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26Sep

Luzerne County committee preparing to accept blighted property database nominations

Share List By Jennifer Learn-Andes – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Published: September 25, 2017 Luzerne County municipalities can start nominating abandoned eyesore properties for a new countywide blight database on Oct. 1, officials said. Vacant properties could be declared blighted and placed on the list for numerous reasons, including public nuisance code violations, safety problems that…

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Sep

Child abuse cases rising in Pennsylvania, A.G. says

Share List By Rick Kauffman, Norristown Times Herald Published: September 18, 2017 Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a report highlighting a startling trend in the commonwealth Thursday about the well-being of at-risk children. Despite spending $1.8 billion last year to protect Pennsylvania’s children, the number of reported cases of abuse and neglect has risen…

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Sep

Chester County receives state funding to combat homelessness

Share List By: Staff Report, Daily Local News Published: September 20, 2017 Chester County has quickly put to use a new source of state funding to begin helping reduce and eliminate homelessness. The money comes from the first ever statewide grants issued by Pennsylvania’s recently expanded state housing trust fund. “The housing trust fund is…

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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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