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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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19Sep

Big potential seen for rehabilitating contaminated sites in Lackawanna County

By: Kyle Wind Published: September 16, 2016 JESSUP — The Carbondale rail yards deteriorated from a one-time freight hub into a little-used brownfield site until the city spearheaded a redevelopment effort in 1996, transforming the area into a thriving industrial park. Two decades later, engineer Dennis Kutch sees potential to bring more vacant manufacturing and…

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13Sep

Is financial unsteadiness the new normal?

By: Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider Published: July 25, 2016 When we think about household income, we usually think of annual income. Annual income totals are what we use to assess whether a household is poor, middle class, or rich. It’s how taxes are calculated. It’s how eligibility for a lot of programs, including housing and…

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Sep

Job Opening: Grant Writer, Valley Youth House, Philadelphia, PA

POSITION TITLE:  Grant Writer II PROGRAM:  Administration/Development SALARY CLASSIFICATION CATEGORY:  #5 DESCRIPTION: Under the authority of the Vice President of Development and Marketing and the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, this person is responsible for assisting with the implementation of the grant writing program, researching and writing grant proposals and developing new prospects….

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