Assistive Technology & the Internet of Things: How to Create a Smart Home for Individuals with Disabilities and Seniors

Share List March 23rd, 2018 There is a new type of assistive technology known as smart technology that can make it possible for people with disabilities and seniors to live and work more independently. These devices connect wirelessly (the Internet of Things) and can control lights, fans, televisions, thermostats, access to the front door, and…

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06Mar

In Southcentral PA, Low-Income Residents are At Risk As Personal Care Homes Rapidly Close

Share List If Xavier Hunter’s personal care home shuts down, about 30 people might find themselves with no place to live. That nightmare, he says, might be just one day away. It could be because his hot water boiler finally kicks. Maybe a new resident brings in bedbugs requiring costly fumigation. Or perhaps simply not enough of his tenants…

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Feb

Nine National Foundations Commit to Invest $4.9 Million in Campaign to Ensure all Americans Have Stable Housing

Share List Nine of the nation’s largest private foundations have joined forces in a commitment to end housing instability in America. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Melville Charitable Trust, and Oak…

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14Dec

Homes Within Reach Workshop Powerpoints

Share List Published: December 14, 2017 Thanks to all who attended our 13th annual Homes Within Reach Conference! We had over 830 attendees and over 165 sponsors, which makes it the most successful conference yet. This year’s theme was “Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions”, where we envisioned a future together, working in partnership for…

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08Nov

Denver initiative to move chronically homeless people into housing shows “promising” early results

Share List By: Jon Murray Published: October 30, 2017 A Denver chronic-homelessness initiative that aims to keep participants in housing and out of jail has seen “promising” early results, according to evaluators hired to assess its performance. The city said Monday it has cut the first check — amounting to $188,000 — to begin repaying…

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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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31Oct

Senate hearing focuses on concern for lead exposure

Share List By: Bill O’Boyle – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Published: October 30th, 2017 9:07 pm PITTSTON — Lynn Biga, executive director of the Luzerne County Head Start program, said in the 2016-17 school year, 11 children tested positive for lead in their blood. So it was with keen interest that Biga attended Monday’s public hearing…

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25Oct

Legislature passes bill to help homeowners replace lead water lines

Share List By: Liz Navratil, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: October 25, 2017 HARRISBURG — Amid efforts to end the four-month-long budget impasse, lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would allow the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to help homeowners replace their lead service lines. The provision, tucked into a key budget document called the fiscal code,…

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