Evictions Noticed

Evictions Noticed

Graph designed by The Pittsburgh Foundation For The Pittsburgh Foundation, I wrote Evictions Noticed: The Foundation leads a regional initiative to reduce the numbers of people forced from their homes. Outreach to magisterial courts, homeless advocates and housing...
Can zoning slow displacement?

Can zoning slow displacement?

Juma Mkomwa walks his children, Arbay, Mohamed and Halima, to the school bus stop near the family’s home in Northview Heights on Oct. 10. (Photo by John Altdorfer/PublicSource) For PublicSource, I wrote Booming Lawrenceville has priced out some residents. Would...
Inclusionary Zoning in Pittsburgh

Inclusionary Zoning in Pittsburgh

A cement truck passes by Foundry 41 at 41st and Willow streets in Lawrenceville. Foundry 41 is one of the newest luxury developments in the neighborhood. (Photo by John Altdorfer/PublicSource) Inclusionary zoning could help Pittsburgh generate more affordable housing,...
Renters with Convictions

Renters with Convictions

Rashad Williams, 32, works to build a wall at the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh on June 27, 2018. (Photo by Maranie Rae Staab/PublicSource) For PublicSource I wrote Pittsburgh task force takes on issue of landlords turning away renters with convictions. How severe are...
Meet Vivian Campbell

Meet Vivian Campbell

Vivian Campbell at the doorway of her “new” apartment at Mellon’s Orchards on April 25, 2017. (Photo by Maranie Rae Staab/PublicSource) After being displaced from Penn Plaza on March 31, 2017, Vivian Campbell was able to remain in the East Liberty neighborhood...