Homewood cafe hopes to create bridge between neighborhoods

By homewoodcollaborative

November 28, 2016 by Bob Bauder Trib Live Residents say last week’s opening of a coffee shop in Homewood is a sign that things are finally beginning to turn around in one of Pittsburgh’s most downtrodden neighborhoods. The Everyday Cafe opened on Nov. 18 and offers frappes and lattes and a full range of organic…

Everyday Café opening in Homewood, filling a void

By homewoodcollaborative

Next Pittsburgh November 11, 2016 by Maya Henry Seven years. That’s how long the idea has been percolating to open a cafe in an old post office in Homewood. On Friday, November 18, Everyday Cafe will finally open at 532 N. Homewood Ave. thanks to a partnership between  Operation Better Block and the Bible Center Church located just…

Summer Mural Project Addresses Gun Violence in Pittsburgh

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The Pittsburgh City Paper August 10, 2016 by Rebeca Addison Ten years ago, as a teenager with a child of his own, Paris Wellons thought getting paid to participate in a summer program painting murals around the city was a pretty good deal. “I’ve always wanted to be an artist,” says Wellons, 26. “I started…

40 Affordable Units Coming to Homewood

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The New Pittsburgh Courier August 10, 2016 by Christian Morrow Reverend Samuel Ware is not entirely without experience in addressing the city’s housing needs. His Building United of Southwestern Pennsylvania has built, and sold, 13 single-family houses in the Homewood over the last six years. But by next spring Rev. Ware will be doing something he’s…

$50 million Investment to Homewood Residential Development

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Trib Live June 26, 2016 by Bob Bauder This will be the biggest investment in Homewood in 70 years” – Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess Nearly $50 million in residential development is expected to kick off in coming months in one of Pittsburgh’s poorest neighborhoods, city and neighborhood officials said. The Urban Redevelopment Authority, Housing…

What Homewood Could Be

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 23, 2015 By Rev. Ricky Burgess On Sept. 16, dozens of people — men and women, young and old — gathered on a street corner in Homewood for a vigil to mark the two-year anniversary of the death of 19-year-old Anton Smith, a victim of gun violence. This vigil then itself became…

7800 Susquehanna in Homewood a model of minority empowerment

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Next Pittsburgh March 30, 2015 Lauri Gravina When Bridgeway Capital bought 7800 Susquehanna in 2013 for $1.25 million, the idea was that a vibrant 7800 could be a ladder on which to scaffold Homewood’s economic development. “The goal with 7800 Susquehanna Street is that the economic activity generated by its renovation would benefit the surrounding…