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09Jan

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto wants to focus on development, not politics in 2nd term

Share List By: Bob Bauder , Pittsburgh Tribune Review Published: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 4:54 p.m. During his inauguration Wednesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto plans to outline goals for his next term, including a partnership with major nonprofits and corporations for funding several major initiatives. Peduto, 53, would not identify the projects, saying he was…

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Jan

U.S. Weather and Climate Disaster Costs Top $300 Billion in 2017

Share List By: Bill Lucia, Route 50 Published: January 8, 2018 The cost of major U.S. disasters last year involving weather and climate cleared $300 billion, far surpassing a previous high mark, according to a report the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Monday. NOAA said the nation experienced 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 with losses of $1…

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Jan

Endangering Community Investment with Tax “Reform”

Share List By: Ted Wysocki, Shelterforce Published: June 4, 2017 There is a significant divergence in meaning between endanger and glimmer. In fact, this may be the first time the two words have been used in the same sentence. They also capture different perspectives on the economic outcome likely to result from tax reform. “GOP’s tax measures endanger a preservation success story” was the original and more appropriate headline in my home…

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05Jan

Report: Commercial PACE for Affordable MultiFamily Housing

Share List By: NRDC Published: January 2018 The report Commercial PACE for Affordable Multifamily Housing has recently been published. Developed by Vermont Energy Efficiency Corporation (VEIC) on behalf of the Energy Efficiency for All Project, a joint effort of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Housing Trust, the Energy Foundation and Elevate Energy, the report…

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Dec

Closure of mobile-home parks in fast-developing State College sparks conversation about gentrification, affordable housing

Share List By Min Xian, WHYY December 15, 2017 Some of the communities experiencing the most rapid changes in Pennsylvania are those that abut colleges and universities. State College, for instance, has boomed in recent years largely due to the growing influence of Pennsylvania State University’s Main Campus. In general, this development has been positive…

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14Dec

Homes Within Reach Workshop Powerpoints

Share List Published: December 14, 2017 Thanks to all who attended our 13th annual Homes Within Reach Conference! We had over 830 attendees and over 165 sponsors, which makes it the most successful conference yet. This year’s theme was “Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions”, where we envisioned a future together, working in partnership for…

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Dec

Program helps fund rent and utility assistance

Share List By: Staff Reports, Lewistown Sentinel Published: Dec 7, 2017 LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin Juniata Human Services Department has quickly put to use a new source of state funding to provide enhanced case management services for those receiving housing assistance. The money comes from the first ever statewide grants issued by Pennsylvania’s recently expanded…

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