Operation Better Block

After the civil disturbances of the 1960′s, residents of Homewood-Brushton created Forever Action Together, Inc. (FAT) to stimulate the political, educational, social, and economic life of the community. In 1969, the Housing Committee of FAT was inspired by an article in the Pittsburgh, Post Gazette that detailed a summer youth program in New York that encouraged self-help to overcome neighborhood blight and deterioration.
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Cluster Planning

Change is coming to Homewood. The goal of Homewood Cluster Planning is to guide that change in the interest of Homewood’s residents. The Cluster Planning process will create a detailed land use vision for Homewood’s future based on the needs and desires of existing, present-day community stakeholders.
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New Programs Added

Operation Better Block is proud to announce the addition of 2 new programs: 1. Bridge To Benefits: Collaboration between Operation Better Block, Inc. (OBB) and the Homewood-Brushton YMCA, Bridge to Benefits (B2B) is a program designed to link financially struggling families to public benefits and services, utilizing community organizers from OBB and staff from the…


Recent Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS It’s that time of year again for the Dick’s Sporting Goods 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon! Operation Better Block is inviting residents from Homewood and surrounding neighborhoods to join us as we distribute fluids and cheer for marathon runners along mile marker 17.6. The Homewood Neighborhood Festival and Fluid Station Mile 17.6 will offer spectators free…

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