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Nov

128 hours per week: That’s how much a minimum-wage earner must work to afford a two-bedroom Philly apartment 

Share List By Beth McConnell & Rasheedah Phillips, Philadelphia Inquirer Published: November 18, 2017 How many times in recent years has a national magazine or website touted Philly as a great place to live? After years of decline, new housing developments and apartments are rising in places that not long ago contained dilapidated structures or…

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13Nov

Gearing up for #Giving Tuesday

Share List   This year, the Housing Alliance of PA is asking you to consider us on #GivingTuesday, a day which inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. The donations raised from this…

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06Nov

PHARE in 2017: What will it do?

Share List Posted: November 7, 2017 On November 4 we celebrate the anniversary of Act 58 which dedicated a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax (RTT) as a consistent revenue source for PHARE – the state housing trust fund. This #GivingTuesday (November 28), you can help us raise dollars for advocacy campaigns to support our efforts in…

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Nov

Webinar Recording: Fair Housing Trends

Share List Webinar presented on: Friday, November 3, 2017 The Housing Equality Center discusses recent HUD Fair Housing rules and guidance and how they affect housing providers, social service agencies, and local governments in PA. Topics include Zoning and Land Use, Criminal Records, Harassment, Nuisance Ordinances, Limited English Proficiency, and Gender Identity. Presenter: Rachel Wentworth,…

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Oct

Senate hearing focuses on concern for lead exposure

Share List By: Bill O’Boyle – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Published: October 30th, 2017 9:07 pm PITTSTON — Lynn Biga, executive director of the Luzerne County Head Start program, said in the 2016-17 school year, 11 children tested positive for lead in their blood. So it was with keen interest that Biga attended Monday’s public hearing…

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24Oct

Exposing and addressing child asthma in HUD-assisted renter households

Share List By: Corianne Scally, Urban Wire Published: October 13, 2017 More and more, housing practitioners and health care providers are connecting the dots between people’s health and their home. Housing quality can determine a person’s exposure to allergens and health hazards. This is particularly true for asthma, where indoor triggers, such as mold, pests, and tobacco smoke,…

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13Oct

HUD Section 811 PRA in PA

Share List The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (“811 Program”) provides project-based rental assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. In February 2013, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) awarded 13 states, including Pennsylvania, funding under the 811 Program. Resources on Section 811 Project Rental Assistance DHS 811 Fact…

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