– Tuesday 4/13, 12-1 p.m.
– Tuesday 4/13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
– Saturday 4/17, 10-11 a.m.
35 affordable apartments (1, 2, and 3 BRs) are coming online in Lower Lawrenceville at the brand new Sixth Ward Flats from ACTION Housing (3350 Penn Avenue and 207 34th Street). 8 units are reserved for people with disabilities. Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) are accepted, but not required. LU is available to assist anyone with completing the application, and we will be hand-delivering the applications on April 1st, the day the applications open, to ensure that these applications get first priority, so get in touch with us right away if you plan to apply at 412-802-7220 or info@LUnited.org.
|The good people at Trinity Baptist Church have partnered with the Food Bank to do a food distribution this Saturday, 3/20 from 1-3 p.m. 75 boxes of food are available, plus other household items. If your household could use a little extra food this week, sign up below or drop by the church at 3415 Ligonier Street during the hours above. Supplies are limited, so signing up in advance is encouraged (though not required).
Want to make a difference in your neighborhood? Consider running for an open position on Lawrenceville United’s Board of Directors!
What does the Board do?
The Board governs the organization and is ultimately responsible for LU’s conduct. The Board is responsible for setting LU’s goals in pursuit of its mission to improve and protect quality of life for all Lawrenceville residents, overseeing the Executive Director, monitoring the financial health of the organization, and making key decisions on matters affecting the community. For more information, please see this job description.
What’s the commitment like?
Board members are expected to serve at least one full term (2 years), attend monthly Board meetings, participate in at least one Board Committee (which usually meet every other month), participate in the annual Board training, and make a personally meaningful donation to the organization.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Lawrenceville United is committed to continuing to build a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors and organization, and we especially encourage residents from underrepresented populations to apply: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, renters, parents of school-age children, immigrants, womxn, older adults, people with disabilities, people with low income, and folks in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Lawreneville United is seeking a highly passionate, productive, strategic community organizer to join our team of dedicated community advocates and professional to staff the PEP Rally program, which works with families and community partners to strengthen and support Lawrenceville’s neighborhood public schools. To read the full job description, click HERE. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@LUnited.org by March 16, 2021.
In response to a proposed plan to reconfigure Pittsburgh Public Schools, LU provided testimony at the February 22nd public hearing in front of PPS administration and the School Board. Read our full testimony HERE. Are you a parent, caregiver, student, or community member interested in supporting strong public schools? Get involved with our PEP Rally program by reaching out to us at info@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220. We will be keeping the community posted on the status of this proposed plan.
New legislation (Council Bill 2021-1085) at the City of Pittsburgh is being considered for design standards for off-street parking for single-family attached homes. This comes after advocacy from Lawrenceville United and 11 other organizations called for this additional measure, among other measures, to limit the propagation of driveway curb cuts on walkable streets, due to the damage they do to public off-street parking, safety and accessibility, housing affordability, the creation of street trees, non-vehicular mobility, and neighborly interaction.
A Planning Commission hearing on the legislation is scheduled for Tuesday 2/23 at 2 p.m. Planning Commission will then provide a recommendation to City Council, who will also have a public hearing and then take final action on the zoning text amendment.
LU and partners will be providing testimony to support the proposed legislation, and once again advocating for further steps to limit the spread of driveway curb cuts on our walkable blocks. Read our full testimony HERE and contact Dave@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220 to get involved in this campaign.
The Pittsburgh Community Benefit Organization (CBO) Collaborative–comprised of Lawrenceville United, Lawrenceville Corporation, Bloomfield Development Corporation, and New Sun Rising–is seeking an experienced, highly organized professional in non-profit financial management to be our Shared Finance Manager!
Read the full job description, salary, and benefits package HERE and apply with cover letter and resume to HR@LUnited.org by 3/12/2021.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 6:30 p.m., LU hosted our February “Happenings” meeting, with a focus on recent crime trends. Dr. Heath Johnson from the Bureau of Police led a presentation on crime statistics for Lawrenceville in 2020 compared to 5-year averages. Lieutenant Lackner, Acting Commander of Zone 2 Police, provided an update on recent issues of concern, including a murder on the 4400 block of Davison Street, the arrests related to the bomb explosion in Lower Lawrenceville, and more. LU also provided some community updates.
Some key takeaways from the conversation with the Police:
To access all the materials from the meeting:
Our monthly “Happenings” Community Meeting took place on 1/19/2021. Click HERE to view a full recording of the meeting if you missed it!