“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.”

Wilkinsburg and Allegheny County offer a variety of programs to support residential and commercial development. Whether you are a would-be homeowner in our community, an existing home owner looking to make improvements, or are looking to invest in residential or commercial property, the Borough is here to help.

Learn more about the programs below, or at info@wilkinsburgpa.gov.

We’re here to help! Call Code Enforcement: 1-412-244-2923

Acquire Property

Make Improvements

Vacant Property Recovery Program

An Allegheny County program to help residents acquire vacant property for such uses as a side-lot, residential and commercial rehabs, and new construction.

VPRP Website

VPRP Application

Tax Abatement Program

A program for individuals, organizations, or corporations that offers a ten-year graduated tax abatement on improvements to residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties.

Buy a property on the market, or via a program on the left, then improve it.

Application and Checklist

Sheriff’s Sale

A regularly held sale of properties that are tax delinquent. If a property is not already listed for Sheriff’s Sale, there is an option to contract with the delinquent tax collector to have a property taken to sale.

Allegheny County Sheriff’s Website

Façade Renovation Program

The WCDC operates a Façade Renovation Program. This program allows commercial properties located within Wilkinsburg’s Central Business District to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to improve their exterior façades.

WCDC’s Website

Borough-Owned Property

Found a single Borough-Owned Lot you’d like to acquire as a side-lot? Complete this form and submit it to the Borough today!

Application and Checklist