The Penn Hills Community Development Corporation (PHCDC) began in the fall of 2009 when members of the Penn Hills community came together to hold a community conversation about the strengths and challenges our community faces. Out of this conversation it was decided that a community development corporation is the best way to build on our strengths and tackle our weaknesses. In the winter of 2010 our first CDC board was formed. Board members come from a variety of backgrounds with diverse strengths in the areas of housing, business, education, the arts, and community organizing. Above all, they share a love of Penn Hills and a desire to make improvements to our community.