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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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09May

Congress Reaches Deal on FY17 Spending

Share List By: National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Published: May 1, 2017 Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress announced late in the evening Sunday, April 30 that they reached a deal on a final FY17 spending package to fund the federal government through September and avert a government shutdown. The spending package is expected…

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