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Oct

Cambria Forgives Property Taxes

Share List Taxes owed on 30 Cambria County properties will be forgiven with hopes that they will be sold and re-enter the tax base. The elimination of owed taxes on those properties was approved unanimously by Cambria County commissioners at a Thursday meeting in Patton. They then authorized the county Tax Claim Bureau to dismiss…

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Oct

Westmoreland County Municipalities Can Apply for Money to Raze Blighted Properties

Share List Local municipalities can now submit applications that identify demolition projects to reduce blight throughout Westmoreland County. Officials said the county has banked more than $260,000 to fund the new program to eliminate vacant and dilapidated structures. The money was raised through a $15 fee assessed to deed and mortgage filings. “We are fortunate…

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Oct

Four New Homes Coming to Morrisville Through Habitat Bucks Effort

Share List Local Habitat for Humanity representatives joined with supporters and financial backers to celebrate its impending project to build four new single-family homes in the borough. Morrisville residents living along Woodland Avenue soon will have a brand new set of neighbors. Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County shared details of its upcoming project, to…

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Oct

Rapid Re-housing Works: What the Evidence Says

Share List A new paper released by Urban Institute pulls together the evidence for rapid re-housing. Over the past several years, rapid re-housing has become the primary tool to help people experiencing homelessness reconnect to permanent housing. The model began as an approach deployed in a handful of communities to help people exit shelter. Today, it has…

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09Oct

From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency, Graduates Celebrate Success with Help from Bucks County Opportunity Council

Share List Hundreds of supporters and county leaders gathered Wednesday as the Bucks County Opportunity Council honored 17 county residents who graduated from its Economic Self-Sufficiency program by building the skills needed to climb out of poverty and get jobs to earn a living wage. Poverty in Bucks County has many faces. It’s a woman…

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Oct

Officials Break Ground on New Veteran Housing Project in Mount Carmel

Share List Borough veterans expressed their support of a new low-income housing project being designed for older servicemen and women in Mount Carmel. State, county and borough officials joined several local veterans on Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $983,000 Freedom Court, a low-income housing project designed for senior veterans. The Housing Authority of…

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Oct

Pennsylvania HB 645 (Neighborhood Assistance Program) Passes Senate Finance Committee

Share List Pennsylvania HB 645 – Neighborhood Assistance Program passed the Senate Finance Committee on October 3rd, 2018. This bill sponsored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill looks to increase funding for the Neighborhood Assistance Program from $18 million to $36 million. Funding for the Neighborhood Assistance Program has remained at $18 million since its creation in…

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