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Starting a business can be a challenge, but don’t let that stop you from going after your goals. The Neighborhood Community Development Fund (formerly known as the “Northside Community Development Fund”) helps Allegheny County’s entrepreneurs and housing projects acquire the loans – and sometimes the leadership and support – needed to give a great idea or plan momentum. Let our team be your partner (better yet, the people in your corner) to help position your business for success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for a new space, need financial support to take your business to the next level, or just aren’t quite sure where to start with your strategy – we have your back.
Statement on Racial Inequity
We have seen the long shadow of our nation’s racist legacies perpetuate an unequal America. We see the economic and personal toll every day in small business lending to minority and women owned businesses in underserved neighborhoods, redlining mortgages, and credit evaluation and discrimination in personal lending.
Over 20 years ago, the Neighborhood Community Development Fund was created to mitigate the economic impacts of discrimination locally – and to help regional small businesses, entrepreneurs, neighborhood organizations, and developers to access lending and development support. These principles have driven our work ever since, but this work isn’t done. This issue is important to us, and our board and staff are dedicated to equity, diversity and a just society for all – regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, income, or station in life. Our neighbors deserve the best.
Our team plays large and small roles in local business and real estate redevelopment projects, so you can trust that you’re in good hands from the moment we get started. The proof? Our successful projects that are adding character and authenticity to neighborhoods throughout Allegheny County.
“It’s amazing that they [The Neighborhood Community Development Fund] take on projects that other lenders don’t want to take.”
Woodland Avenue Affordable Housing
The Woodland Avenue Revitalization Strategy consists of an acquisition, rehab, and resale strategy of vacant homes in the Marshall Shadeland neighborhood on the Northside.
The Steel Shaker
Our loan officers help dreams come true. “Stefani at the Development Fund is my girl, she is the best,” said Steve Huetter.
Our newest Impact Report, “Building Stronger Neighborhoods Together,” shares how we’ve helped small businesses in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County — both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the reopening process. Everything we’ve done has underscored our commitment to increasing equity through working with minority and women-owned businesses, and underserved communities.
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3923 Perrysville Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15214