Abandoned properties

There were two really interesting programs on NPR last week, both about dealing with abandoned properties. Thank you, Alexis, for sending the links on to PHCA.

The first, Providence Offers Help to Buy Foreclosed Homes, talks about providing low interest loans to home buyers and the second, Group Wants Abandoned Homes Torn Down, discusses a different strategy for dealing withblight.

PHCA has an active Housing Committee. We have just joined the Vacant Properties Working Group that is part of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. If you are interested in this issue, we could always use a hand. Please contact PHCA  to discuss participating on the committee.



The Polish Hill Civic Association is composed of residents from all age groups & backgrounds we want to extend an invitation to all residents & members to be an active part of our futures. Help us continue the development of Polish Hill as a more active & thriving Community!

As our Community continues to improve, you have the opportunity to have a say in the direction of the activity & growth. Being a very unique neighborhood of Pittsburgh, our needs are different than other neighborhoods.

We need your input to know your needs as a resident of Polish Hill
– and to best represent you.

What do you like best about Polish Hill? What are your needs & dreams for our neighborhood? What services would you like to have? What would you change?

Please take a few minutes out of your day to complete this very important survey. Your response may be the one that inspires change!

Download the survey and mail the completed forms to –

Polish Hill Civic Association
Polish Hill Neighborhood Survey – Winter 2007-2008
3060 Brereton Street
Pittsburgh PA 15219

– or

email to phcapgh@gmail.com