Real Estate Co-Powerment Series

Neighborhood Allies and Omicelo Cares, two leading Black-led nonprofit organizations, have taken their long-standing partnership to the next level by combining and integrating the successful programming of Omicelo Cares into Neighborhood Allies’ portfolio of services! 

We have have enjoyed a remarkable partnership over the past seven years. The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series—envisioned and funded by Neighborhood Allies, co-created, and implemented by Omicelo Cares—has become a truly transformational real estate training and wealth building model in the Pittsburgh region.  

Description

The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series is an education platform designed for community members, nonprofits and small businesses, that demystifies the real estate development process so they can better participate in and benefit from their own neighborhood revitalization. Since launching in 2017, over 270 individuals have graduated from the Co-Powerment Series, acquiring over 100 units of housing and commercial real estate for neighborhood-based redevelopment. 

Goal of the Program

Through in-class instruction, coaching and mentorship, our goal is to demonstrate how community members, organizations, and small business owners can participate and benefit from their own neighborhood revitalization, and learn how to get active projects across the finish line.  

What We Provide

A 5-week education platform designed to: 

  • Demystify the real estate development process 
  • Demonstrate how community members can get involved 
  • Help get active projects across the finish line  

 Course Topics include: 

  • Real Estate 
  • Urban Redevelopment 
  • Proforma Development 
  • Introduction to Construction 
  • Credit 
  • Liability Insurance 
  • Operations 
  • Acquisitions 
  • Local Tax Sale / Sheriff Sale / Land Bank 
  • City Planning 
  • Community Engagement 
  • Real Estate Attorney 
  • Financing 
  • Grants 

How to Engage

The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series will re-launch in May 2024. Details on registration will be shared soon. Contact Tariq Williams, Program Manager of Real Estate Services, for more information.  

Stories of Impact

Real Estate Co-Powerment Series Graduates 5th Cohort, Opens Registration for Fall Course!

Real Estate Co-Powerment Series Graduates 5th Cohort, Opens Registration for Fall Course!

Please join us in celebrating the graduates of the 5th Real Estate ...
Building Capacity, Confidence and Ownership with the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series | Participant Spotlight

Building Capacity, Confidence and Ownership with the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series | Participant Spotlight

Mica Dawkins, a Homewood native and father of 3, participated in the ...
The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series Welcomes 4th Cohort for Fall 2018!

The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series Welcomes 4th Cohort for Fall 2018!

Please join us in welcoming 16 new participants to the Neighborhood ...