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Making a Home Within Reach for Pennsylvanians

The Official Blog of the Housing Alliance of PA
    • Blight to Bright Program Planned for Lackawanna County

      Lackawanna County is launching a program to help communities fight blight. Based on a model proven successful elsewhere in Pennsylvania and made possible by a $65,000 state gaming grant, the Blight to Bright initiative launches this spring. The Lackawanna County …more

    • Today is Giving Tuesday

      Today is #GivingTuesday: a global movement to celebrate year-end charitable giving. In support of this celebration, Facebook is waiving their donation fee today,  which means that even more of your donation will go towards helping our mission! And the Bill and Melinda …more

    • Celebrating the Anniversary of Land Bank Legislation in PA

      By: Phyllis Chamberlain Published: October 24, 2017 Today we celebrate the five year anniversary of Act 153—the monumental bill which allowed for the creation of land banks in the Commonwealth. Also known as the Land Bank Act, this bill gives local governments a flexible tool to …more

    • Communities Take Action to Fight Blight

      By: Phyllis Chamberlain Published: October 11, 2017 Senator David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), Chairman of the Pennsylvania Blight Task Force and a great champion of state level policies and programs to tackle blight, issued a challenge to communities across the Commonwealth in …more

    • Guest Opinion: Senate bill would increase investment in affordable housing

      By: Phyllis Chamberlain, Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Updated: August 10, 2017 — 8:22 AM EDT Did you know that every dollar of federal tax credits issued has been generating roughly 10 times the level of investment? When it comes …more

    • ADVOCACY WORKS! – Senate HUD Bill Provides Better or Level Funding for Critical Housing Programs

        By: Phyllis Chamberlain, Executive Director of the Housing Alliance of PA Published: August 3, 2017   Pennsylvania receives $1.2 Billion* annually in federal funding, which allows you to do the good work that you do every day to provide …more