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06Dec

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Receives $80 Million of New Markets Tax Credits

By: PRESS RELEASE (HTTPS://WWW.GOVERNOR.PA.GOV/TOPIC/PRESS-RELEASE/) Date: November 18, 2016 Governor Tom Wolf proudly announces that the Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG), a non-profit community development group created by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, has secured $80 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations. Click here to read full article.

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02Dec

Feds to residents of public housing: No smoking allowed

By: HUD No. 16-184, Brian Sullivan Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. In an address to local public housing officials, residents and public health professionals in…

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Nov

Job Opening: Executive Director, New Kensington CDC, Philadelphia, PA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a comprehensive community development corporation committed to sustainable development in housing opportunities, economic development, vacant land strategies, community engagement, and real estate development. Since 1985, NKCDC has dedicated itself to revitalizing the Kensington/Fishtown/Port Richmond communities in the City of Philadelphia through a comprehensive approach to…

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Nov

Final Rule: Violence Against Women Act 2013 (VAWA 2013)

By: HUD Exchange Published: November 2016 This final rule, effective on December 16, 2016, implements the requirements of the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which applies for all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and which must be applied consistently…

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Nov

Net-zero affordable housing transforms a corner of VT

By:  Daniel Cusick, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Alexis LaBerge, a 27-year-old single mom with a 4-year-old daughter, used to pay $1,000 per month to live in a drafty old house in Vergennes, Vt., where the only thing standing between winter’s wrath and indoor comfort was a budget-busting propane bill. This week, LaBerge…

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Nov

Homes Within Reach Powerpoint Presentations

Thank you so much for attending Homes Within Reach and making this year’s conference a big success. Part of what makes the conference great is the wide variety of presenters sharing their knowledge and information in the workshop sessions. Every year, we share the information from the presentations, so you can refresh your memory and…

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Nov

Pa. Department of Human Services prepares to launch mobile app

By: Kate Giammarise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: November 28, 2016 Officials for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services say they hope a soon-to-be-released mobile phone app will help save time and effort for both caseworkers and clients. The app is still in its final testing stages, officials say, but they hope it will be available for clients…

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28Nov

Powerpoints from Utility Act 129 Meetings

The Housing Alliance of PA held 4 meetings in the Fall with utility companies and our stakeholders. The meetings were held so people could learn more about what resources are available for developers and property owners to use.  Developers/Property owners were also able to give and get feedback on utility companies’ Act 129 energy efficiency programs….

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