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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Buying a house in Charleroi Borough? Up to $10K in assistance available

Up to $10,000 is available right now to people who want to buy a home in Charleroi Borough … but they need to take advantage of it as soon as possible. The money — available through the state’s housing trust fund — may be put towards a down payment or closing costs, says Jonathan Weaver, […]

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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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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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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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Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is. SWISSVALE, Pa., April 17, 2015 – Swissvale’s local Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) is working hard to gather all the fixer-upper homes in town, attract a few people who don’t mind giving some extra love and attention, and bring them together […]

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North Braddock Boards Up Blight with 40 Student Volunteers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: North Braddock Boards Up Blight with 40 Student Volunteers NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa., April 09, 2015 – North Braddock’s local Community Development Corporation (CDC), North Braddock Cares, Inc. (NBC), will host 30 student volunteers from Slippery Rock University (SRU) and 10 from Penn State University (PSU) Greater Allegheny Campus for a day of […]

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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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