The Penn Hills CDC is its own organizational entity, separate from each of these valuable institutions in our community. The Penn Hills CDC does not replace existing institutions and their functions. That being said, every initiative that we undertake will require that we work with other organizations in Penn Hills. For example, in order to rehab housing we will need to work with code enforcement officials and the planning department; to bring business to Penn Hills we will need to work closely with the Chamber of Commerce; to enhance public safety cooperation with the Penn Hills police and the existing crime watch program will be critical. The Penn Hills CDC may acquire its own grant monies to pursue desired projects, but we will not be able to accomplish them without community and organizational cooperation.