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18Jan

Township paying $375K to settle housing discrimination claim

By: Sarah Cassi Published: January 16, 2017 Whitehall Township will pay $375,000 to a nonprofit group as part of a federal settlement over allegations the township discriminated against an affordable housing project. PathStone, a nonprofit headquartered in Rochester, New York, sought to redevelop the former mill at 215 Quarry St. into affordable housing called The Lofts…

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Jan

We Can and Must Advance Affordable Housing Solutions

In the ten years that I have known and respected the work of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, you – now “we” – have been solutions-oriented, always seeking common ground. And what I in my own experience and the Housing Alliance in its organizational experience have always found is that not only is it possible…

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17Jan

A life-changing app grows in Pittsburgh: Nonprofits, government, corporations, and homeless youth team up for a solution

By: Mari Rich, ICPH Published: Fall 2016/Winter 2017 “My life would undoubtedly have been much easier had BigBurgh.com existed when I was homeless,” Grace Enick asserts. Enick—who spent much of her teens and early 20s battling depression, untreated trauma, and addiction—was referring to a new mobile-optimized website aimed at connecting Pittsburgh residents in need with…

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USICH Releases Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

By: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Published: January 13, 2017 After a lengthy collaborative development process that included numerous opportunities for input and guidance from stakeholders, communities, and national organizations, USICH and its federal partners are pleased to release the criteria and benchmarks for achieving the goal of ending family homelessness and youth homelessness. Review the…

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Myths and realities about cycles: Avoiding the inevitability trap

By: Alan Mallach Published: January 9, 2017 About a year ago I wrote a post about Paul Krugman and whether building luxury housing could mitigate the effects of gentrification. For whatever reason, I just noticed one of the comments on that post, which in turn prompted me to think about a very different question. The…

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PA House releases its list of committee chairs for the 2017-18 Legislative Session

By: Capitolwire.com Published: Friday, January 6, 2017 House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, on Thursday issued a press release listing those House lawmakers appointed as the majority and minority chairs of the state House of Representatives’ standing committees for the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2017-18 Legislative Session. There have been a few changes since the start of…

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