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21Mar

Bills Introduced in PA House and Senate to Increase Allocation to Neighborhood Assistance Program

By: Housing Alliance of PA

The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is a visionary program. Established in 1967, it was a national pioneer in creating public/private and non-profit/for-profit partnerships to address the needs of impoverished neighborhoods.

NAP provides a tax credit to businesses that contribute to nonprofit organizations engaged in enhancing the quality of life for low income Pennsylvanians.

  • Afterschool programs
  • Child care
  • Crime prevention
  • Job training
  • Food distribution
  • Housing counseling
  • Affordable homes
  • Blight remediation

1967 allocation: $18 million

2017 allocation: $18 million

Requests for NAP tax credits are 2 to 3 times the amount of credits available.

Communities across the commonwealth are dealing with overwhelming problems related to economic insecurity, crime, health, and blighted properties at the same time that public resources are shrinking or at least not keeping pace with the need. NAP brings private dollars to the table. It is a model that has worked for almost 50 years. It is time to expand the program to meet today’s need.

Increase NAP’s allocation to $36 million.

Support HB 645 and SB 512.

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