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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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17Mar

State and National News on the President’s Proposed FY18 Budget

Share List 3/17/2017; updated April 3, 2017 Since the President’s budget came out yesterday, there have been many news articles published about what it means for Non Defense Discretionary programs and the people they serve. There has also been analyses published by National Groups digging deeper into long term impacts of such a budget. All…

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16Mar

Congress Decides What Happens with the Budget

Share List Posted March 16, 2017  YOUR ACTION IS CRITICAL In the past few weeks and months, we have seen more of you engage in conversations and meetings with your federal Members of Congress than ever before. It is extremely important that we continue to engage with our Senators and Representatives to advocate for resources for…

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06Mar

Webinar Recording: Innovative Approaches to Combating Opioid and Heroin Abuse

Recorded on March 4, 2017

Opioid use and related deaths have reached epidemic levels in the state of Pennsylvania.  More people die from a drug overdose than a car crash. Ten Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose; there were over 3,500 deaths in 2015 alone. This crisis does not discriminate and affects people of all races and socio-economic backgrounds. Governor Wolf has made tackling this issue a priority and has directed all state agencies to prioritize strategies to combat the opioid abuse epidemic that is affecting every community in the Commonwealth.

The webinar provides facts about the epidemic in PA, the Centers of Excellence and innovative approaches to treatment and housing.

Presenters: Bill Maroon, Business and Organizational Development Specialist, Resources for Human Development; Jason Synder, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Human Services; Chris Simiriglia, President and CEO, Pathways to Housing

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Feb

Study shows poor children face higher rates of asthma and ADHD

Share List By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: February 13, 2017 Poverty takes a toll on human health and especially on children. The American Academy of Pediatrics and Britain’s Child Poverty Action Group, among various groups and scientific studies, long have documented the higher risk of illness, chronic disease and disability among impoverished children,…

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