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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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Apr

Erie land bank board conducts first meeting

Share List By Kevin Flowers Published: April 18, 2017 The Erie Land Bank, aimed at fighting blight, is officially up and running. The land bank’s five-member board of directors conducted its first meeting at Erie City Hall on Monday afternoon. During the meeting, the board elected officers and adopted its bylaws, and started preliminary discussions…

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18Apr

$200G Pa. grant to aid Bloom housing

Share List By: Bloomsburg Press Enterprise Published: April 14, 2017 HARRISBURG — A state agency has provided the first bit of funding for a “multi-million dollar, four-story, general occupancy apartment complex” at the former site of the Bloomsburg Mills, according to a press release from state Sen. John Gordner. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has…

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Apr

Job: SHARE Housing Counselor, Area Agencies on Aging, Pike, Wayne and Monroe

Share List The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) for Pike, Wayne and Monroe counties are recruiting qualified, motivated individuals for positions as SHARE Housing Counselors in their SHARE (Shared Housing and Resource Exchange) program.  This pilot program matches homeowners willing to share space in their homes with individuals seeking an affordable housing option. At least…

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Apr

‘Stripper’ well ruling could cause $16 million drop in impact fees

Share List By: Laura Legere Published: April 12, 2017 A recent Pennsylvania court ruling that frees companies from paying impact fees on shale gas wells with low production in a single month could cut this year’s impact fee collection by $16 million, with larger declines in future years as production from older wells dwindles, public utility…

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Apr

‘You need that first inviting structure’: Dauphin County begins process to redevelop blighted commercial properties

Share List By: Christen Alexandersen Published: April 12, 2017 Dozens of vacant commercial and industrial properties in Dauphin County may be given new life as part of a redevelopment program to transform blighted properties into prized community assets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Dauphin County a $400,000 grant to conduct dozens of environmental assessments…

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