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

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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.

 

 
 


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