A New Vision for Housing Market Recovery: What the Data Says About What Works (Allegheny County Version)

Share List New Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania report, which features a special focus on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The report offers a new vision for rebuilding a housing market that works for all our citizens. Based on data about supply and demand, evidenced-based practices, and the experience of local providers, the report aims to strengthen…

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The Bucks County WomenÂ’s Advocacy Coalition decries Washington gridlock

Share List The Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition issued the following press release urging a balanced approach in resolving the political stalemate over raising the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling must be raised to prevent catastrophe… all seem to agree. BUT the Coalition stands with one voice for the principle that whatever deal is cut,…

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The Hidden Cost of the Housing Crisis: The Impact on Young Children’s Odds of Success

Share List Without a safe, stable home to call their own, young children face tremendous obstacles to the critical cognitive, behavioral and social development that occurs during their earliest years, concludes Joydeep Roy of the Economic Policy Institute in a paper for the Partnership for America’s Economic Success. Unfortunately, an increasing number of children ages…

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Costs to the Commonwealth of PA’s Shortage of Affordable Homes

Share List Pennsylvania’s shortage of affordable homes costs the state’s economy millions of dollars in collateral expenses, such as increased medical, education and criminal justice costs. This June 2010 fact sheet from the Housing Alliance outlines many of these costs, helping to make the economic case for investing in affordable homes. Source Housing Alliance of…

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Poverty Data by Legislative District

Share List This April 2010 spreadsheet itemizes the poverty and unemployment rates for all PA counties, listed by legislator (one sheet for the House, one for the Senate, and one simply listing all counties). Prepared by Kathy Fisher of Public Citizens for Children and Youth, the spreadsheet compares county unemployment numbers for April 2010 with…

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High-Quality Affordable Housing Impacts Children’s Education

Share List Housing and Education – download here The Impacts of Affordable Housing on Education: A Research Summary, a brief by Senior Research Associate Maya Brennan, uncovers a wealth of research suggesting that stable, affordable housing provides children with enhanced opportunities for educational success. The brief reviews literature showing that the supportive and stable home…

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High-Quality Affordable Housing Impacts Health

Share List Housing and Health The direct effects of poor quality or unsafe housing on health are well established; researchers have also increasingly turned significant attention to the role of housing affordability in fostering stability and reducing stress. In her brief, The Impacts of Affordable Housing on Health: A Research Summary, Center Senior Research Associate…

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