Who You Gonna Call? It can be difficult for residents to understand who they should call to address non-emergency situations as well as identify whether a situation constitutes an emergency. This session will outline situational examples, identify appropriate contacts within the City for various issues and discuss new tools for addressing dangerous situations. Attendees should leave this session with knowledge on specific tools such as the MyBurgh App, 311 and the Nuisance Property Task Force.
Julianne Reiland: Department of Permits, Licensing, and Inspections
Wendy Urbanic: Pittsburgh 311/MyBurgh
Before It Comes Down This session will provide attendees with information on programs that provide resources to stabilize properties before they become problems. The focus of this session will be on opportunities for keeping people in their homes and the importance of opening lines of communication between community organizations and residents.
Katie McAuley: Rebuilding Together
Sarah Slater: Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Tim Dolan: Hilltop Alliance
DIY: Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Property Cracking paint, squeaking banisters and loose floorboards. There are simple actions that can be taken by residents or small community groups to help neighbors and stabilize their properties and prevent blight. This session will highlight what some of those easy solutions are and programs with resources for getting help.
Rene Cuenca: Design Center
Louis Sturgess: Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation
Jeaneen Zappa: Conservation Consultants, Inc.