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Out and About in October 2019

November 1, 2019

On October 1, representatives from URA staff and Board of Directors, HOF Advisory Board Members, and members from the housing advocacy and nonprofit community attended a training session hosted by Michael Anderson from Center for Community Change and Nora Lichtash from the Womens Community Revitalization Project in Philadelphia. The speakers discussed Housing Trust Funds across the country and shared best practices.

The URA's Siena Kane spoke at the Think Beyond the Bank workshop on October 2. This event provided an opportunity for Pittsburgh startups and businesses to network, hear about popular local funding options and learn about programs new to town. Thanks to Chatham University's Women's Business Center, Riverside Center for Innovation, and Women's Business Enterprise Center East for hosting!

On October 4, the URA's Tom Link, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneuship and Lisa Moses, MWBE program officer represented the URA on a panel at the Small Business Resource Fair at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.  

On October 10, URA staff celebrated the ribbon cutting of Cornerstone Village Apartments (phase 2 of Larimer Choice Neighborhoods replacement housing) 150 units of mixed income rental housing in east liberty  

On October 16, URA/HOF staff attended the Fall 2019 City-Wide Public Safety Meeting: Building Blocks for Safer and Stronger Neighborhoods.

On October 24, URA staff attended Neighborhood Allies' Healthy Neighborhoods Awards Celebration to honor those working to transform Pittsburgh neighborhoods and create positive social impact.

On October 29, the URA's Lisa, Maya and Karlee attended GACO's 32nd Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair to share information on the URA's MWBE Program and financing for businesses.

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