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16Jan

Pennsylvania Announces Plans to Maintain Food Security Programs Through February Despite Federal Government Shutdown

Share List Pennsylvania Department of  Human Services Pennsylvania Announces Plans to Maintain Food Security Programs Through February Despite Federal Government Shutdown Harrisburg, PA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced that February benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be dispersed on January 18, 2019, and will be available for…

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15Jan

Housing Authority’s Plea: Please Call Congress to End Shutdown, Preserve Payments

Share List The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Should the ongoing partial government shutdown last until March, the Allegheny County Housing Authority won’t have the federal funds needed to pay more than 2,000 local private landlords who provide subsidized housing through the housing choice voucher program, commonly called Section 8. In bold, red, letters on the housing authority’s…

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Jan

Government Shutdown Continues into Fourth Week with No End in Sight

Share List National Low Income Housing Coalition  The partial federal government shutdown, now into its fourth week, continues with no end in sight. On January 10, House Democrats, who passed a package of spending bills to end the government shutdown earlier in January, voted on several individual spending bills, including those for Transportation, Housing and…

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08Jan

USDA Crackdown on Food Stamp Work Requirements Could Impact Thousands in PA

Share List New Castle News A proposal by the Trump Administration would force states, including Pennsylvania, to stop granting waivers from work requirements for able-bodied adults, could impact close to 100,000 Pennsylvanians. Supporters say proposal is a logical response to improved economic conditions. Detractors say it’s an unnecessary attack on the poor. In 2016, the…

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Jan

What Are the ‘Right Moves’ for Your Family?

Share List How Housing Matters How Housing Matters is an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success. This online resource published a new interactive game to demonstrate the trade-offs of prioritizing your family’s education, health, and…

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18Dec

Federal Award Aims to Reduce Homelessness Among Foster Youth, Keep Families Together

Share List Bucks County Courier Times The Bucks County Housing Authority will work closely with Bucks County agencies to identify youth who are most at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of adequate housing is the primary reason their children are in foster care. Families who are struggling to provide a home for their…

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12Dec

Trump Expected to Name Pence Aide Calabria as Top Housing Regulator

Share List Politico  The White House is expected nominate Mark Calabria, an outspoken critic of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to take over as the mortgage giants’ top regulator, a senior administration official told POLITICO. Calabria, now Vice President Mike Pence’s chief economist, had expressed interest in becoming the next director of the Federal Housing…

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Dec

Congress Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill to Fund Federal Government until December 21

Share List National Low Income Housing Coalition  Congress averted a government shutdown by passing a two-week stopgap funding measure on December 7. The House and Senate both passed the measure, known as a continuing resolution (CR), by a unanimous vote. The CR will keep the government funded until December 21. Congress has failed to enact…

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