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12Sep

How Housing Dynamics Shape Neighborhood Perspectives

Share List By: Matthew Desmond Published: September 12, 2017 If neighborhood perceptions can drive selection into and out of certain areas, influence the concentration of social problems, exacerbate negative health outcomes, and steer urban policy, then identifying factors that influence those perceptions is crucial to understanding city life and developing effective urban policy. What shapes…

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13Jun

Webinar Recording: PA ABLE

Recorded on June 9, 2017

Pennsylvania just launched its new Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) program in April.  The ABLE program makes it possible for people with disabilities to establish a savings account and not lose critical government benefits.  An important qualifying expense under this program is housing – including rent and mortgage payments, utilities and home modifications.  In this webinar, you will learn about PA’s ABLE program and how this program can be used to create new opportunities for affordable, accessible housing in the community.

Presenters:

Ryan Buxton, Program Representative, Bureau of Savings Programs, Pennsylvania Treasury
Susan Tachau, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

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05Jun

Webinar Recording: NAP Program- It Works- Learn How It Can Work for Your Organization

Recorded: June 2, 2017

The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) provides state tax-credits to businesses that make contributions to nonprofit organizations carrying out eligible projects.

NAP leverages additional resources into the community beyond traditional government funding and can be used to provide much needed services and develop  housing and community facilities.

Learn:

  • How to use NAP in your community and what updates have been made to the program.
  • About successful NAP- funded projects run by different organizations in the state.
  • About the campaign to raise the NAP tax credit allocation from $18 Million to $36 Million.

Presenters:

  • Laura Schwartz, Esq., Director of Economic Development, Regional Housing Legal Services
  • Chris Sandvig, Director of Policy, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

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PCRG NAP presentation Housing Alliance Webinar 6-2-17

 

 

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20Apr

2008-2017 State Budget Chart updated April 6, 2017

Share List Revised 4/6/17 Figures are rounded. 1 Tax Credit; part of the Tax code not the Budget. 2 Also included in HSDF Block Grant. 3 2012-2013 through 2016-2017 funded from the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Fund, not General Fund. 4 Funded from Act 13 Impact Fees. Minimum of $5 M but by formula the amount…

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19Apr

ASAP Strategy Brief: Messaging to Policymakers & other Stakeholders on Program Alignment

Share List By: ASAP Published: Spring 2017 A deep well of valuable resources exist on messaging for safety net programs, including SNAP, Medicaid and TANF, that resonate positively with the public. Among them are:  FrameWorks Institute: Building a New Narrative on Human Services  FrameWorks Institute Messaging Memo: Talking Human Services  Center for…

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04Apr

Rental Unaffordability, Homelessness, and Declining Resources Identified as Key Challenges in Housing and Neighborhood Development

Share List By: the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Published: March 30, 2017 The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Outlook Survey (COS) monitors trends affecting the well-being of low- and moderate-income (LMI) households and communities in the Third Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Delaware, southern New Jersey, and the eastern two-thirds of Pennsylvania. Each…

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30Mar

2016 County Population Estimates: Decadal Growth Slowed by County Losses

Share List By: Pennsylvania State Data Center Published: March 2017 HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s southeast and southcentral counties continue to grow into the second half of the decade while the rest of the state experiences population losses. Despite ranking 6th in the nation for total population, percent decreases at the county level have resulted in most…

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Mar

Less segregated communities aren’t only more inclusive. They’re more prosperous.

Share List By: Mark Treskon Published: March 28, 2017 Segregation is associated with many negative effects. It concentrates social, economic, and environmental resources and hazards, and it harms people living in distressed and isolated neighborhoods. Regions with high degrees of segregation stratify access to education and other public services, opportunities for social interaction, and labor…

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