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Stories of Home

On September 22nd, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania hosted a black and white photo exhibition by photojournalist Maranie Staab, who spent the summer capturing the images of nine Pittsburgh-area homeowners and their families. The exhibition took place at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art on Pittsburgh's North Side.

125 guests were in attendance, including almost all of the homeowners photographed; Maranie and her family; NWWPA staff, board, and partners; and a host of sponsors.

  A VIP meet and greet took place from 6:00 - 7:00, giving attendees the opportunity to meet Maranie and the families photographed for the exhibition.

To kick off the event, NWWPA President Pat Clark provided welcoming remarks, in which he pointed out that the event was being held just down the street from where our organization was originally founded by Dorothy Mae Richardson some 50 years ago.


Upon introduction by Annie Clough of (lead sponsor) UPMC Health Plan, Maranie gave a brief artist talk in which she shared some insights from her time working on the project. Guests were treated to catering by All in Good Taste and were able to tour the museum's galleries.

All of the first-time homeowners photographed for the exhibit have purchased within the last five years with the support of NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania.

Tacia, a single mother of six, purchased her home in 2013. She said that NWWPA has also helped her budget and maintain her house over the years. She is proud to have never missed a mortgage payment.

Sara & Chase bought their home in December 2017. Since their house was built in 1894, Sara & Chase are still going through the renovation process, but have declared they love being homeowners and they're looking forward to finishing their home.

Stories of Home was sponsored by UPMC Health Plan (Foundation Level); BNY Mellon and PNC Builder Level); and Federal Home Loan Bank - Pittsburgh, First National Bank, Huntington, Jendoco Construction Corporation, Neighborhood Allies, NexTier Bank, Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, Washington Financial Bank, and WesBanco (Framer Level).

Maranie's work was underwritten by The Fine Foundation.

Thanks to all who came out!