Did you know that thanks to your support, the average median value of homes in communities served by Mon Valley Initiative is $61,125? That’s 33 percent higher than comparable nearby communities.
Since its founding in 1988, Mon Valley Initiative has worked to strengthen our communities by promoting responsible homeownership, developing quality residential and commercial buildings, and matching employers with job-seekers.
Your support helps us continue our important work.
If you’re able, won’t you please consider making a gift this summer?
Since 1989, we have built or rehabilitated 576 units of housing in cooperation with CDCs and local advisory groups. This year, we have another 46 units fully financed and under construction, and 51 more units in the process of securing financing.
Last year, properties redeveloped by MVI generated more than $667,000 per year in tax revenue. Before redevelopment, many of the properties were vacant and tax delinquent.
MVI’s Workforce and Business Development program is designed to increase income levels and financial self-sufficiency of Mon Valley residents. We deliver effective, personalized career development services, income supports and financial coaching, targeted to the unemployed and under-employed.
Since 2000, we have provided employment or financial counseling for 4,465 people.
Last year, we provided employment or financial coaching for 410 people and found new jobs for 164 people at 156 employers.
Home ownership provides both economic and social stability to families and the communities in which they live. Ensuring that stability means that homeowners have to understand the basics of obtaining a mortgage, budgeting for future expenses and using credit responsibly.
Since 2004, we have provided housing education to 5,723 people, of whom 2,132 went onto purchase homes. Last year, 44 percent of MVI housing counseling participants purchased homes in the Mon Valley. Another 29 percent purchased homes in the City of Pittsburgh, and 27 percent purchased in other parts of Western Pennsylvania.