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Mexican War Streets

Pittsburgh

The historic Mexican War Streets neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side is among the places where PHLF challenged demolition policies. Instead, we acquired old buildings, restored them, and sold them to new owners thereby validating a market for housing. This central North Side neighborhood is now among the most desirable places to live because of preservation.

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Lending For Historic Preservation

As the lending arm of PHLF, Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (LCCC)—a non-profit subsidiary— advances the cause of preservation by extending loans to projects that facilitate restoration activities in historic neighborhoods throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Among the projects we have so far financed in 2019 is a $120,000 loan to Debra Smallwood, a retired Army veteran, who lives in the central North Side of Pittsburgh. Ms. Smallwood, who has a passion for working with young people to inspire them toward achieving higher education and employment, approached us for a loan to help her renovate the adjoining house in the duplex where she lives with her daughter.

She hopes to create an affordable rental house in the newly renovated house which she will make available to young people new to the job market on the North Side.

Certified by the United States Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), LCC makes sixty percent of its loans in low-to moderate-income neighborhoods to either for-profit or non-profit developers.

Contact Senior Loan Officer, Rob Wagner (rob@phlf.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 538) for more information or if you wish to discuss your project or to apply for a loan.

Featured Project

House Renovation, Central North Side, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633