There have been 6 or 7 theft from cars and 2 cars stolen in South Oakland the last 2 weeks on Hardie Way, Dawson and Parkview.
We are urging residents to take basic precautions to prevent crimes. This includes like making sure doors are locked and the importance of leaving nothing visible inside your car. Obviously this includes anything like laptop, camera, cell-phone, purse, etc., but also anything not as obviously valuable, like an old pair of jeans or worn-looking crumpled sweatshirt. To a hopeful thief, they could contain a wallet, jewelry, etc.,
A related precaution: Never leave a charger plugged into your vehicle’s accessory-socket! A potential thief seeing that telltale wire draped across the center-console, might hope to find a cell-phone or GPS, etc.
Attached is the City Weekly Crime Report for last week.
Here in Pittsburgh, Oakland is one of several neighborhoods, including Lawrenceville and Garfield, that is launching a Trust to combat the critical shortage of quality, afford-able homes available to regular homebuyers. Many other neighborhoods are engaging residents to decide if this model works for them.
See the attached pamphlet for an overview and links to more info, and watch for local meetings to discuss implementation.
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is
administered by Dollar Energy Fund.
Who is eligible? The Clean Water Assistance Fund is available to ALCOSAN service area residential homeowners (and tenants who have accounts in their own names) who meet family income limits set by the federal government.
Household size Monthly income Annual income
- 1 $1,485 $17,820
- 2 $2,003 $24,030
- 3 $2,520 $30,240
- 4 $3,038 $36,450
- 5 $3,555 $42,660
- 6 $4,073 $48,870
- 7 $4,591 $55,095
- 8 $5,111 $61,335
See the attached flyer for more info.