Wheatley: Hilltop neighborhood receives state funds to support, restore buildings in business district

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 31 – A South Pittsburgh-based nonprofit has been awarded a $41,000 state grant to restore and support two anchor buildings in the Hilltop neighborhood of Allentown, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, announced today.

Wheatley said the $41,026 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities program will be used by the Hilltop Alliance to stabilize and enhance the two buildings in the first block of Allentown’s East Warrington Avenue business district.

“This grant will help ensure communities and neighborhoods like Allentown remain vibrant centers for business and culture, with the combined goal of economic development and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents and visitors alike,” said Wheatley. “Such investments help these neighborhood communities preserve and protect its heritage for generations to come.”

The Keystone Communities program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, supports local initiatives designed to grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, foster effective public-private partnerships, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.

More information on the program can be found here.