The Penn Hills Community Development Corporation was founded in the fall of 2009 when members of the Penn Hills community came together to hold a conversation about community strengths and the challenges we face. Out of this conversation it was decided that a community development corporation would be the best way to build on those strengths and tackle our weaknesses.
In early 2010, the first PHCDC board was formed. Today our board members come from a variety of backgrounds with diverse strengths in the areas of housing, business, education, the arts and community organization. Above all, they share a love of Penn Hills and a desire to make improvements to our community.
The Penn Hills CDC was founded as a membership organization; our members are our lifeline and our priorities are shaped by their interests. The Penn Hills CDC currently has two committees focused on issues deemed most important to the community: (1) Community Economic Development (2) Beautification and Sustainability.
In its infancy, the Penn Hills CDC established a community garden located on Jefferson Road. A portion of all harvests are donated to local food banks. Exciting future projects are in the works so stay tuned! Better yet, become a member, get involved, and help us work to make Penn Hills be the best community it can be!