building inclusive wealth
The Urban Redevelopment Authority is here for Pittsburgh.
Successful economic development is not just about building projects, it’s about building people and forming mutually beneficial partnerships to transform the places in which we live for the betterment of all.
J KoKo Hauling Sustains Business with URA Emergency Loan
“The URA was a ‘business saver’ for me. I needed that ELF cushion to get through that shut down period. I was so relieved when the deposit was made. The support from the URA has been amazing."
Chicken Latino gets back on its feet with help from a URA COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan
“It is such an opportunity to have a business and if it wasn’t for the URA I wouldn’t have been able to open the restaurant."
Celestin Uwintonze Improved Credit and Bought a Home with the Help of HOF
“I was very conscious of the long-term costs and knew I didn’t want to buy a house that would create too large of a financial burden for me and my family. I balance my budget every month, I do one project at a time, and am careful and thoughtful with my money. The HOF helped me buy a house we love that was within our means.”
Home Rehab Helps Resident Stay in Her Home
"I decided I was going to try to stay here as long as I could and get everything I needed in the house to live in it. Jarmele couldn’t help me enough, and she reassured that I had everything organized,” said Squirrel Hill resident Elizabeth Ganley.
LandCare Participant Builds His Own Business
“Working in the neighborhood in which I was born and raised is amazing. I feel that I am giving back to a community that has given me so much,” said Jamar Cox, owner of Nature’s Grooming.
Cilantro & Ajo Purchases New Food Truck
“Believe in what you’re doing. I believe in the Venezuelan food and that’s why we opened this restaurant…With the new food truck, people are beginning to take notice” said Marlyn Parra.
The Centre Avenue Corridor project will lay the foundation for the transformation of 170 vacant or idle properties into multiple commercial, residential and office spaces over the next several years.
The 28-acre Lower Hill redevelopment will have a significant impact on the Hill District and entire Pittsburgh region. Part of this redevelopment involves transitioning land currently used as surface parking into a mix of office, retail, and housing, including the creation of a shared parking district.
4800 Block of Second Avenue
The redevelopment of the 4800 Block parcels along Second Avenue will transform and activate an important neighborhood corridor in Hazelwood.