• 412-464-4000

  • 305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120

Help for homeowners

The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund (PAHAF) provides assistance to homeowners for mortgage and other expenses to avoid delinquency, default, foreclosure or displacement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Income restrictions apply. | MORE

Finding a job

We have two decades of experience helping people who need jobs — or who need better jobs — to connect with employers who need them. Envision your dream. Find your path. Build your future. | MORE

Financial coaching

If you find yourself running out of money before you run out of days in the month, our financial coaches may be able to help. We can connect you with supportive services and work on strategies to save more and spend less. | MORE

About Mon Valley Initiative

The Mon Valley’s communities, located along the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties, south of Pittsburgh, were deeply damaged more than 30 years ago when the driving forces of the region’s industrial economy moved away or closed.

Mon Valley Initiative, founded in 1988, works to improve the lives of people in the Mon Valley area by helping to rebuild community infrastructure and connecting employers to people seeking new jobs and careers.

We do this by delivering quality services to the people of the Mon Valley, including housing counseling, real estate and community development and workforce development and financial coaching.

We also partner with other local advisory groups and community development corporations that together engage more than 100 local volunteers to think about, and find solutions to, our common and connected problems.

Contact Us

Homestead Office

305 East Eighth Ave.
Homestead, PA 15120


Mid-Mon Office

435 McKean Ave.
Charleroi, PA 15022


Apartment Rentals

Mon Valley Initiative’s rental portfolio includes one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Most rental units are reserved for people whose income falls between 20 and 80 percent of the area median income and others are rented at market rate.

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Our monthly newsletter provides updates on projects and programs that are supported by MVI and our partner organizations. | MORE

Community outreach team

The community outreach team works with a wide cross-section of community stakeholders to build partnerships, promote awareness of opportunity and resources, and foster strong relationships between the institutions and individuals in our service area working for the public good. | MORE

Meet our team

MVI staff is comprised of local residents who are deeply invested in the communities we serve. From our offices in Homestead and Charleroi, we continue “working together to unite the communities and restore the economic vitality of the Mon Valley.”| MORE

Latest News

Mon Valley businesses may be eligible for $10K Comcast grant

Above: Community leaders, including Laura R. Zinski, MVI chief executive officer, joined Comcast senior vice president Toni Murphy (third from right) and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (right) at the May 12 announcement. Comcast RISE program will provide $10,000 grants to minority and women entrepreneurs Application period begins in June; MVI will provide help with

Clairton Cares: Partnerships creating a healthier community

During January 2020, the Clairton Cares Initiative partnered with the Clairton Public Library and Pittsburgh’s public television station, WQED, to host a four-week-long PBS Kids program designed to enhance early childhood education (above). In January 2021, Mon Valley Initiative took over as the lead agency in Clairton’s six-year neighborhood partnership program, or NPP. The NPP

Real-estate program takes big steps into the future

New and recently completed projects illustrate diversity, flexibility of MVI’s development approach The last three years have been busy ones for the real-estate team at Mon Valley Initiative, which in 2020 and 2021 completed two major projects—the Swissvale Schoolhouse Condominiums and the Holland Avenue Homes in Braddock—while beginning work on the Clairton Inn Apartments. In