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23May

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!

Read the Home Matters Day Policy Brief here

and REGISTER NOW for Home Matters Day

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19May

Blight fight gets $200,000

Share List By: Shamokin News Item Published: May 19, 2017 HARRISBURG — The Northumberland County Housing Authority has been awarded a $200,000 grant through the state Department of Community and Economic Development to assist in a continuing blight elimination program, state Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27) and Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-107) announced Thursday. The…

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May

Public data gives Allegheny County towns new tools for fighting blight

Share List By: Liz Navratil, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: May 7, 2017 Allegheny County municipalities can now use a new public database with tax delinquency information to guide their decisions about land banking and code enforcement. And some think social service agencies could use the data to identify people with financial problems, ideally helping them before…

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08May

Webinar Recording: Creating and Promoting Creative Code Enforcement

This webinar will provide detailed information on cutting-edge code enforcement procedures that can yield visible results on the ground, reduce inspection staff workload, and apply code compliance standards systematically and effectively.  Hear about multi-municipal code enforcement as well.

Presenters:

  • John Kromer, Senior Consultant, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amanda Settelmaier, Executive Director, Turtle Creek Valley COG

Code Enforcement Powerpoint Presentation

 

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03May

Waynesboro pursues legislation on blight

Share List By: Dustin Daluska, The Record Herald Published: May 2, 2017 Buildings with boarded windows or structures that are falling apart are an eyesore in any community. Places that fit that description are often referred to as “blight properties” and several exist in Waynesboro. Last week, Waynesboro officials took their fight against blight to…

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May

Side yard program aims to fight blight

Share List By: Lindsey Kennett, Wearecentralpa.com Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. – The authority started a side yard program where people can purchase vacant lots next to their homes. The Johnstown Redevelopment Authority owns about 75 vacant properties throughout Johnstown. All of the lots zoned for residential use are eligible for the side yard program. “We…

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