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07May

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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26Mar

Study: Philly Among Leaders in Gentrification, Which has Pushed Out People of Color

Share List The Philadelphia Inquirer  Seven cities account for nearly half of the gentrification in America — and Philadelphia stands prominently among them, according to a national study released this week. The city also ranked high in the intensity of changes that have pushed many low-income people of color out of their longtime neighborhoods. “A…

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12Mar

Lawrence County Housing Summit: Housing Needs, Availability Don’t Match Up

Share List New Castle News Lawrence County’s available houses don’t match the needs of the area’s aging population. Small, single-story, energy-efficient houses are prized by senior citizens, millennials and disabled people. But that is not what is available locally, those attending the second Lawrence County Housing Summit heard. The session was held at the Ben…

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05Mar

Want to Really Impact a Community? Invest in a CDFI

Share List Generocity  Most low-income communities in the U.S. have access to an important resource that few people outside of these communities know: a CDFI, or community development financial institution. CDFIs are private community lenders dedicated to delivering social and economic impact by providing responsible, affordable financing to disinvested people and communities. Why are CDFIs…

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26Feb

New State Funding Will Support 43 Restoration, Façade, and Housing Projects Throughout Pennsylvania

Share List Press Release: Office of Governor Wolf Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 43 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “This administration is committed to making our communities better places to live and do business,” Governor Wolf said. “From restoring community cornerstones to beautifying downtowns…

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