Gentrification has had an impact on East Liberty, writes 16-year-old Jeremiah Davis, and such changes to the neighborhood shouldn't always mean displacement of residents. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)

What’s left when the gentrifiers come marching in

When I was in elementary school, many houses in my neighborhood of North Point Breeze sat empty. There were abandoned homes right behind the one I lived in, and instead of being unhappy that they weren’t filled with families and kids my age, I always appreciated the quietness and privacy that they brought.

Gaudenzia’s proposed drug rehab expansion troubles Hill District residents, including retired police officer Brenda Tate

Gaudenzia, a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment corporation, wants to expand its presence in the Hill District. But the Hill's residents are troubled by its proposal because they believe the services are not benefitting its community members and that the company is not paying attention to the community's wishes regarding its location.

A person walks along Hamilton Avenue in Homewood on Dec. 21, 2017. (Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource)

Pittsburgh is hoping to preserve many of the low-income Bethesda-Homewood housing units

After weeks of scrambling to assist the tenants, city officials and local community groups may have hashed out a plan to salvage the units that can be rehabilitated and to keep HUD’s funding eligible at the properties — or at least within the city of Pittsburgh. So it’s possible, though not certain, that tenants like Makeela and her dad could stay in their homes.