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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Westmoreland County Land Bank Receives $10,000 Revitalizing Westmoreland Grant

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County has awarded $150,000 to 11 nonprofits for new and creative projects that improve quality of life for residents of Arnold, Jeannette, Greensburg, Latrobe, Lower Burrell, Monessen and New Kensington. Each of t...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2015

Jeannette Route 30 Redevelopment Project Begins

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The Board of Directors for the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation, in partnership with the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony for the demolition of the former Monsour Medical Center T...Read more...

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Manor Borough Joins in the Fight Against Blight

Manor Borough joined the Westmoreland County Land Bank, making it the 15th municipality to participate in the countywide effort to eliminate blight in our communities.

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Hempfield Township Joins Westmoreland County Land Bank

Hempfield Township is the 14th municipality to join in the fight against blight.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Westmoreland County Land Bank Clears the Way for Redevelopment of Former Hospital Site

GREENSBURG (July 20) The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced they have reached an agreement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) that addresses the last remaining lien on the former Monsour Hospital prop...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

SOLD! Land Bank Sells First Properties and Returns Them to Tax Rolls

The First Church of God will invest in a new parking lot in West Newton Borough after purchasing two lots from the Land Bank. The once-blighted site is now a reuse that serves the local community.

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Standard Charitable Foundation Awards $5,000 Grant to the Westmoreland County Land Bank


Standard Charitable Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Westmoreland County Land Bank to help acquire vacant properties to support its homeownership program.

The Westmoreland County Land Bank was created to acquire and redevelop vacant, blighted properties to stabilize neighborhoods and assist eligible homebuyers in attaining their goal of home ownership. The program is available in the 11 targeted municipalities that have agreed to participate with the Land Bank. These communities include the cities of Latrobe, Greensburg, Jeannette; the boroughs of West Newton, Youngwood, Scottdale, Mount Pleasant, South Greensburg, Irwin; and the townships of Sewickley and Mount Pleasant. Of the twelve properties already owned by the Land Bank, two are homes slated for rehabilitation.

According to April Kopas, the director of the Westmoreland County Land Bank, "The Standard Charitable Foundation grant is an important piece to acquire abandoned homes in the effort to stabilize good neighborhoods. We are so grateful for this valued partnership and for Standard’s commitment to support stronger communities.”

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