westmoreland County, the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will provide Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance to low to moderate income individuals and families in an effort to stabilize the housing stock and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in the City of Monessen. Each eligible household may receive […]

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