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Nov

The Only Federal Agency Dedicated to Homelessness Could Be Shut Down

Share List By: J.B. Wogan, Governing.com Published: November 14, 2017 Last week, Atlanta ended veteran homelessness, placing nearly 1,900 people into permanent housing. The news would have attracted more media buzz if three states and more than 40 communities hadn’t already claimed the same achievement in the last few years. Nationally, veteran homelessness has declined…

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Land Bank Public Hearing Held November 14 at PA’s Capitol

Share List November 15, 2017 The House Urban Affairs Committee held a land bank hearing November 14 to discuss the progress of land banks in Pennsylvania. The five year anniversary of Act 153, which made it possible for land banks to be created in Pennsylvania, was October 24, 2017. The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, along…

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09Nov

UPDATE: Republican tax plan could grind affordable housing construction to a virtual halt

Share List By: Andrea Riquier, Published: November 9, 2017 Two changes could slash development by two-thirds The tax plan proposed (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-a-breakdown-of-how-the-new-house-tax-bill-impacts-your-taxes-2017-11-02) by Congressional Republicans will likely decimate production of new affordable rental housing, even as housing shortages across the country are driving rents higher and taking ever-larger shares of Americans’ incomes. The plan released last…

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08Nov

Job Opportunity: Membership and Communications Coordinator, PACDC, Philadelphia, PA

Share List Posted: November 8, 2017 The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations is seeking an enthusiastic and creative person as our new Membership and Communications Coordinator.  The Coordinator will work to enhance PACDC’s organizational image, and develop and implement strategies that effectively communicate PACDC’s mission, programs, and benefits of membership to key target audiences. …

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Nov

Denver initiative to move chronically homeless people into housing shows “promising” early results

Share List By: Jon Murray Published: October 30, 2017 A Denver chronic-homelessness initiative that aims to keep participants in housing and out of jail has seen “promising” early results, according to evaluators hired to assess its performance. The city said Monday it has cut the first check — amounting to $188,000 — to begin repaying…

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