News and Events

HUD Secretary, Mayor Reed tour hard-hit Pittsburgh

By Thomas Wheatley. Creative Loafing, May 21, 2010.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined with leaders of SNDSI and the Partnership for the Preservation of Pittsburgh in a tour of the Pittsburgh neighborhood as Donovan announced the Obama Administration’s plan to request additional Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funding. They also toured the home of one of the first POP residents. (MORE)

HUD Secretary Praises Atlanta Neighborhood as Example of Revitalization

Jim Burress reporting for WABE 90.1FM.
US Departmentn of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hold a press event in the Pittsburgh neighborhood to discuss the Neighborhood Stabilization Program’s impact on Atlanta. (MORE)

Atlanta’s Pittsburgh Neighborhood:Building the Sustainable Urban Community

By Mtamanika Youngblood and Harold M. Barnette,
ShelterForce, Winter 2010.
One Atlanta neighborhood’s experience of the housing bubble and expected transit investment leads it to invest in a land trust and a vision based in sustainability. (MORE)

City of Blight: The tough road to recovery for Atlanta neighborhoods ravaged by vacant and foreclosed homes.

By Scott Henry and Thomas Wheatley, Creative Loafing, March 1, 2010.
After struggling for years, residents of the Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods began to address the challenge of foreclosed and vacant properties. Their efforts led to the development of the Partnership for the Preservation of Pittsburgh and a $2 million federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant to acquire and rehab homes in Pittsburgh. (MORE)

There Goes the Neighborhood: Housing speculators are back, and they’re hindering efforts at block-by-block revitalization.

By Alyssa Katz. The American Prospect, August 17, 2009.
Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association President LaShawn Hoffman describes how the national foreclosure crisis and rampant mortgage fraud by investors in the Pittsburgh neighborhood devastated the local housing market and his plans, in partnership with SNDSI and others are designed to arrest that devastation and return the Pittsburgh neighborhood to the vibrant and thriving community it once was. (MORE)

Pittsburgh Community History

By Laura Ferguson. Atlanta INtown online.
A history and overview of the Pittsburgh neighborhood. (MORE)

News Releases

Wish You Were Here! A Youth Photography Project documenting the transformation of the Historic Atlanta neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Students from Pittsburgh’s Gideons Elementary and Parks Middle Schools exhibit photographs they captured with assistance from Sistagraphy. These powerful and moving images depict the positive aspects of the Pittsburgh neighborhood from the perspective of the children who call it home. (MORE)

Banner photo shows HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan with SNDSI President Mtamanika Youngblood and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at a press event in the Pittsburgh neighborhood highlighting the POP work.
Photo credit: Thomas Wheatley