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Bike Ride, Flea Market & Health Fair
July 10th | Saturday @10am & noon-4pm
Join us for a day to learn how we can become healthier as a community! The day will start with a guided bike ride along the Hazelwood Green Bike Trail over the Hot Metal Bridge and into the Southside. Healthy Ride will have guides and bikes available to rent for free. Please RSVP so we can know how many people to expect and how many bikes to have on hand. After the ride, we invite you to go to the Spartan Center for the monthly flea market hosted by Arts Excursions Unlimited. This time, there will also be a community health fair! Sign up HERE.
Hazelwood Community Meeting
July 13th | Tuesday @ 6pm
Join us for our Monthly Community Meeting to get the latest news on proposed developments as well as resources to help you stay in your home comfortably and protect your health. This month's presenters will talk about ways to get help to pay your water bill, art projects on Hazelwood Green, and initiatives to improve public greenspaces.
RSVP HERE to get the Zoom Link. Meetings have captions for those with hearing difficulties.
CALL IN TO LISTEN: (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 853 9182 9343
Meetings are every second Tuesday of the month.
Hazelwood Greenway Goat Hike
July 17th | Saturday @ 9:30am -11:30am
Join us for a wellness walk led by Kathryn Hunninen of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. We will talk about the ways that you can use walking in the woods for physical and mental health improvement.
We'll also have a special stop to visit with the goats that are working to remove invasive weeds from the greenway! Gavin Deming, of Allegheny Goatscape, will give a short talk about the work of the goats followed by an opportunity for visitors to enter the goatpen to pet the goats and take pictures!
There is a limit to how many people can be inside the goat pen at one time. Please RSVP HERE.
Snacks will be provided!
Community Bulletin Board
Click here to see what's going on in the neighborhood
ATTENTION!! The bid package for Gladstone Residences HAS BEEN RELEASED!
Emergency Rental Assistance
Our grant program for Hazelwood residents is closed, however, anyone in Allegheny County can now apply for the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) run by Action Housing. This program covers both rent and utilities that are past due from the date of the original COVID shutdown last March. You must make less than 80% of area median income, and prove that you either lost income due to COVID or saw an increase in your expenses. There is no separate application process for residents of the county--it is for everyone in Allegheny County. Apply for the program at
Help to Pay your Internet Bill
There is now a covid relief program for low-income families suffering from the digital divide. You may be eligible for up to $50 off your internet bill and a $100 rebate on an internet device. For more information and to apply go to https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit .
Additional COVID- 19 Resources
There are many organizations in our Greater Hazelwood community that are offering food and clothing assistance. There are also local, state, and federal resources for those that need rental and mortgage assistance during this time of crisis.
Stay informed and get involved!
Become a member
Membership is free and shows our funders that the community supports the work that we do. While anyone can attend a community meeting and we are proud to serve all residents of Hazelwood and Glen Hazel, only members can elect our Board of Directors. Each week, you will also receive our MailChimp newsletter letting you know of upcoming meetings, community events and job opportunities.
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If you would like to support the work that we do, then you can donate to our Neighborhood Investment Fund! Traditionally, the NIF has been used to support
the expansion of local small businesses,
neighborhood programs that provide residents with opportunities for enriched cultural experiences, and
assist local community groups in distributing needed resources such as food, school supplies, and diapers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this fund has been diverted entirely to support emergency relief efforts and provides up to $1,000 of rental, mortgage, utility, and property tax assistance as well as $200 for basic needs assistance.
To donate, please write a check payable to:
"Hazelwood Initiative, Inc."
Write: "NIF" in the memo line
Mail or Drop off to our mailbox here:
4901 Second Ave., 2nd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
We are a 501(c)3 Non-profit, Community Development Corporation proudly based in Hazelwood!
We love our neighborhood. It's why we organize projects that connect residents, offer programs to make homeownership affordable for Hazelwood renters, and work with stakeholders to balance commercial development with neighborhood needs.
Hazelwood Initiative, Inc.
4901 Second Ave, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
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