The family of Jasmine Devine (third from left) including daughters (from left) Jah’Niya, Erionna and Nylah, plus Mary Hester (rear) of LifeVenture Real Estate Services, and Brettney Duck (far right) of Catapult Greater Pittsburgh, pictured in Enright Court on March 30, 2021. (Photo by Jay Manning/PublicSource)

Building generational wealth in East Liberty has been a focus of ours at ELDI since our founding in 1979. In East Liberty’s 1999 community plan—A Vision for East Liberty— the community outlined their vision of a vibrant, mixed-income neighborhood.

Over the years, we’ve worked to make that dream a reality, stabilizing the neighborhood with commercial and market-rate development, all while preserving a healthy stock of affordable rental housing. Now that we are seeing the fruits of that hard work, we’re committed to preserving affordability well into the future by increasing affordable homeownership in the neighborhood.

Our work in Enright Court is one example of these efforts—a story which was recently covered by PublicSource. Since 2016, we have been working alongside Catapult Greater Pittsburgh to turn renting residents there into homeowners.

Thanks to PublicSource for telling this story and a big shout out to Mary Hester and Brettney Duck for all the great work they do in preparing families and individuals for homeownership!

“We’re giving the residents in this area an opportunity to be a part of something bigger,” Hester said. “We’re giving them an opportunity to build wealth, to break generational poverty.”

> Read the full piece here.