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23May

Which Types of Federal Housing Assistance Are Associated with Improved Health?

Share List Report by Andrew Fenelon, Patrick Mayne, Alan E. Simon, Lauren M. Rossen, Veronica Helms, Patricia Lloyd, Jon Sperling, Barry L. Steffen in the American Journal of Public Health Published: 2017 Living in public or multifamily housing, forms of federal housing assistance, is associated with a decreased chance of poor health or psychological distress, but…

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May

Trump’s budget hits his own voters hardest

Share List By: Andrew Restuccia  , Matthew Nussbaum and Sarah Ferris, Politico Published: May 22, 2017 Donald Trump, whose populist message and promises to help American workers propelled him to the White House, is set to issue a budget proposal on Tuesday that instead takes aim at the social safety net on which many of his…

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May

Pennsylvania ranks near top of states with kids with high levels of lead

Share List By Nicole C. Brambila, Reading Eagle Published: Wednesday May 10, 2017 Pennsylvania has among the nation’s largest percentage of children with high blood lead levels, according to a recently-published study in the Journal of Pediatrics. With roughly 8 percent of the state’s children having lead-to-blood concentrations of 5 micrograms per deciliter, Pennsylvania is…

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09May

Congress Reaches Deal on FY17 Spending

Share List By: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Published: May 1, 2017 Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress announced late in the evening Sunday, April 30 that they reached a deal on a final FY17 spending package to fund the federal government through September and avert a government shutdown. The spending package is expected…

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08May

Connecting Housing, Jobs, and Transportation

Share List Join us for an Educational Session on Connecting  Housing, Jobs and Transportation Tuesday, June 13, 2017   9:00 – 12:30  (Registration starts 8:30) Capital Union Building CUB, Penn State Harrisburg Campus, Middletown Pa. The South Central Assembly’s Housing & Community Development Committee and the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania will offer an educational session on…

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26Apr

Sign up for Home Matters Day on June 12

Share List Monday, June 12th Harrisburg Capitol – 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please join us to educate and advocate for increasing housing resources, ending homelessness, and eradicating blight in PA. We have the solutions now to make it so! 10:00 a.m. Legislative Visits 11:30 a.m. Media Event in the Capitol Rotunda 12:00 p.m. Lunch 12:45 to 2:00 p.m. Legislative Visits REGISTER HERE…

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20Apr

2008-2017 State Budget Chart updated April 6, 2017

Share List Revised 4/6/17 Figures are rounded. 1 Tax Credit; part of the Tax code not the Budget. 2 Also included in HSDF Block Grant. 3 2012-2013 through 2016-2017 funded from the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Fund, not General Fund. 4 Funded from Act 13 Impact Fees. Minimum of $5 M but by formula the amount…

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19Apr

Governor Wolf Announces New PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing across Pennsylvania

Share List Press Release from Governor Tom Wolf’s Office Published: April 13, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. This funding is a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax earmarked through…

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