Nonprofit home-repair program lands $575,000 in grants
A city-run program that repairs and weatherizes homes of needy Pittsburgh residents received two grants totaling $575,000, the mayor's office announced Tuesday.
The Richard King Mellon Foundation gave $500,000 and the Pittsburgh Foundation, $75,000.
The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership began in January 2012, after receiving a $500,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation. To date, the partnership has leveraged more than $600,000 of monetary and in-kind donations, and repaired and weatherized 75 homes, 20 of which veterans own.
The mayor's office expects the Pittsburgh Foundation's support to pay for 24 home renovations for senior citizens in Allentown, Arlington, Knoxville and Mt. Oliver, and funding from the Mellon Foundation to support 51 renovations in Homewood.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Behind Liriano, Pirates complete sweep of Diamondbacks
- Crosby, Malkin want to remain in Pittsburgh
- Boy, 15, charged with firing shots in Brighton Heights
- Injured Penguins optimistic about returning next season
- McCain renews push to have military, not CIA, manage drone strikes
- McKees Rocks fire displaces 2 residents
- Penguins notebook: Crosby to play in worlds for 1st time since 2006
- Israel thwarts terrorist attack
- United States aided rebels in Caucasus, Russian President Putin claims
- NASA head tells Pitt grads their generation will ‘walk the face of Mars’
- Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport