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16Apr

Faith-based nonprofit taking over Lancaster properties — some blighted — from embattled landlord

Share List From Lancaster Online For the past several years, the faith-based nonprofit Impact Missions has been renovating blighted houses in Lancaster and reselling them to low- and moderate-income first-time homeowners. It is now taking on its most ambitious project to date: the makeover of 10 properties bought from Dwain London Sr., the landlord accused…

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20Nov

Study: Spending Now on Legal Aid Would Save City Down the Road

Share List An annual investment of $3.5 million would cover the cost of legal representation for the thousands of low-income tenants who find themselves facing eviction orders in Philadelphia’s Municipal Court, according to a study released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The $3.5 million investment would ultimately save the city $45.2 million in public…

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13Nov

Housing Opportunity: The 2018 Landlord Forum

Share List Landlord engagement is a key strategy in ending homelessness and expanding housing opportunity for all Pennsylvanians. On November 5th , the Housing Alliance in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services hosted Housing Opportunity: The 2018 Landlord Forum.  It was a community event to show appreciation to private market landlords who work…

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10Jul

Task Force Has 17 Ideas for Fixing Philly’s Eviction Problem

Share List The city’s Eviction Task Force issued recommendations to Mayor Kenney on Tuesday, calling for more robust mediation programs between landlords and tenants, a one-stop resource center for tenants facing evictions, and a small-loan program for low-income landlords. Last year in the city there were 22,500 eviction filings. That’s 1 for every 14 renters….

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Developing a Landlord Network

Share List Webinar: Developing a Landlord Network This was the first webinar in our HAPPN focused series. The Housing Alliance is working with HAPPN to provide critical resources and education to homeless service providers throughout the state. As more and more communities move away from institutionalization and facility based housing programs toward permanent housing opportunities,…

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