$75,000 Hosanna House, Inc.: Bring It To Light
PROJECT: Bring It To Light
PROGRAM: Spring 2015 Catalytic Grants
GRANTEE: Hosanna House, Inc.
Hosanna House will implement a placemaking project by completing beautification and infrastructure improvements (sidewalks, greenery, gardens, treescapes, benches, public signs, HHI signs) to improve the image of the area and connect Penn Avenue to the Hosanna House front porch, providing a sense of safety, security, and place for the community. Local youth will play a strategic role in the process, building and maintaining the garden/greenspace, and the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh will provide technical assistance and labor for the construction portion of the project. Bring It To Light will be the spark that begins to attract investors, developers, and new business and will connect business patrons and residents on Penn Avenue with the valuable resources provided at Hosanna House. The process will engage community residents and business owners and implement part of the community’s redevelopment plan, targeting their efforts with Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation’s “Good All Over Wilkinsburg” Small Business Support & Investment project that will support established Wilkinsburg businesses and attract new business to Penn Avenue.