City of Bridges Awarded $750,000 Grant From Federal Home Loan Bank Of Pittsburgh

City of Bridges Community Land Trust been awarded $750,000 from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s (FHLB) Affordable Housing Program (AHP) for the construction of four new, permanently affordable, owner-occupied homes in Polish Hill. These four units are part of a total of eight new homes that will be built at the key neighborhood intersection of Dobson and Brereton … Read More

White Comfort and Black Lives: A statement of support for Black Lives Matter

By Ed Nusser, Executive Director of City of Bridges CLT Author’s Note: It is a distinct privilege and honor to lead City of Bridges CLT.  Every day I have the chance to work with an amazing group of individuals who make up our staff and board. Every single team member brings unique expertise and lived experiences to our work. As a … Read More

City of Bridges Community Land Trust is Now Incorporated as a Regional Nonprofit

We are excited to share that City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CLT) has officially launched and is now incorporated as a nonprofit! We can’t wait to get to work expanding the community land trust model and creating permanently affordable housing throughout the Pittsburgh region. City of Bridges CLT will host a Launch Party to celebrate on Wednesday, October 30 … Read More

City of Bridges Community Land Trust appoints Ed Nusser as Interim Executive Director

Click here to download a PDF of this press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Courtney Taylor 412-621-1811 x104 NEW REGIONAL NONPROFIT SELECTS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PITTSBURGH, PA -City of Bridges Community Land Trust, the first regional organization dedicated to developing and stewarding permanent affordability, has appointed Ed Nusser to serve as Interim Executive Director. Ed Nusser most recently … Read More

The Buyer-Initiated Program Is Here To Help You Purchase A Home!

City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CLT) is pleased to announce its newest program, aimed at creating permanently affordable homeownership in the greater Pittsburgh region. The Buyer-Initiated program offers down payment assistance to income-qualified homebuyers. The Buyer-Initiated program provides income-qualified, mortgage-ready homebuyers with flexible grants of up to $30,000 to put toward down payments, closing costs, or home repairs on … Read More

CLT Phase I – check!

In 2018, the Lawrenceville CLT completed the first CLT homes in Western PA. This development was the catalyst for City of Bridges Community Land Trust. Here’s more about our houses! 6 new homes / 1 renovation homes Four 3-bedroom homes / three 2-bedroom homes 5 duplexes / 2 freestanding 14-month timeline from close on construction financing to close on the … Read More

Intersections 2018

Did you attend the Grounded Solutions Network conference here in Pittsburgh in October 2018? With the generous support of PNC Bank and The Heinz Endowments, we were able to coordinate scholarships for 25 Pittsburgh-area affordable housing practitioners and community members.  CLT staff stayed busy as members of the host committee. Whether we were showing our neighborhoods to practitioners from around … Read More

Announcing City of Bridges

We are a new, independent nonprofit that works closely with community organizations and individuals. We develop permanently affordable assets to strengthen community and improve the quality of our buildings and housing. We connect people to resources and & empower more and better prepared homeowners. We provide ongoing stewardship for long-term neighborhood stability and individual opportunity. From the news of the … Read More