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Nov

Land Bank Public Hearing Held November 14 at PA’s Capitol

Share List November 15, 2017 The House Urban Affairs Committee held a land bank hearing November 14 to discuss the progress of land banks in Pennsylvania. The five year anniversary of Act 153, which made it possible for land banks to be created in Pennsylvania, was October 24, 2017. The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, along…

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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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24Oct

Celebrating the Anniversary of Land Bank Legislation in PA

Share List By: Phyllis Chamberlain Published: October 24, 2017 Today we celebrate the five year anniversary of Act 153—the monumental bill which allowed for the creation of land banks in the Commonwealth. Also known as the Land Bank Act, this bill gives local governments a flexible tool to help them return vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent properties to productive use.   A land bank…

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Oct

Scranton Police and Inspectors Hit the Streets in the Fight Against Blight

Share List By: Jayne Ann Bugda , PA Homepage Published: Oct 14, 2017 SCRANTON, LACKWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Scranton police took the fight against blight to the street on Friday. Officers  along with members of the city’s licensing and inspection unit walked through several neighborhoods. The group began in the South Side and Hill Section. Eyewitness…

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10Oct

City forming blight action team

Share List By: Debbie Wachter, New Castle News Published: Oct 6, 2017 New Castle’s mayor has the task of appointing seven people to serve on a blight action team. The team’s goal will be to identify five properties within the city that are considered to be blighted and that have the highest potential for being…

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