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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

April Legislative Briefing

Legislative Briefing recorded April 12, 2017

Federal:

Get the latest on the federal budget for FY 17 and FY 18, and progress on the Low income Housing Tax Credit bills from Rebekah King, Policy Associate, National Housing Conference.

State:

There’s movement on the state budget as well. Get an update from Cindy Daley.
Can we expand the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)? There is a campaign underway to do just that.

 

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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

‘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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13Apr

Webinar Recording: Employment Opportunities in HUD-funding and LIHTC Communities

Presented in partnership with Regional Housing Legal Services and Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, this webinar will cover PHFA’s recent addition of a preference for developments that commit to providing employment opportunities for residents as well as an overview of HUD’s Section 3 requirements and tips for locating and qualifying Section 3 business concerns.

Developers, consultants, contractors, and business development professionals will all find useful information in this presentation.

Presenters:

Holly Glauser, PHFA
Bob Damewood, Regional Housing Legal Services
Jack Stucker, Regional Housing Legal Services

Section 3 – HousingAlliance 4 13 17

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Apr

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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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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