Home Matters Day Webinar Recording

Recorded on May 23, 2017

We want to see our legislators support:

  • Increasing the Neighborhood Assistance Program to create more programs for housing counseling, affordable homes, blight, job training, childcare, and food security
  • Full funding for Keystone Communities program to fight blight and make available accessible housing opportunities
  • Full funding for the Homeless Assistance Program and Human Services Development Fund to end homelessness and create more affordable housing opportunities

Together let’s show our legislators how theses resources have made a difference across Pennsylvania!

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Trump’s budget hits his own voters hardest

Share List By: Andrew Restuccia  , Matthew Nussbaum and Sarah Ferris, Politico Published: May 22, 2017 Donald Trump, whose populist message and promises to help American workers propelled him to the White House, is set to issue a budget proposal on Tuesday that instead takes aim at the social safety net on which many of his…


Webinar Recording: Shared Housing – A Non-Traditional Housing Option

Recorded: May 19, 2017

Shared Housing is a non-traditional housing option that not only benefits seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness but also maintains community stability. Match-up and group share residence models will be described, including how service exchanges enable seniors to age in place.

Traditional and innovative funding sources will be discussed and an administrator of a countywide match-up program will discuss her program design and outcomes.


Diana T. Myers, Diana T. Myers and Associates
Matrie Johnson, Home of the Sparrow

Shared Housing Ppt 2017 Webinar FINAL


Allegheny County fund would encourage more landlords to rent to subsidized tenants

Share List By: Kate Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: May 13, 2017 A special fund aims to encourage more local landlords to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8. Allegheny County will start a fund to incentivize more landlords to participate in the program. Using a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania…


Webinar Recording: New Market Tax Credits

Recorded: May 13, 2017

The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) aims to break the cycle of disinvestment in low-income communities by attracting the private investment to help support struggling local economies. The NMTC Program provides equity capital to projects by permitting investors to receive a tax credit through the sale of New Markets Tax Credits.  The equity capital raised is used to fill the financing gap for the construction and rehabilitation of commercial, industrial, and mixed-use projects.  It was designed to spur economic development, create jobs, and expand the provision of goods and services in low-income, distressed communities nationwide.

Learn the basics on the New Markets Tax Credit, including how it works and how it can be used to develop projects that include low income housing.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Be provided with an overview of the New Markets Tax Credit.
  • Learn about the benefits of using the New Markets Tax Credit.
  • Be provided with examples of New Markets Tax Credit projects


  • Jennifer Trepinski, CSH
  • Jill Steen, CSH

CSH PA Housing Alliance Presentation-5-12-17-Final


May Legislative Briefing

Recorded on May 10, 2017


  • Congress unveiled an omnibus spending bill on May 1 to finalize fiscal year 2017 funding for HUD and other federal programs, which have been operating under temporary Continuing Resolutions since October 1.   The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities published an initial analysis of the bill’s main provisions and expected impact.
  • Find out what happens next in the FY 17 process, and get an update on FY 18 negotiations and the Low income Housing Tax Credit bills from Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference.


  • Pennsylvania’s budget process is moving toward its June 30 deadline. Learn what’s in store from Bill Fontana, PA Downtown Center.
  • Home Matters Day, June 12, 2017
  • There is a campaign underway to expand the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Find out from Chris Sandvig, Pittsburgh Community Revitalization Group, how you can help.

HB 645 as amended and passed by House on 05.09.17

House Committee Roll Call Votes – 2017 RCS# 350 – PA House of Representatives



Congress Reaches Deal on FY17 Spending

Share List By: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Published: May 1, 2017 Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress announced late in the evening Sunday, April 30 that they reached a deal on a final FY17 spending package to fund the federal government through September and avert a government shutdown. The spending package is expected…