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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

Report: Best Practices in Early Care and Education for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

Share List Report By: Prepared for Building Early Links for Learning (BELL) by William Curran-Groome, Research & Evaluation Group, Public Health Management Corporation, Philadelphia, PA Published: March 2017 Executive Summary: In late 2016, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Education (ED) published a joint policy statement concerning…

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Apr

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

Webinar Recording: Loans and Grants for Homelessness, Special Needs, and Home Repair Programs

Learn about the FHLBank of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) which provides grants and subsidized loans up to $650,000 per project for costs associated with the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of single or multi-family housing for individuals and families.  AHP provides a flexible source of funding, that works well with other funding sources, offers a user-friendly online application, and allows for transparent project scoring and feasibility process.

AHP’s  focus this year is on the much needed rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes  and the provision of housing for people experiencing homelessness and those who have special needs.

The webinar covers:

  • An overview of the program’s priorities
  • The benefits of the Affordable Housing Program
  • How to apply

Presenters:

  • Megan Krider, Senior Affordable Housing Specialist, FHLBank Pittsburgh

FINAL Housing Alliance AHP Webinar 3-17-17 slides

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Mar

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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