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HUD Archives: Funding Annoucements

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"HUD Archives: 2012 Funds Available." HUD Archives. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 30 Jan. 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://archives.hud.gov/funding/2012/fundsavail.cfm>.

 

This site provides grant announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The announcements provide subpages filled with the type of funding offered by the department and the funding requirements. The site is credible as it is the official government site. The site and its links can provide valuable contributions to the projects that I am developing as they provide information on the Community Development Block Grants and how the funding is dispersed. 

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mckeesport.pdf

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"McKeesport (US Steel National Tube Works)." Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center. Carnegie Mellon University, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.cmu.edu/steinbrenner/brownfields/>.

 

This piece provides insight into McKeesport's decline through specifics on the US Steel National Tube Works and its impact on the region. The article provides information on the environmental problems, social/community infrastructure, physical infrastructure, and economic/community impact, among others. The legitimacy of the piece is established through the numerous credible sources listed and the fact that it was produced by a notable academic center. It is a valuable contribution to the projects that I am developing as it provides important background information on the manufacturing industry that largely impacted the region's development.

 

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Main Street McKeesport: A painful decline

Main Street McKeesport: A painful decline | McKeesport | Scoop.it
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Silver, Jonathan D. "Main Street McKeesport: A painful decline." Post-Gazette.com. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 15 June 1995. Web. 14 Mar. 2014 <http://old.post-gazette.com/regionstate/19990615mmckeesport3.asp>.

 

This article provides insight into McKeesport's decline. The article provides information on how the commercial district in McKeesport has added to the city's overall decline in terms of industry and population. The article was reported with multiple sources from the city, and took a largely anecdotal approach to telling the story. It is a valuable contribution to the projects I am developing as it shows some of the reporting on the city in the past. While the article is dated, it tells the city's story in a compelling way, and will act as a positive example as I shape my pieces.

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Mon Valley & McKeesport News, Tourism and History | Tube City Online | tubecityonline.com

Mon Valley & McKeesport News, Tourism and History | Tube City Online | tubecityonline.com | McKeesport | Scoop.it
McKeesport area and Mon Valley news, information and history from Tube City Community Media Inc., a non-profit corporation.
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Togyer, Jason. "Welcome to the Heart of America’s Historic Steel Valley." Mon Valley & McKeesport News, Tourism and History. Tube City Online, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.tubecityonline.com/>.

 

This site provides insight into McKeesport's future. The type of information provided by the website is different than some of my other sources because it focuses on the city's future from an activist prospective. The cite establishes its legitimacy by outlining the members on the board and who writes the different piece on the site. The writing is  a valuable contribution to the projects that I am developing as it focuses on different activities in McKeesport that are not reported by the mainstream news media or traditional outlets.

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McKeesport Memories

McKeesport Memories | McKeesport | Scoop.it
A place for anyone who's interested in the history of our city. Feel free to post pictures,...
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"McKeesport Memories." Facebook: McKeesport Memories. Facebook, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <https://www.facebook.com/mckeesportmemories>.&nbsp>.

This site provides insight into the people connected to McKeesport and the city's history. The site includes posts by people who live in McKeesport, once lived in the city, had family once in the city, or are interested in the city. The site isn't a valid source in the traditional academic sense, but opens up the opportunity for other interview sources, anecdotes, and pictures.

 

 

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Urban Design Ventures | Community, Economic and Housing Development

Urban Design Ventures | Community, Economic and Housing Development | McKeesport | Scoop.it
URBAN DESIGN VENTURES, LLC provides advice on housing & development issues including; Planning Consultants, Housing Consultants, Historic Preservation, Historic Tax Credits (HTC), Section 106 Consultation, Architecture, Redevelopment
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"About Us." Urban Design Ventures | Community, Economic and Housing Development. Urban Design Ventures, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. <http://urbandesignventures.com/aboutus>.   

 

This site provides insight into the consulting firm that the McKeesport Planning and Development Corporation has contracted. The site outlines the firm’s mission, founding and the clients that the firm has helped. The site is credible as it is the official source provided by the firm, and is a valuable contribution to the projects I am developing as it provides information on other cities that have used similar development processes and approaches.

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania (PA 15132) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news

McKeesport, Pennsylvania (PA 15132) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news | McKeesport | Scoop.it
McKeesport, Pennsylvania detailed profile
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"McKeesport, Pennsylvania." City-Data.com. City-Data, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. <http://www.city-data.com/city/McKeesport-Pennsylvania.html>.&nbsp;  

 

This site provides insight into McKeesport's demographics. The site provides a break down for the city in terms of gender, age, household income, and crime rates, among others. The site seems credible as it lists where the information came from, but the numbers should also be cross referenced as the site also has a disclaimer. It is a valuable contribution to the projects I am developing as it provides insight into how the city can be broken down by statistics (even if they are not immediately seen when visiting the area).

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McKeesport amends its budget for grants

McKeesport amends its budget for grants | McKeesport | Scoop.it
McKeesport is amending its budget for federal Community Development Block Grant funding in fiscal year 2013-14. Council unanimously approved the change on Wednesday, transferring responsibility ...
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Vertullo, Jennifer R. "McKeesport amends its budget for grants." TribLIVE.com. The Tribune Review, 6 Feb. 2014. Web. 14 Mar. 2014 <http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesport/yourmckeesportmore/5541561-74/development-community-grant#axzz2svbgUDmL>.

 

This article provides insight into what the McKeesport City Council is using it city funding on, and how they are going through the process of deciding. The article provides information on the city's Community Development Block Grant budget, and how they are currently shifting money around within it. The article was reported with multiple sources within the city government, adding to its legitimacy. It is a valuable contribution to the projects I am developing as it relays some of the most up to date reporting on the city's development efforts.

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Home - www.mckeesport.org

Home - www.mckeesport.org | McKeesport | Scoop.it
Working Together For A Better McKeesport
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"Home." Working Together for a Better McKeesport. City of McKeesport, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.mckeesport-pa.gov/home/>.

 

This site provides insight into McKeesport's governmental structure. The site includes information on the mayor, city council, meeting minutes, housing, and community development, among others. The site is developed by city officials, and is a valuable source for my project as it provides information and numbers for different sources within the city. 

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Councils unite to fight blight in eastern suburbs

Councils unite to fight blight in eastern suburbs | McKeesport | Scoop.it
The executive director of the Steel Valley Council of Governments said the feasibility of financing a local land bank to acquire blighted properties will be ...
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Cloonan, Patrick. "Councils Unite to Fight Blight in Eastern Suburbs." TribLIVE.com. The Tribune Review, 4 Oct. 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2014 <http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesport/yourmckeesportmore/4820272-74/blight-councils-community#axzz2sEHe1TzI>.

 

This article provides insight into how multiple suburbs are experiencing similar conditions to McKeesport, and what is being done to develop them. The article provides information on Community Development Block Grants and how the areas are working to use them. The article was reported with multiple sources adding to its legitimacy. It is a valuable contribution to the projects I am developing as it shows some of the reporting that has already been done related to the topic.

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View our Properties - RIDC

View our Properties - RIDC | McKeesport | Scoop.it
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"View our Properties." RIDC. Regional Industrial Development Corporation, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://ridc.org/properties/>.

 

This site provides insight into the type of property that remains in McKeesport. The site includes a listing of properties owned by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation. The site is credible as it is the corporation's official site, and is a valuable contribution to the projects I am developing as it provides information on the McKeesport Industrial Center.

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