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05Feb

Annual Count Seeks to Tally, Aid Homeless in Freezing Temperatures

Share List Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  In skin-stinging, bone-chilling, toe-freezing cold Wednesday, teams scoured dozens of Pittsburgh neighborhoods and Allegheny County municipalities with a mission: count the region’s homeless population. Armed with a backpack filled with hand warmers, t-shirts, underwear, tissues, toiletries, and the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, Anne Kainaroi and Alex Herisko, of nonprofit Community Human Services,…

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Homelessness Policy Committee Call January 2019

Share List Homelessness Policy Committee Call, Thursday January 31st, 2019 This was part of a series of Policy Committee meetings where the Housing Alliance looked to our members to: • Share accomplishments at the local level • Discuss the remaining challenges and gaps • Identify possible state policy solutions Speakers: Michelle Feldman, Policy Director, Housing…

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30Jan

Governor Wolf Seeks Overhaul of Work, Housing Programs for Public Benefit Recipients

Share List Press Release: Office of Governor Tom Wolf Governor Tom Wolf today announced a proposed overhaul of state programs to help Pennsylvanians receiving public benefits earn career-building skills, find good jobs, and access affordable, permanent housing, among other goals.The overhaul would create greater accountability for programs aimed at getting people into the workforce, increase…

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Jan

PA AG’s Plan to Reduce Recidivism Taking Form

Share List The Philadelphia Tribune  When Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the formation of the PA Reentry Council (PARC) in May 2017, he did so with designs on reducing the high rate of recidivism in the state (60 percent) that contributes to the national rate of 68 percent. On Thursday, Shapiro introduced some…

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