Why do people die young here?

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSeptember 16, 2019by Rich Lord The cost of being poor can include decades of life. A just-launched partnership between a Homewood-based community group and a University of Pittsburgh research team intends to explore that grim price tag, and to create a corps of “citizen scientists” who could lead the charge to close the life…

Homewood Community Unveils Plans To Transform Neighborhood

KDKAApril 24, 2019by Rachele Mongiovi HOMEWOOD (KDKA) — People living in Homewood are taking steps to enhance the footprint of their neighborhood. Tuesday night, members of the Homewood Community Development Collaborative released proposals as part of a community-driven plan to transform the resilient neighborhood of Homewood. Residents are hoping to bring more affordable housing to…

Homewood residents get first glimpse of ‘comprehensive community plan’ to tackle housing, development, transit and more

Public SourceApril 24, 2019by J. Dale Shoemaker Homewood will be the second Pittsburgh neighborhood to have a comprehensive, city-approved development plan to address issues like affordable housing, mobility and community development. Unveiled Tuesday night, the draft of Homewood’s Comprehensive Community Plan includes 21 overarching goals for the neighborhood, from improving air quality to better managing vacant property,…

From Haiti to Homewood, Thread aims to put people back to work

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 10, 2018 by Sara Bauknecht Ian Rosenberger knows a thing or two about job creation. Since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the 36-year-old Ambridge native has been working to clean up the country and put its people back to work, one plastic bottle and bolt of fabric at a time.…

Pitt to launch innovation lab, makerspace in Homewood

Pittsburgh Business Times March 7, 2018 by Stacey Federoff The University of Pittsburgh will open an innovation lab and makerspace in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. The Manufacturing Assistance Center Makerspace, located at 7800 Susquehanna St., will feature small business development courses and will be equipped with a laser, 3-D printers, woodworking and a soft textiles area,…

Nonprofit takes healthy homes initiative to 20 households in Homewood

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December 31, 2017 by Diana Nelson Jones   Carl Talbott knew his house was drafty, but he was blown away by the evidence: wind, like a hair dryer set on high cool, was rushing down his attic steps during a recent energy audit. A fan attached to an airtight cover over the front…

Uptick in Hill District health, food security followed grocery store’s opening, study says

TribLive December 19, 2017 by Matthew Santoni Hill District residents’ health and food security appear to have improved since the long-awaited opening of a full-service supermarket, especially compared to other neighborhoods with similar demographics, according to a RAND Corporation study. The study released Tuesday tracked residents’ reported health and economic status since the October 2013…