Wilkinsburg’s future starts today

At the WCDC, we believe that a sustainable community embraces equity and fully integrates people from all backgrounds and races.

Who We Are


entrepreneurs and small businesses assisted


youth supported through program grants


people engaged in vacant property work


million invested in the Wilkinsburg community

By the Numbers

We opened our office in 2010. Since then, we’ve tracked our progress, sharing our accomplishments and program highlights with the community.

Our Impact

We are a resource for the community

We work to shift the negative perceptions of Wilkinsburg, address our community’s complex issues, and forge a path toward a sustainable future for our town. We collaborate with residents and business owners to advance our mission through programs and initiatives that address Wilkinsburg’s specific needs. We are a reliable resource in the community, offering opportunities for people to share ideas, get involved, and make an impact together.

What We Do

Business Resources

From technical support and educational workshops to grants and rent rebates, we help entrepreneurs at all stages achieve their business goals.

Business Resources

Strong Neighborhoods

We support community members looking to address vacant property issues in their neighborhoods, tackle blight, and make critical home repairs.

Strong Neighborhoods

Commercial Development

In addition to taking on key commercial development projects ourselves, we support others looking to invest in the business district.

Commercial Development

Community Initiatives

We regularly host events and activities to engage our business community, support youth, artists, and makers, share resources, and simply bring people together.

Community Initiatives

The latest from our blog

Business Development Cohort Celebrates Eighth Set of Graduates

After eight weeks of training and coursework, graduation day finally arrived for participants of the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation’s . Excitement and steady chatter flowed with the warm breeze as participants’ …

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Wilkinsburg CDC Announces 2023 Youth Initiative Mini-Grant Recipients

The WCDC has announced the recipients of its 2023 Youth Initiative Mini-Grant Program, which provides grants of up to $3,000 to local organizations that support the academic and civic endeavors …

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Wilkinsburg CDC Receives $400k To Help Empower Residents To Fight Back Against Wilkinsburg’s Growing Vacancy And Blight

The  (WCDC) is pleased to announce that it has secured $400,000 in PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Funds (PHARE) from the PA Housing Finance Agency to support the Wilkinsburg …

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