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Neighborhood Allies Priority Geographies

Neighborhood Allies is a community development intermediary that re-launched in early 2014 with a renewed purpose and energy; committed to strategies that benefit low and moderate income people in transitional and deeply distressed communities and connecting them with valued, vetted resources. We are redefining our intermediary role in Pittsburgh, operating as a 21st-Century community development network manager and integrator, deploying the best practices from successful models from around the U.S. and beyond to build and support sustainable neighborhoods.  The organization serves as a platform to rally and inspire partners, set goals, track progress, raise money and make investments, and communicate outcomes effectively.  The organization intends to be the ally of community, philanthropic, and public entities who strive toward the same goals.

Rationale from the Organization about why they selected the priority geographies:

Despite many success stories of neighborhood turnaround, initial analysis indicates that more than 80,000 Pittsburghers are still living in neighborhoods where indicators related to education, poverty, crime and asset-building demonstrate generations of disinvestment.

These environments hold back the potential of their residents and of the region as a whole.  At Neighborhood Allies, we believe that Pittsburgh will never truly be the Most Livable City until we ALL share in its healthy communities and the economic prosperity.

At Neighborhood Allies, we are committed to improving the social and physical infrastructures of Pittsburgh’s distressed and transitional communities.  We have selected six priority geographies to initially focus on.

 

Here's a look at the rationale for selecting the current priority geographies...

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  • The Big Rethink: Positioning Pittsburgh for the Next Stage of Urban Regeneration is a report which assessed the community development system in Pittsburgh and recommended future steps to ensure that the system works for all communities in the city.
  • Despite many success stories of neighborhood turnaround, initial analysis indicates that more than 80,000 Pittsburghers are still living in neighborhoods where indicators related to education, poverty, crime and asset-building demonstrate generations of disinvestment.
  • Generations of disinvestment are not limited to city boundaries as some bordering boroughs are connected to distressed and transitioning city neighborhoods.
  • As a result, we believe that tailored approaches are needed to solve enduring generational problems.
  • After analyzing data compiled by the Department of City Planning’s PGHSNAP Initiative (that relate to education, poverty, crime, population decline, housing conditions and vacancy) and taking into considerationFourth Economy’s development of Tier I (distressed), Tier I bordering boroughs and Tier 2 (transitional) neighborhoods, we developed a list of six priority neighborhoods for our Fall 2014 Catalytic Program.
  • Due to limited funding in this round, we could not select all the neighborhoods that fit these criteria. A more subjective lens was applied to narrow the list and factors such as capacity and partnership potential were reviewed.
  • Future funding rounds will likely prioritize different geographies.

To learn more about the organization check out  neighborhoodallies.com or call 412-471-3727

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