In 2014, Neighborhood Allies re-launched as a new and improved, 21st century community development intermediary with a renewed and revamped commitment to improving the social and physical infrastructures of Pittsburgh’s distressed and transitional communities.
For almost 30 years prior to the launch of Neighborhood Allies, we operated as the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development (PPND), an organization dedicated to the core mission of creating vibrant communities in Pittsburgh. More than $100 million has been invested by PPND and its partner, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), along with close to $300 million leveraged in other funds, toward the goal of making our neighborhoods safer and healthier places where people want to live, work, and invest. We have made tremendous progress toward building vibrant communities and we are proud of PPND’s role in that process. Even so, we believe that Pittsburgh cannot claim its transformation is complete until all its neighborhoods are healthy and sustainable. So, we intend to continue our work and refine the way we operate and invest, when necessary, to achieve the highest level of success for the entire region.