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23May

Which Types of Federal Housing Assistance Are Associated with Improved Health?

Share List Report by Andrew Fenelon, Patrick Mayne, Alan E. Simon, Lauren M. Rossen, Veronica Helms, Patricia Lloyd, Jon Sperling, Barry L. Steffen in the American Journal of Public Health Published: 2017 Living in public or multifamily housing, forms of federal housing assistance, is associated with a decreased chance of poor health or psychological distress, but…

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May

Trump’s budget hits his own voters hardest

Share List By: Andrew Restuccia  , Matthew Nussbaum and Sarah Ferris, Politico Published: May 22, 2017 Donald Trump, whose populist message and promises to help American workers propelled him to the White House, is set to issue a budget proposal on Tuesday that instead takes aim at the social safety net on which many of his…

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19May

Blight fight gets $200,000

Share List By: Shamokin News Item Published: May 19, 2017 HARRISBURG — The Northumberland County Housing Authority has been awarded a $200,000 grant through the state Department of Community and Economic Development to assist in a continuing blight elimination program, state Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27) and Rep. Kurt A. Masser (R-107) announced Thursday. The…

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16May

Allegheny County fund would encourage more landlords to rent to subsidized tenants

Share List By: Kate Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: May 13, 2017 A special fund aims to encourage more local landlords to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8. Allegheny County will start a fund to incentivize more landlords to participate in the program. Using a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania…

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May

Housing Affordability Sees First Quarter Increase

Share List By: Builder Magazine Published: May 15, 2017 Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), the share homes sold that were affordable to median-income earners increased to 60.3% during Q1 2017. Eye on Housing’s Rose Quint reports on this affordability increase, which coincides with a quarterly decrease in the national median home price and an increase in…

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May

Pennsylvania ranks near top of states with kids with high levels of lead

Share List By Nicole C. Brambila, Reading Eagle Published: Wednesday May 10, 2017 Pennsylvania has among the nation’s largest percentage of children with high blood lead levels, according to a recently-published study in the Journal of Pediatrics. With roughly 8 percent of the state’s children having lead-to-blood concentrations of 5 micrograms per deciliter, Pennsylvania is…

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