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Final deadline to apply for rent, utility assistance is March 31

Allegheny County officials are urging residents who need emergency rent or utility relief — and who have not yet applied for it — to do so before March 31. Persons who qualify for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, or ERAP, can have past-due rent and utility payments made — if funding remains available — but

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Buying a home? You may be eligible for $5,000 in assistance

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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Two upcoming events designed to help first-time homebuyers

If you or someone you know is thinking about buying a home, you’ll be interested in two informational free events in March. On March 9, Bonnie Halinka, a real estate agent with Century 21 Frontier Realty, will join Jonathan Weaver, MVI housing counselor, for the third “Homebuyer’s Club” of 2022. Bonnie will answer questions about

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Foreclosure assistance now available

Pennsylvania homeowners facing foreclosure or other financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for help. The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund will help homeowners whose annual household income is at or below 150 percent of the area median. The program is designed to prevent or ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, displacements and utility

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Job market has new opportunities for workforce participants

Mon Valley Initiative’s 10-week pre-employment certificate program recently began its second year. T. Charles Howell IV, MVI director of workforce development & financial coaching, said the latest group of participants began their online classes in mid-January. The online certificate classes cover topics such as “writing resumes that win,” virtual interviewing, cultural diversity, and credit and

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Don’t fumble your finances: Free event Dec. 7 will help residents tackle their goals

With 2022 just around the corner, Mon Valley Initiative wants to help local residents make a new year’s resolution to be better prepared financially. “Tackle Your Financial Goals VI” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, says T. Charles Howell IV, MVI director of workforce development & financial coaching. This is the sixth time

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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

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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

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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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Celebration marks $16.7M Clairton development

State, county and local officials broke ground this morning on what Clairton Mayor Richard Lattanzi said is probably the largest new development in his city in 50 years. The $16.7 million, 70,000-square-foot Clairton Inn Project will provide 49 units of quality, affordable housing and several street-level commercial or retail spaces along Miller Avenue in what

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