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05Sep

Grant intended to spur Allegheny Co. landlords to accept ‘high-risk’ tenants

Share List By: Theresa Clift , Pittsburgh Tribune Review Published: Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, 7:54 p.m. Allegheny County received a state grant to reimburse landlords for damage to properties rented by “high-risk tenants.” The $50,000 grant, administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, is intended to encourage landlords to rent to tenants with criminal backgrounds, poor…

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15Feb

Report Release: Creating Win-Win Partnerships with Landlords

Share List On February 2, 2017,  the Southwest PA Housing Alliance released a report on unlocking affordable housing opportunities titled, “How to Create Win-Win Partnerships with Landlords: A Set of Recommendations for Allegheny County.” The report and discussion focused on  recommended strategies to further engage landlords and unlock affordable housing opportunities for low income households. With these…

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29Nov

Homes Within Reach Powerpoint Presentations and Photos

Share List Thank you so much for attending Homes Within Reach and making this year’s conference a big success. We are excited to share with you the photos from this year’s conference. Please click here to view the photos for all three days. Part of what makes the conference great is the wide variety of…

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26Oct

Resources from: Housing Opportunity, 2nd Annual Forum for Landlords

Share List At this forum, landlords who are already working with housing assistance programs networked with different agencies. Landlords who have never worked with a housing assistance program before had the chance to ask questions and learn extensively about these programs in a low pressure environment. Resources from Forum: Landlord Forum Program Powerpoint– Exploring the Experiences…

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06Jul

Webinar Materials: Renting to Tenants with a Criminal History

Share List Webinar Date: May 19, 2016 Good landlords who rent to tenants with records can help the tenants stabilize their living situation, be better able to support their families, and live law-abiding lives in the community. Screening out tenants with a criminal history can strain community resources, threaten family security, and lead to homelessness…

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