• 412-464-4000

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

2021 awards webcast

Since 1990, Community Partner Awards have been presented by the community development corporations and local advisory groups that participate in Mon Valley Initiative. Each year, MVI also honors an individual with the U.S. Sen. John Heinz III Award for Community Service and presents a Regional Partnership Award and an Employer Partner of the Year award. Click here to watch the 2021 MVI Community Awards Ceremony | MORE

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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

412-464-4000

Mid-Mon Office

435 McKean Ave.
Charleroi, PA 15022

724-565-8040

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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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

Local groups, volunteers honored at MVI awards ceremony

Local volunteers, groups and businesses were honored Oct. 21 for their efforts to revitalize the communities of the Mon Valley. During a ceremony streamed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mon Valley Initiative presented awards to development and employment partners, as well as its “community partner awards” for 2021. A regional community development corporation that

Clairton officials receive Governor’s Award for community and economic revitalization

State officials have honored the City of Clairton for its efforts to create quality, affordable housing and remove blight from the central business district. During a ceremony that was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development presented Clairton officials with the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence

Program offers nutritious lunches, friendly advice

A Friday lunch program in Clairton offers more than a snack—it also provides connections to local services, including home repairs and workforce counseling. Maddie Nagel, Clairton Cares coordinator and MVI community outreach specialist, said “grab and go” lunches are offered through a partnership between United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Eat ’n Park. The lunches

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