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20Apr

2008-2017 State Budget Chart updated April 6, 2017

Share List Revised 4/6/17 Figures are rounded. 1 Tax Credit; part of the Tax code not the Budget. 2 Also included in HSDF Block Grant. 3 2012-2013 through 2016-2017 funded from the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Fund, not General Fund. 4 Funded from Act 13 Impact Fees. Minimum of $5 M but by formula the amount…

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19Apr

Governor Wolf Announces New PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing across Pennsylvania

Share List Press Release from Governor Tom Wolf’s Office Published: April 13, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. This funding is a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax earmarked through…

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13Apr

Governor Wolf announces recipients of PHARE funding

Share List FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT Victoria Bourret, Communications and Project Manager Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania 215-576-7044 victoria@housingalliancepa.org Date: April 13, 2017 Harrisburg, PA- Today $12 million was awarded to 68 programs and projects across 38 counties in Pennsylvania to expand the availability of homes within reach of low wage workers and people on…

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11Apr

In Ohio County That Backed Trump, Word of Housing Cuts Stirs Fear

Share List By: Yamiche Alcindor Published: April 2, 2017 KINSMAN, Ohio — For years, Tammy and Joseph Pavlic tried to ignore the cracked ceiling in their living room, the growing hole next to their shower and the deteriorating roof they feared might one day give out. Mr. Pavlic worked for decades installing and repairing air-conditioning…

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31Mar

Webinar Recording: Medicaid and Supportive Housing Services

Medicaid, in its expanded form, creates new opportunities for more people to get connected to the care and services they need to be healthy.  However, Medicaid in PA could be stronger, when it comes to linking vulnerable people with housing in order to help them manage their medical conditions.  Learn about the progress made on supportive housing services and Medicaid, and hear the latest news on the PA Department of Human Services’ (DHS) efforts to create housing supports and services funded in part by Medicaid.

  • Hear the latest news and action on Medicaid housing supports and services,
  • Learn more about the connection between housing and healthcare,
  • Hear more about how Medicaid can be used to connect vulnerable populations (those with a substance use disorder, the chronically homeless, those with HIV/AIDS, etc.) to supportive housing services,
  • Reveal key recommendations that advocates will use to promote improvements to the Medicaid system.

Presenters:

  • Ben Laudermilch, Executive Housing Director, PA Department of Human Services
  • Patrick Keenan, Director, Consumer Protections & Policy, Health Access Network (PHAN)

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17Mar

State and National News on the President’s Proposed FY18 Budget

Share List 3/17/2017; updated April 3, 2017 Since the President’s budget came out yesterday, there have been many news articles published about what it means for Non Defense Discretionary programs and the people they serve. There has also been analyses published by National Groups digging deeper into long term impacts of such a budget. All…

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16Mar

Congress Decides What Happens with the Budget

Share List Posted March 16, 2017  YOUR ACTION IS CRITICAL In the past few weeks and months, we have seen more of you engage in conversations and meetings with your federal Members of Congress than ever before. It is extremely important that we continue to engage with our Senators and Representatives to advocate for resources for…

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07Mar

Aging Homeowners Drive Growth in Remodeling as Millennials Begin to Gain Footing

Share List By: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University Published: February 28, 2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA – Homeowner spending on remodeling is expected to see healthy growth through 2025, according to Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook, the latest biennial report in the Improving America’s Housing series released today by the Harvard Joint Center…

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06Mar

Webinar Recording: Innovative Approaches to Combating Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Recorded on March 4, 2017

Opioid use and related deaths have reached epidemic levels in the state of Pennsylvania.  More people die from a drug overdose than a car crash. Ten Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose; there were over 3,500 deaths in 2015 alone. This crisis does not discriminate and affects people of all races and socio-economic backgrounds. Governor Wolf has made tackling this issue a priority and has directed all state agencies to prioritize strategies to combat the opioid abuse epidemic that is affecting every community in the Commonwealth.

The webinar provides facts about the epidemic in PA, the Centers of Excellence and innovative approaches to treatment and housing.

Presenters: Bill Maroon, Business and Organizational Development Specialist, Resources for Human Development; Jason Synder, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Human Services; Chris Simiriglia, President and CEO, Pathways to Housing

Powerpoint Presentation

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