Homebuyer’s Club April 27: Making a budget work for you

In real life, you can’t pass “Go” every time you need another $200. But parking and utilities aren’t free, and if you want to buy property, you probably don’t have a Rich Uncle Pennybags to help. So join Avis Williams from Citizens Bank for a discussion of how to make a budget—and stick to it! […]

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April 24, 2017

Leadership Pittsburgh tours Swissvale project sites

Members of Leadership Pittsburgh XXXIII learned about efforts to revitalize Swissvale during a walking tour of the borough on April 5. The tour was led by Patrick Shattuck, Mon Valley Initiative real estate director, and Stephanie Eson, MVI senior community outreach coordinator. About 10 people were greeted at lunch by Swissvale Mayor Deneen Swartzwelder, then […]

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Up to $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance available

Buying your first home? You may be able to get up to $5,000 towards down payment and closing costs through the First Front Door (FFD) program, funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. Under FFD, qualified homebuyers can receive a 3-to-1 matching contribution from a participating FFD lender. That means that for every […]

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March 7, 2017

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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Awards recognize community partners for their dedication to the Mon Valley

More than 200 people attended a banquet Thursday night honoring groups and volunteers from the communities that are represented in the Mon Valley Initiative. The awards ceremony at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township was emceed by Cara Sapida, a reporter and anchor for WPXI-TV (11), Pittsburgh. Sapida is a native of Turtle Creek in […]

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October 21, 2016

MVI honors community volunteers at annual dinner Oct. 20

“A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” —Jim Watkins, American humorist Turtle Creek native and WPXI-TV reporter Cara Sapida is scheduled to serve as master of ceremonies when the Mon Valley Initiative hosts its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 20. Tickets are $35 and are […]

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October 4, 2016

Tackle your financial problems Oct. 10 — with help from MVI

Fall means football. It also means finishing up leftover tasks before the end of the year. So why not tackle your financial problems this fall? The Mon Valley Initiative, in cooperation with Neighborhood Allies, presents “Tackle Your Financial Goals” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. This free workshop at the MVI offices, 305 […]

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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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