Neighborhood Development


We are in the business of resilient and sustainable neighborhoods – and that starts with putting the right businesses and building projects in right places. 

Our team partners with developers to utilize real estate in a way that benefits our community and its residents. We work with Northside neighborhood-based organizations and private developers to create affordable home-ownership opportunities throughout the Northside. We do this by providing pre-development loans and construction financing.


Current for-sale housing development projects underway include:

Bonvue Street in Observatory Hill in conjunction with Observatory Hill, Inc.

Woodland Avenue in Brightwood/Marshall Shadeland in conjunction with Brightwood Civic Group

We also work with developers and non-profits to create affordable rental housing and to redevelop mixed-use buildings in neighborhood commercial districts. 


Current Mixed-Use projects include:

Observatory Hill / Perrysville Avenue Business District properties in conjunction with Observatory Hill, Inc.

Historic Deutschtown / East Ohio Street Business District Projects in conjunction with East Allegheny Community Council.

We also provide subordinate financing to help private developers close the gap on important and strategic commercial real estate development projects


Strategic Real Estate Projects:

The Northside Fund provided predevelopment, acquisition permanent financing to the Workingman’s Savings Hotel project in the 800 block of East Ohio Street (East Deutschtown Neighborhood)

The Brewery Project (home of Penn Brewing) in Troy Hill



Observatory Hill Deli and M&A Tax

Observatory Hill Deli and M&A Tax

“It’s amazing that they [The Neighborhood Community Development Fund (NCDF)] takes on projects that other lenders don’t want to take.”

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922 Middle Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212