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18Sep

Danville Shows How to Fight Blight

Share List Danville is demonstrating how a proactive approach, backed up by practical and enforceable borough ordinances can keep deteriorating properties in check. Danville’s efforts were featured recently during the annual educational conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors in Harrisburg. Under the borough’s property maintenance code, owners of properties identified with maintenance…

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14Aug

Westmoreland, Other Counties in Region Look to Fight Blight Through Real Estate Fees

Share List Driving down East Main Street, it’s easy to imagine West Newton in its heyday. Glass storefronts protrude from sturdy brick buildings. Black lampposts adorned with American flags line the sidewalks. Traffic rolls gently downhill, pausing at still-active railroad tracks before feeding onto a steel-truss bridge spanning the Youghiogeny River. “We’re never going back…

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Aug

New Kensington Pleased to Share its Revitalization Efforts with Sen. Bob Casey

Share List New Kensington isn’t waiting for the future — it’s inventing it. That’s the message U.S. Sen. Bob Casey imparted on the city Wednesday after a short walking tour of the city’s zone of economic revitalization, known as The Corridor of Innovation. “It’s so challenging to take on the assignment of transforming a town,…

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07Aug

Vacancy: America’s Other Housing Crisis

Share List The image of America’s housing crisis is of pricey, increasingly unaffordable housing in superstar cities. And there is too little housing—a scarcity—in those places. But there is another, even more disturbing side to America’s housing crisis: vacancy, and in some cases hyper-vacancy, in the nation’s hard-pressed Rust Belt cities. This other side of…

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Aug

Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Help Northumberland County Eliminate Blight

Share List Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to eliminate blight in municipalities across Northumberland County, revitalizing communities and bringing the potential for further economic development in the area. “Strong communities help to build a strong economy and my administration is committed to addressing blight and has invested in community redevelopment that enhances this goal,”…

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