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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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14Dec

Homes Within Reach Workshop Powerpoints

Share List Published: December 14, 2017 Thanks to all who attended our 13th annual Homes Within Reach Conference! We had over 830 attendees and over 165 sponsors, which makes it the most successful conference yet. This year’s theme was “Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions”, where we envisioned a future together, working in partnership for…

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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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