MILLVALE (KDKA) – A Millvale property is getting new life and is helping others to start a new one.

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By Nikki Pena / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

James Simon wants to show Pittsburgh that public art can be a tool for urban renewal. For proof, all he has to do is point out his window.

"Public art is my profession," he said. "I am someone who believes that public art is good for a neighborhood and city.

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Federal grant supports Allegheny County services for homeless


By Adam Brandolph 

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:42 a.m.

A $14.3 million federal grant to reduce homelessness in Allegheny County will continue to support programs such as Action Housing's Homeless Youth Transition Program, its executive director said on Friday.

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By The Tribune-Review 

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:36 a.m.

Action-Housing Inc. will open two additional housing units on Thursday to provide emergency shelter for homeless female veterans and their children.

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By Sam Spatter 

Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9:20 p.m.

Army veteran Sharia White and her two teenage children were homeless for about a week until the South Side-based Veterans Leadership Program found her temporary housing in Braddock.

“I'm looking for more permanent housing, but it's difficult finding a three-bedroom apartment,” said White, 56, an unemployed forklift operator who needs knee replacement surgery.

More than 1,200 veterans in Allegheny County are homeless, said Jill Bejger-Frederick, a spokeswoman with the Veterans Leadership Program, which has found homes for three other female veterans and four children through a program called Project Journey. Two apartments in Millvale will be available in April.

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