As area median income rises, what is the impact for residents seeking affordable housing?

Share List From: PublicSource How do rising incomes in Allegheny County impact affordable housing? It’s not exactly clear unless you know that benchmarks for affordable housing rents and eligibility are based not on local residents’ needs, but on the overall wealth of the region. Known as area median income [AMI], the benchmark is revised each…

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10Sep

PHFA issues RFP for local groups to request funding for housing initiatives

Share List PHFA Press Release Application deadline is Nov. 15 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today is issuing a Request for Proposals soliciting applications from organizations for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing across the commonwealth. Funding for this RFP is being provided through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation…

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08Jan

Getting a Home Improvement Loan in Philly is Harder When You’re Low-Income or a Minority

Share List The Inquirer  Philadelphia is often called “The City of Neighborhoods,” an ode to its diverse housing stock and a high rate of home ownership. More than 52 percent of homes in the city are owner-occupied, 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau show, and the city tends to outperform the national average when it comes…

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Dec

Federal Award Aims to Reduce Homelessness Among Foster Youth, Keep Families Together

Share List Bucks County Courier Times The Bucks County Housing Authority will work closely with Bucks County agencies to identify youth who are most at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of adequate housing is the primary reason their children are in foster care. Families who are struggling to provide a home for their…

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16Aug

Smoking Ban in Public Housing is the Right Thing To Do

Share List By: The LNP Editorial Board Published: August 14th, 2017 Beginning Oct. 1, all 564 Lancaster City Housing Authority units will be smoke-free. As LNP reported last week, the housing authority is posting notices of its smoke-free policy but says residents are responsible for ensuring that guests follow it. The four-step violation process starts…

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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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