Helping Hispanic Businesses and Families:
Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation
The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC), a community development corporation, offers Hispanics in greater Pittsburgh opportunities for economic growth, primarily through business development services such as technical assistance and accounting and financial services, as well as services specific to Hispanic business owners such as language translation and assistance navigating unfamiliar institutions. PHDC also supports those who live in or are relocating to the region by helping them find quality, affordable housing. The organization is also seeking to develop a space for a business incubator, which would allow PHDC to increase its impact by providing a structured space for business tenants to connect, collaborate, and share services.
A two-year Foundation grant of $375,000 will support PHDC’s business development and housing assistance initiatives, as well as enable it to make improvements on a Beechview-based facility for which PHDC currently has a long-term, low-rent lease with the city of Pittsburgh. Foundation funding will cover half the cost of the facility’s interior build-out, making it suitable to house 17 incubating businesses, and include such amenities as shared meeting space and internet service.