April 25, 2016: While many vacant homes continue to crumble in Wilkinsburg, a select few will have their stories told.
The Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour began as a project by Carnegie Mellon University to address the issue of urban decay in the borough. The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation adopted the tour during its second year.
“We get a lot of complaints from residents … they want to know how they could go about acquiring the vacant home next door, or if it can be demolished, or what is available for people to deal with vacancy and blight in their neighborhood,” said Marlee Gallagher, co-coordinator of the tour. Read more from 90.5 WESA.