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20Sep

HUD Releases the Housing First Assessment Tool

Share List By: HUD Exchange Published: September 20, 2017 HUD continues to encourage Continuums of Care (CoCs) and providers to implement and strengthen Housing First approaches. To support these efforts, HUD recently released the Housing First Assessment Tool. This tool builds on the work of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness’s (USICH) Housing First…

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Sep

HUD Secretary Ben Carson helps open a North Philly high school

Share List by Kristen A. Graham & Aubrey Whelan, Philadelphia Inquirer Updated: September 19, 2017 U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, in town to help open a new Philadelphia school, said Tuesday that the partnership that made Vaux Big Picture High School possible ought to be replicated across the country. The school represents…

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Sep

Pa. budget impasse leads to credit downgrade

Share List By: Angela Couloumbis & Liz Navratil, HARRISBURG BUREAU Updated: September 20, 2017 HARRISBURG — As the budget deadlock in the Capitol drags on, a credit rating agency on Wednesday delivered a hard fiscal punch to Pennsylvania: a credit downgrade. Standard & Poor’s lowered Pennsylvania’s bond rating a notch, citing the state’s out-of-balance budget, its more than…

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Sep

State Senate hearing in Erie focuses on blight

Share List By Kevin Flowers, Erie Times News Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM State Sen. Dan Laughlin invited members of the Senate Majority Policy Committee to Erie to for a roundtable discussion of blight and community revitalization. Effectively combating blight, especially in urban areas, requires a complex mix of funding, collaboration, initiative and creative thinking. That’s what State…

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Sep

Job: Fulltime TLC Programs Manager, Tabor Community Services, Lancaster, PA

Share List Posted: September 20, 2017 Tabor Community Services is hiring a Fulltime TLC Programs Manager– TLC provides temporary housing and related services to bridge homelessness to permanent housing using a facility with 52 hotel-type rooms in downtown Lancaster, PA. Typically the census totals nearly 100+ individuals including 35+ children. Responsibilities include: Supervision of case…

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12Sep

Commissioners support 7-year extensions for several Keystone Opportunity Zones

Share List By: Jeff Horvath, Scranton Times Tribune Published: September 7, 2017 Hoping to attract potential developers, Lackawanna County commissioners support extending the tax-exempt status of several undeveloped parcels for an additional seven years. Wednesday’s 2-0 vote by Commissioners Jerry Notarianni and Patrick O’Malley represents the last local step required to extend Keystone Opportunity Zone…

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Sep

Wolf administration calling for universal blood-lead testing for young Pennsylvania children

Share List By Jenny Wagne, Doylestown Intelligencer Published: September 7, 2017 In an effort to gauge the scope of lead poisoning in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf and other state officials are calling for universal testing of all children under age 2. The governor’s office said in an announcement last week that universal testing would allow…

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11Sep

Job Opening: Community Development Engagement Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Share List Posted: September 11, 2017 Community Development Engagement Associate Job Summary Organizes individual and small group outreach meetings and represents the Reserve Bank with Third District stakeholders (including bankers, community group leaders, and federal, state, and local government representatives) to promote community development in low- and moderate-income communities and fair and impartial access to…

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Sep

Job Opening: Accounting Manager, NeighborWorks Northeastern PA, Scranton, PA

Share List Posted: September 11, 2017 Position Summary: NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) community development organization with multiple lines of business, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Accounting Manager position. This position will report to the Director of Finance & Operations, and is responsible for the management and day-to-day oversight of all…

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