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Remembering Susan Hicks Memorial, Ride, and Fundraiser

Remembering Susan Hicks: A One-Year Memorial Event, Ride, and Fundraiser One year ago we lost dear friend, Pitt alumna and bicyclist Susan Hicks. As assistant director for Academic Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, Susan mentored students, encouraging them to explore the world. As a scholar, she authored a text on the Saha region of […]

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Atwood Window Gallery hosts The AP Collection, Jim Daniels & Charlee Brodsky, Diamond M. Rivera

Previously a vacant building, the Atwood Street Window Gallery is the brainchild of OPDC and curator Leo Hsu, who creatively transformed the property into an art space. OPDC received a Love Your Block grant from the City of Pittsburgh in 2013 to improve the facade and remove the blight the space had become. Since then, the gallery […]

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Pitt, Carlow staff and students beautify Oakland through community service days

Thanks to volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University, two highly visible Oakland sites will receive a facelift this month. We rely on volunteers every year to help our small organization complete major projects that make our neighborhoods more attractive for residents and visitors. As part of last week’s University of Pittsburgh United […]

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West Oakland homeowners capitalize on OPDC Façade Grant

Thanks to support from McAuley Ministries*, OPDC awarded façade improvement grants to four homeowners in West Oakland this summer. We provide this resource for residents who need help maintaining their homes and preserving neighborhood quality. The program is catalytic for homeowners, especially seniors, who value investing in their properties and their neighborhoods. Awardees include two […]

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OPDC to develop 49 affordable apartments through tax credit award

We’re thrilled to share that this summer the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for OPDC’s Oakland Affordable Living development. With this financing we will renovate 24 existing affordable units, known as Allequippa Place, and construct 25 new units, all in West Oakland. Allequippa Place was one of the first LIHTC […]

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Welcoming students to be good neighbors

OPDC is distributing 1,500 Good Neighbor bags to students living off-campus in Oakland. University of Pittsburgh resident assistants helped us assemble the welcome packets, which include information about Oakland’s residential neighborhoods, how to get involved as a volunteer, and trash and recycling resources. OPDC created this initiative in 2012 in response to community concerns about […]

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Oakland Affordable Living Development one of four projects to increase Pittsburgh’s livability

We’re thrilled to share that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency awarded low-income housing tax credits for OPDC’s Oakland Affordable Living development. With this financing we will renovate existing affordable units and construct new units, all in West Oakland. This site was one of the first LIHTC developments in PA and we’re proud to maintain its […]

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