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30Sep

Tools to Help Clients Exit Institutions and Access Housing – An Update on Progress in Implementing the State Department of Human Services Housing Strategy

Recorded: September 29, 2016 In July, we heard from DHS to kick off their first ever 5 Year Housing Strategy. Now learn how you can help your clients exiting institutions to access community based housing. the Housing is critical to a person’s health and well-being.   The webinar will provide a brief update on key…

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28Sep

Webinar Recording: Legislative Briefing September 14, 2016

Call recorded: September 14, 2016 Agenda: Federal Budget:  The fiscal year ends in less than a month. What will Congress do to keep the money flowing? Get the latest from Washington. State: -PHARE/Housing Trust Fund – New money is on its way! Find out how you can get some for you housing work. -Neighborhood Assistance Program…

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Sep

Webinar Recording: Addressing Blight Proactively to Favorably Impact Municipal Budgets Work Smarter – Tools that are more Effective and Cost Less

Recorded September 23, 2016 This webinar covered webinar the overarching theme of addressing blight and making communities more financially viable. Agenda: How Act 47 communities are effected by blight Tools for assessing blight, the proven “The Five Step Fast Track Approach” Tools for prevention including Code Enforcement; Property Maintenance Ordinance and disqualification of bidders at tax sales…

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Sep

Webinar Recording: Flood Insurance Help for Homeowners and Renters

Recorded on: September 16, 2016 Many Pennsylvanians have suffered the devastation of severe flooding over the past few years. Both homeowners and renters have seen their homes damaged or destroyed. Yet the cost of federal flood insurance is likely to rise to unaffordable levels and many renters do not have renter’s insurance. How will Pennsylvanians…

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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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