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NEIGHBORHOOD OF FOCUS

Neighborhood of Focus

Starting in 2014, the CPC has chosen a specific area of the City in which to address quality of life issues for one to two year period. We engage community leaders and individuals who are already making a great impact in their neighborhood and provide support for more robust beautification initiatives.

Current Neighborhood of Focus – Perry Hilltop and Fineview

Highlights coming soon

2015-2016 – Hilltop District – Allentown, Beltzhoover, and Knoxville

Working with the Hilltop Alliance and Urbankind Institute, some of the highlights include:

  • Artistic board-up of 6 abandoned and blighted homes
  • Allegheny CleanWays cleared 89 dump sites and removed more than 200 tons of trash, including 1,403 tires
  • 10,658 lbs of electronics, 146 tires, and 25 appliances collected at the Hard-to-Recycle event organized by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and the Department of Public Works

2014-2015 – Hazelwood

Working with the Hazelwood Initiative and Center of Life, some of our highlights include:

  • Litter Prevention education at Youth Summer Camp
  • Installation of camera in Hazelwood Greenway to monitor illegal dumping
  • Over 14 vacant lots and 3 roadsides cleared of 50,000 pounds of debris and vegetation by CPC member organization Allegheny CleanWays
  • 6,500 pounds of electronics and 92 Tires collected at neighborhood Hard to Recycle Collection organized by CPC member organization the Pennsylvania Resources Council