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Summary: Pittsburgh LISC/PPND (PDF)

In Pittsburgh, LISC’s partner—the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development (PPND)—is building on the local assets and energy of engaged residents to ensure low-income families have access to excellent education, good jobs, affordable health care, quality housing, convenient transportation, varied cultural resources and ample green spaces. PPND pursues Building Sustainable Communities objectives by providing early investments and technical expertise to make neighborhoods safer, cleaner and stronger.

Signs of success are growing. In East Liberty and Lawrenceville, commercial development and new housing are taking root. In Oakland, residents are accessing good jobs and better homes. The once deteriorated South Side is now marked by thriving businesses and appreciating homes. In Southern Hilltop, community-wide dialogue is driving innovative activities that are building relationships, mobilizing involvement and developing a shared community change agenda. LISC and PPND are organizing efforts around public safety, housing renovation (including weatherization) and the coordination of social services. Building Sustainable Communities is in full swing.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $68,616,774
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 1,946 affordable homes and apartments
  • 620,799 square feet of retail and community space
  • $229,869,220 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $14,964,053
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 97 affordable homes and apartments
  • 10,422 square feet of retail and community space
  • $22,620,389 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • NFL Youth Football Fund

Public Sector Support

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development