Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sheraden Homeownership Fair

Nearly 50 residents attended the Sheraden Homeownership Fair held this past Sunday, April 14, at the Holy Innocents Parish gymnasium. Attendees were greeted with lots of valuable information, food (generously sponsored by councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith), and free giveaways (S&T Bank's foldable shopping bag and a miniature watering can and planter from Northwest Savings Bank were especially popular).

Short presentations were given by about a dozen event participants on a number of topics, from credit repair and foreclosure prevention, obtaining bank financing to purchase a home, working with realtors and contractors, to saving money on your monthly energy bills.

Local community organizations were also present, like the Kiwanis Club of Sheraden (they brought cookies!), the Sheraden Community Council, the West End Alliance, and the West End Works Neighborhood Employment Center. CAPture Production Studios was on hand to showcase a series of commercials highlighting each District 2 neighborhood.

The 2 hour event served to provide a strong starting point for families wanting to become Sheraden homeowners and generated lots of positive conversations about the continuing revitalization of this West Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and participated for making this event a great success!

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