BUY BACK THE BLOCK
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MISSION & TESTIMONIES.
BBB PGH was established in 2021 by Rico Rucker, a lifetime Homewood resident and activist. The Pittsburgh URA released a statement that mentioned The Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, a former roller rink and event space in Homewood, was being made available for sale and interested parties could apply. Having graduated from Westinghouse High School in 2004, Rico has been passionate about his hometown of Homewood and its need for community owned properties. The mission behind BBB is to obtain more ownership over their neighborhood to avoid gentrification and to ensure generational security and wealth. The Coliseum used to be the center of entertainment in Homewood and we believe that with the support of the community and city officials we can bring it back to life.