Pittsburgh

 


Community Investment and Affordable Housing

  • Garfield Glen: Garfield Glen consists of a 45 unit; Single-Family, Lease-Purchase project developed using LIHTC in the Northeast suburb (Garfield Heights) of Pittsburgh. The subject project will be a re-development involving the new construction of townhomes and detached homes on infill lots over a five block radius in the Bloomfield-Garfield neighborhood. A total of 27 detached homes and 18 townhome/duplex units will be built ranging from 1,100–1,800 square feet. All units provide two to four beds. Garfield Glen will complement the successful homeownership development by providing a rental option with similar amenities for families they may not have the means to purchase their home.

  • E-Magnify: Piloted “business blitzes” that partners Huntington’s Business Specialists and District Manager with a seasoned E-Magnify counselor to provide financial education to established businesses in underserved markets.

  • Small Business Working Group (PCRG): The Small Business Working Group (SBWG) is one of PCRG's newest working groups with a core focus on small business capital, building technical assistance connection among parties and commercial development in our neighborhoods. Small Business Working Group will focuses on enabling community based organizations to bring impactful capital/banking services to their small businesses.

  • Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania: Huntington colleagues participated in three separate “JA in a Day” events at Pittsburgh area low to moderate income schools. The events consist of Huntington colleagues visiting the schools for the day in order to teach age-appropriate financial education curriculum.

  • Seeds for Growth: In October, Huntington presented a free educational program, “Seeds for Growth,” that addressed many of the issues facing nonprofits from this region. Some of the topics addressed at the Huntington Seeds for Growth program were: current and pending regulatory developments, leveraging the commonwealth resources, best practices for budgeting and contingency planning, planned giving and fundraising, advancing your organization's story, reducing stress in your organization and the ever changing landscape of social media.

  • Backpacks: The bank again donated 3,000 backpacks in August to help low-income families squeezed by the cost of sending children back to school. Huntington’s donation was supported by Big Lots Inc., which provided discounted pricing for the backpacks. This year, in a new addition to the program, Huntington employed Life's Work, a nonprofit agency to help bank colleagues with stuffing the backpacks.

  • Northside Community Development Loans: In June 2009, Huntington entered a six-year commitment to contribute $50,000 a year to the North Side Leadership Conference as part of Pennsylvania's Neighborhood Partnership Program tax credit program. The Huntington money will be used to support the neighborhood's small businesses through the North Side Community Development Loan fund, which makes micro loans to established and start-up businesses for real estate, capital, and equipment. Huntington also provides a business banker to serve on the loan review committee. The project has already created 40 new jobs in the area.


Meeting Critical Needs

  • Auberle
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Children's Home of Pittsburgh
  • Dog Day Festival
  • Dollar Energy Fund
  • Governor Ed Rendell's Get Help Now Desk, a state-wide help desk to help those in need during the economic downturn. Huntington colleagues donated 100 hours to respond to callers seeking credit counseling, foreclosure prevention, credit repair, housing and predatory loan arbitration.
  • Heritage Community Initiative
  • Hometown Heroes Salute
  • Jefferson County Fourth Street Clinic
  • Penn State Extension Beaver County
  • Salvation Army
  • Tiger Pause
  • United Way of Beaver County
  • United Way of Jefferson County
  • Weirton United Way


Financial Education

  • Catholic Charities and the U.S. Western District Court banking fair for recent parolees
  • Financial Education Consortium of Pittsburgh
  • Foundation for Free Enterprise
  • Huntington Kids' Club: This program sets up a mock bank for elementary school children to run.
  • My Money My Life: A program started by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and nine local banks, including Huntington, to provide 16- to 19-year-olds from low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods with financial education.
  • Operation Hope: Banking On Our Future
  • Pittsburgh Saves


Additional Community Involvement

  • Backpack Giveaway: Last year, we gave away 1,000 backpacks to children in need, working with The Salvation Army to distribute them.
  • McCreary House
  • Penn State Extension Beaver County: The Gardens Project is a community initiative, managed by the Penn State Extension in Beaver County. The program originated about 6 years ago. Each year local school students, community members and master gardeners join together to plant 4,400 flowers along the traffic islands of Route 18. This year, Huntington had several volunteers for the daylong planting. 
  • Tyler Youth Group
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy: Sponsor of three gardens including the Huntington Welcome Garden at Fort Pitt Tunnel. These gardens add vitality to the local community. Planted each spring, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s community gardens have become a signature feature of our region, captivating residents and visitors throughout the growing season.



Pittsburgh Contact:
Kim Ravenda
The Huntington National Bank
310 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-227-6530 Phone
kim.ravenda@huntington.com