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Oakland Planning & Development Corporation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors

Mission: OPDC is a community-based organization that engages in planning and development activities that contribute to the vitality of Oakland. It accomplishes this mission by: ■ Encouraging reinvestment in and stabilization of the community through real estate development, commercial revitalization, home ownership, and meeting the needs of low-income households, the elderly, and the special needs population; ■ Encouraging community resident participation in the planning process, fostering cooperation among the various constituencies in Oakland, and strengthening Oakland as a viable residential community; ■ Helping people in Oakland and surrounding communities become better able to compete in the job market and assisting them with job placements.

Geographic areas served: All four Oakland neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh - Central, North, South, and West

Programs: Real Estate Development, Community Organizing and Volunteer Engagement, Property Management, Workforce Development, Neighborhood Planning

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently ended my time with OPDC as an intern. This was by far the best internship I have experienced in all my years in the field. The staff and board are professional, knowlegdable, and dedicated to Oakland. Because I was there I have learned so much that will be helpfull to my career. Beyond that they are deeply invested in the Develoment of their vital and wonderful community. I look forward to working with them in the future and seeing how they will improve Oakland. Thank you for the experience.

2 Ryan O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation is a fantastic nonprofit! They do so much great volunteer work and I have found their staff to be fun, welcoming and generous! You should volunteer with OPDC today!!!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization provides exceptional services to Oakland residents. They provide resources to those in need and trainings that are especially helpful. They also have very helpful staff.