Blight Busters

Blight Busters

2:00 pm on the fourth Monday of every month, SRCOG creates a space where individuals and local officials can see how others throughout the region are actively working to “bust” blight from their communities. Since the sessions  began in March 2012, a variety of topics have been covered including: land banking, brownfield redevelopment, storm water mitigation, delinquent tax collection & sheriff sale, urban farming, affordable housing and business district revitalization. The core group of 20 – 30 stakeholders attending monthly come to hear the latest strategies available on revitalizing and preserving neighborhoods and afterwards have the opportunity to network and converse with the presenter and others in attendance.

 Previous Session:

Sustainable Pittsburgh, PA Municipal Certification Program


Jim Price provided information about the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program. This program is a platform for demonstrating excellence, accelerating the policy and practice of good government and gaining recognition statewide. Learn how the Municipal Certification program, a program managed by the Pennsylvania Municipal League and recognized by DCED, helps incorporate sustainability into your daily municipal work. A community that embraces sustainability will improve financial stability, social equity and environmental stewardship. We will discuss how working towards these goals through the criteria laid out in the program will help prevent and mitigate the effects of blight and abandonment both directly and indirectly.

Download the SP presentation Here

 Next Session: 

Who: Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Illegal Dump Free PA

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2pm

Where: 1705 Maple Avenue Homestead, PA 15120. Free on-street parking is available around the SVCOG building.

Past Presentations:

Past Presentation and Hand-outs are available for Download

If you or your organization is interested in presenting at a future Blight Buster, please contact An Lewis at or call our offices at (412) 462 – 7600