TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Nonprofit home-repair program lands $575,000 in grants

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:45 a.m.
 

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

Most-Read Stories

  1. For Steelers, a fight to finish for playoff berth
  2. Pirates enter Plan B with Martin off market
  3. For Pitt men’s basketball team, trouble in paradise
  4. Islanders outwork Penguins to sweep back-to-back meetings
  5. Springdale Library to pay rent to borough
  6. Penguins minor league notebook: Pouliot impresses early in season
  7. Starkey: No explaining Steelers, AFC North
  8. Pitt beats Syracuse, snaps 3-game losing streak
  9. Woman on dating site looks too good to be true: How to vet that pic
  10. Freezing rain sets off accidents
  11. Real estate notes: New ‘spec’ office building going up Downtown
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.