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The Importance of Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Social return on investment (SROI) is a metric adapted from the traditional return on investment (ROI). SROI is used to measure social, environmental and economic gains that result from an investment, as opposed to the strictly monetary gains measured by traditional...
Equitable Recovery Playbook Highlights
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is one of the organizations featured in the Equitable Recovery Playbook that was recently launched by Neighborhood Allies to activate and direct dollars into communities that need it most. We're looking forward to partnering with...
Tri-COG Land Bank, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh Transform Abandoned Properties into Affordable Housing
On Wednesday, March 9, Tri-COG Land Bank (TCLB) sold a house in Rankin and rowhome in East Pittsburgh to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP), a nonprofit housing developer. Using funding from Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Pittsburgh and First Commonwealth Bank,...
John Sebastian Recognized with Chancellor’s Distinguished Award
John Sebastian, RTP's Governance Committee Chair and director of the McKamish Construction Management Program at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, was recently recognized with a Chancellor’s Distinguished Award for Public Service. From all...
Rebuilding Profile: Veni Mittal
Veni Mittal, energy auditor and assessment coordinator at RTP, is a highly educated sustainability professional, with master’s degrees from Thapar University in India and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She is very knowledgeable about standards of energy...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Holiday
In 2020, the DEI Committee at Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh proposed the creation of Service Holidays. These holidays – including MLK Day, Juneteenth, and Veterans Day – combine four hours of service with four hours of traditional paid holiday leave to allow staff...
Winter Newsletter Notes From Alan Sisco
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh’s work to make everyone's homes safe and healthy has always been motivated by our belief in equity. However, we know that we still have work to do to overcome true racial inequality and injustice in the communities that welcome us each...
Contractor Corner: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 57
Skilled painting, wallcovering, or drywall installation is part of almost every RTP repair project. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents industrial painters, commercial painters, wallcoverers, drywall finishers, architectural glass and...
[Re]Builders Care Package Drive!
We've been hard at work completing healthy home repairs for our low-income neighbors, taking every precaution to keep our staff and clients safe. We hope that our [Re]Builders are continuing to stay safe while restrictions ease in our region. Many of our homeowners...
AmeriCorps volunteers provide big boost to Hill District block
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