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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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24Oct

Exposing and addressing child asthma in HUD-assisted renter households

Share List By: Corianne Scally, Urban Wire Published: October 13, 2017 More and more, housing practitioners and health care providers are connecting the dots between people’s health and their home. Housing quality can determine a person’s exposure to allergens and health hazards. This is particularly true for asthma, where indoor triggers, such as mold, pests, and tobacco smoke,…

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02Oct

Affordable Housing and Energy Assistance Fact Sheets

Share List October 2, 2017 Fact sheets were created by a group of energy efficiency and affordable housing advocacy groups to make the case that federal resources in these areas to help working individuals and families, and need to be maintained at the same level, in order to continue assisting the most vulnerable populations. PA…

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Oct

Webinar Recording: PHARE Application 101

Recorded on September 29, 2017

This webinar provides information to organizations and individuals interested in applying for Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) funding, administered by PHFA. PHARE funds have been used to leverage an additional $470 million investment in housing in Pennsylvania since 2012.

The webinar is an opportunity to hear about the details of the program as well as ask questions related to components of the RFP and application process.

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12Sep

Wolf administration calling for universal blood-lead testing for young Pennsylvania children

Share List By Jenny Wagne, Doylestown Intelligencer Published: September 7, 2017 In an effort to gauge the scope of lead poisoning in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf and other state officials are calling for universal testing of all children under age 2. The governor’s office said in an announcement last week that universal testing would allow…

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11Sep

The Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Report: 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure

Share List By: Pew Charitable Trusts Published: August 31, 2017 The report is result of an extensive review on the implications of childhood lead exposure and the most cost-effective policies to reduce and ultimately eliminate lead exposure. Key findings included: Removing leaded drinking water service lines from the homes of children born in 2018 would…

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