Education & Resources

The WCDC works to provide helpful resources for residents related to housing, property acquisition and rehab, vacant land projects and more. 

Resident Resources

These resources are for current residents.

Resident Resources

Service Request FormComplete this Borough form  to report issues like road repairs, street lights, code enforcement issues, abandoned vehicles

Vacant and/or Blighted Property

Resources in this section are focused the aqusition, reclaimation and reuse of vacant/blighted buildings or structures.

Acquiring a Vacant Building

Rehab and Reuse




Vacant Land

These resources are focused on the aquisition, reclamation and reuse of vacant land where no buildings or structures are present. 

Acquiring Vacant Land

Reclamation/Reuse/Volunteer Greening

  • Wilkinsburg and Pollinator Garden Resources
  • Litter Clean Up Kits – supplies provided by Allegheny CleanWays & Friends of the Riverfront
  • Garden & Farm Resources – learn more about backyard gardens, community gardens, school gardens and urban farms by Grow Pittsburgh
  • Lots to Love – a guide by Grounded for community organizations and residents interested in transforming vacant lots.
  • Pittsburgh Mobile Toolbox – a shared community resource with landscaping tools for neighborhood cleanups, vacant lot beautification.
  • CommunityCare – apply to participate in an incentive-based stewardship program that works with residents to beautify their neighborhoods
  • Refresh Fund – Apply for up to $500 worth of materials and supplies for a vacant lot project
  • Land Doctorteam of community  project consultants that provide direct assistance to any resident looking to access, reclaim, transform, or otherwise take care of vacant land in their neighborhood
  • Grow Pittsburgh– Has an innovative guide on what to look for when evaluating a plot for a community garden along with best practices and resources available


Resources and information on homebuying and housing stabilization programs.


Closing Costs Assistance

Housing Stablization

Rehab & Repair

Renter Resources

These resources are focused on programs to assist renters.

Rental Assistance

Legal Protections


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Business resources that help you get ahead.

To inquire about our business assistance programs and support, please email, call us at (412) 727-7855 or click the contact button below.