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May

DCED chief: Everyone — from ‘grumpy’ to ‘high energy’ — can contribute to downtown revitalization

Share List From: Sunbury Daily Item Leaders planning to revitalize downtowns need to listen to “grumpy” and “high energy” people and keep both involved, according to state Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello. “Follow the plan,” Vilello, of the Department of Community and Economic Development, said. “That’s the biggest thing. Get a…

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Hazelwood Initiative buying 63 properties to preserve affordability

Share List From: Pittsburgh Post Gazette An agreement between a neighborhood nonprofit and a local landlord aims to keep 63 homes in redeveloping Hazelwood permanently affordable. There is a signed sales agreement between Hazelwood Initiative and David Cunningham, the neighborhood’s biggest landlord, though the neighborhood development group still needs to raise all the funds to…

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16Apr

Housing Alliance Job Opening: Housing Specialist

Share List BACKGROUND The Housing Alliance of PA, under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS), seeks to fill the new position of Housing Specialist who will provide support to PA DHS on implementation of the housing strategy. (http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_228399.pdf). POSITION OVERVIEW The Housing Specialist is an employee of the Housing Alliance of…

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Apr

Faith-based nonprofit taking over Lancaster properties — some blighted — from embattled landlord

Share List From Lancaster Online For the past several years, the faith-based nonprofit Impact Missions has been renovating blighted houses in Lancaster and reselling them to low- and moderate-income first-time homeowners. It is now taking on its most ambitious project to date: the makeover of 10 properties bought from Dwain London Sr., the landlord accused…

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