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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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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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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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03Aug

ADVOCACY WORKS! – Senate HUD Bill Provides Better or Level Funding for Critical Housing Programs

Share List   By: Phyllis Chamberlain, Executive Director of the Housing Alliance of PA Published: August 3, 2017   Pennsylvania receives $1.2 Billion* annually in federal funding, which allows you to do the good work that you do every day to provide new affordable housing opportunities to people in need.  The Housing Alliance has been…

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01Aug

Three strategies presented to blight task force

Share List By: Nancy Lowry Published: July 28, 2017 Representatives of a state agency are touting a three-pronged plan to eliminate blight in New Castle. Consultants Christopher Gulotta and Diana Kerr proposed barring certain people from buying property, finding more money for demolition and providing incentives for private development when they met with members of…

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26Jul

Ounce of prevention: A healthy homes effort has track record of success

Share List By: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: July 25, 2017 Various groups in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County help disadvantaged residents with home repairs. Now, some of them have pledged to coordinate their efforts so the homes they touch are left as green and healthy as possible. On Friday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald…

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