Endorsement of the HR 550 Recommendations on Permanently Reducing and Eliminating Homelessness

The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Homeless Action Network (HAPPN) and statewide community partners, is proud to have served an instrumental role on the HR550 Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee. We wholeheartedly concur with the recommendations laid out in the plan and intend to work diligently with the Pennsylvania legislature and…

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27Jul

Job Opening: NEWHAB Network Managing Director, NEWHAB, flexible location

NEWHAB, the Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings is a national network leveraging the relationships between individuals, sectors and policies. It focuses on complex problems, and connects multiple sectors including energy, housing, water, health, and social justice. NEWHAB has over 100 individual members and over 200 allies in its network working towards…

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Jul

Tiny houses a growing trend

By: The Press Enterprise Published: July 23, 2016 UNITYVILLE — Father-and-son building partners have formed their own company, trying to latch on to the national trend of tiny houses. Local builders Nick and Aaron Troisi recently completed their first tiny house as part of the launch of The Unknown Craftsmen. “Tiny houses are right up…

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Jul

CRIZ 2.0: Big things expected from revamped tax incentive

By: Tim Stuhldreher Published: July 24, 2016 A retooled state economic development program may at last be poised to deliver on its promise to bring a gusher of new investment to downtown Lancaster. How big a gusher? The first two projects in the pipeline total more than $70 million. “We’re very excited about the possibilities,”…

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Jul

Some midstate counties haven’t re-assessed properties in decades

By: Ben Allen Published: July 25, 2016 (Lancaster) — As one midstate county is working on re-calibrating property values, many others haven’t made changes in years, sometimes decades. The re-assessment is already underway in Lancaster, using data instead of actual visits to the 190,000 parcels in the county. Before this most recent assessment, it had…

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20Jul

Phyllis Chamberlain to give testimony at a public hearing with Rep. Donna Bullock on Fair Chance Housing

By: Housing Alliance of PA Published: July 20, 2016 State Representative Donna Bullock is  hosting a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Fair Chance Housing on Wednesday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art-Perelman Building’s Café, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. The hearing focuses on Representative Bullock’s legislation that…

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Jul

Job Opening: Safe House Director, Turning Point, Lehigh Valley

Job posted: 7/19, 2016 Title: Safe House Director Position Type: Full-Time Position Summary: The Safe House Director is a supervisory-level position responsible for the overall operation, safety, and maintenance of Turning Point’s Safe House residential shelter for victims of domestic violence.  This position will serve as part of Turning Point’s Administrative Team and will lead…

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Jul

Governor Wolf announces tax credits and PennHOMES funding for affordable multifamily developments in Pennsylvania

By: PA Governor’s Office Published: July 14, 2016 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced awards of $40.3 million in tax credits and $5.9 million in PennHOMES funding for the construction of 39 affordable multifamily housing developments located throughout Pennsylvania. The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved…

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