Dorothy Mae Richardson, community activist - Pittsburgh, PA
Updated: Nov 2, 2021
Dorothy Mae Richardson (5/3/1922 - 4/28/1991) was a community activist who is credited with introducing a new model of community development in the late 1960s.
Many lower income neighborhoods were being knocked down and the residents were forced into public housing. Dorothy formed the Citizens Against Slum Housing (CASH) who raised funding in an effort to revitalize the neighborhoods. CASH is now called Neighborhood Works America and has helped thousands of Americans keep their homes.
The historical marker is placed on the corner of Jacksonia and Arch Streets on the Northside of Pittsburgh, directly across from Randyland.