The “New” East Liberty






By Greg Godels The catchword is “gentrification”—the popular and relatively benign word for a process of displacement and neglect of poor and minority communities in favor of an urban settler class of young, well-off, and mostly white urban gentry. It is not something entirely new or original: for over half a century, neglectful displacement has […]

Housing Crisis Impacts Hill District Residents






By Carl Redwood In Pittsburgh there is an affordable housing crisis, which is severely impacting families and households with low and very low incomes. Black families are being forced out of the city in large numbers because of their lack of affordable housing options. Over the last four decades, politicians have promised a city that […]

Fighting For Public Transit and Equitable Communities






By Molly Nichols and Casy Stelitano Between 2007 and 2013, the Port Authority of Allegheny County was faced with a severe funding crisis and cut 30% of their service, eliminating over 100 bus routes, laying off hundreds of workers and closing a garage. In just 4 years, fares went up 25%. This story is far […]