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27Sep

Wyden proposes new middle-income housing tax credit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Carey,  Housing Advisory Group September 22, 2016 WYDEN PROPOSES NEW MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT Designed to Complement the Successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Program Will Spur Development of Affordable Rental Housing for Middle-Income Americans WASHINGTON -With the cost of housing squeezing family budgets across the country, Senate Finance Committee…

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Sep

Elizabethtown man moves out of his van and makes Lancaster County first in nation to end chronic homelessness

By: Jeff Hawkes, Lancaster Online Published: September 22, 2016 Claude Dimeler Jr., living in a battered Dodge van, considered himself resourceful, not homeless. A one-time auto mechanic and arcade manager, Dimeler, 67, scoured northwestern Lancaster County for recyclable scrap metal to supplement his monthly $610 Social Security check. He slept on a built-in bed in…

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21Sep

Help send 1 million messages to get housing on the agenda

By Angela Boyd, Make Room Campaign Published: September 20, 2016 It’s here! Today we are publicly launching our campaign to send 1 Million Messages to tell Congress America’s housing affordability crisis needs to be at the top of their agenda. (Thanks for hanging in there with us while we worked out a couple of bugs.) Many…

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20Sep

Job Opening: Program Manager 2, Allegheny County Department of Economic Development, Allegheny County, PA

Job Title: Program Manager 2 Department: Economic Development Salary: $3,750.00 per month How to Apply: Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application.Further…

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Sep

In wake of lawsuit, voter registrations up at Pennsylvania’s county assistance sites

By Kate Giammarise Published: September 19, 2016 Since 2012, when a lawsuit was settled over voter registration issues, county assistance offices have submitted voter registration applications or change of address updates for more than 160,000 Pennsylvanians, according to a tally of statistics from the state. The lawsuit alleged that spot-checks and interviews with those who…

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Sep

HUD announces new protections for victims of harassment and survivors of domestic violence

By: HUD Exchange Published: September 13, 2016 HUD published a final rule formalizing legal standards under the Fair Housing Act for sexual and other forms of harassment in housing. In addition, HUD is issuing Fair Housing Act guidance on local “nuisance ordinances” that may lead to housing discrimination against survivors of domestic violence and other…

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