People, Place, and Housing: An Update on Larimer’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

GWP Members Only Program
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
10:00am to 1:30pm EDT
Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Ave
PA 15206
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*Note - Registration for this program will close on Wednesday, August 23.

In June of 2014, the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Larimer was awarded a highly competitive $30 million U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department Choice Neighborhoods grant.

This neighborhood development initiative has intentionally preserved affordable housing, with 85 units of new-construction, mixed-income housing completed and occupied and plans for 249 more within next 3 years; 1/3 of which will all be affordable. But this initiative is about much more than just housing; it’s also about health, employment, education, recreation, and most importantly - people.

Join us for an update from community stakeholders and residents on the strategic investments being made in Larimer and the transformation taking place with people, place, and housing.


  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM     Background and Update on the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Tour of Larimer
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM        Lunch and Learn with CNI Residents



  • Caster Binion, Executive Director, Housing Authority of City of Pittsburgh
  • Jessica Smith Perry, Assistant Director of Housing, Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • Chris Shea, President & CEO, East Baltimore Development Inc. (Formerly Director of Special Projects for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh)
  • Becky Gloninger, Senior Project Director, Urban Strategies, Inc.
  • Larimer Consensus Group: Stan Holbrook, Donna Jackson, and Betty Lane
  • Plus! Personal stories from CNI residents


*Lunch will be provided.

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