Home Matters Day Webinar Recording

Recorded on May 23, 2017

We want to see our legislators support:

  • Increasing the Neighborhood Assistance Program to create more programs for housing counseling, affordable homes, blight, job training, childcare, and food security
  • Full funding for Keystone Communities program to fight blight and make available accessible housing opportunities
  • Full funding for the Homeless Assistance Program and Human Services Development Fund to end homelessness and create more affordable housing opportunities

Together let’s show our legislators how theses resources have made a difference across Pennsylvania!

Read the Home Matters Day Policy Brief here

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Which Types of Federal Housing Assistance Are Associated with Improved Health?

Share List Report by Andrew Fenelon, Patrick Mayne, Alan E. Simon, Lauren M. Rossen, Veronica Helms, Patricia Lloyd, Jon Sperling, Barry L. Steffen in the American Journal of Public Health Published: 2017 Living in public or multifamily housing, forms of federal housing assistance, is associated with a decreased chance of poor health or psychological distress, but…


Webinar Recording: Shared Housing – A Non-Traditional Housing Option

Recorded: May 19, 2017

Shared Housing is a non-traditional housing option that not only benefits seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness but also maintains community stability. Match-up and group share residence models will be described, including how service exchanges enable seniors to age in place.

Traditional and innovative funding sources will be discussed and an administrator of a countywide match-up program will discuss her program design and outcomes.


Diana T. Myers, Diana T. Myers and Associates
Matrie Johnson, Home of the Sparrow

Shared Housing Ppt 2017 Webinar FINAL


Webinar Recording: New Market Tax Credits

Recorded: May 13, 2017

The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) aims to break the cycle of disinvestment in low-income communities by attracting the private investment to help support struggling local economies. The NMTC Program provides equity capital to projects by permitting investors to receive a tax credit through the sale of New Markets Tax Credits.  The equity capital raised is used to fill the financing gap for the construction and rehabilitation of commercial, industrial, and mixed-use projects.  It was designed to spur economic development, create jobs, and expand the provision of goods and services in low-income, distressed communities nationwide.

Learn the basics on the New Markets Tax Credit, including how it works and how it can be used to develop projects that include low income housing.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Be provided with an overview of the New Markets Tax Credit.
  • Learn about the benefits of using the New Markets Tax Credit.
  • Be provided with examples of New Markets Tax Credit projects


  • Jennifer Trepinski, CSH
  • Jill Steen, CSH

CSH PA Housing Alliance Presentation-5-12-17-Final


May Legislative Briefing

Recorded on May 10, 2017


  • Congress unveiled an omnibus spending bill on May 1 to finalize fiscal year 2017 funding for HUD and other federal programs, which have been operating under temporary Continuing Resolutions since October 1.   The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities published an initial analysis of the bill’s main provisions and expected impact.
  • Find out what happens next in the FY 17 process, and get an update on FY 18 negotiations and the Low income Housing Tax Credit bills from Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference.


  • Pennsylvania’s budget process is moving toward its June 30 deadline. Learn what’s in store from Bill Fontana, PA Downtown Center.
  • Home Matters Day, June 12, 2017
  • There is a campaign underway to expand the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Find out from Chris Sandvig, Pittsburgh Community Revitalization Group, how you can help.

HB 645 as amended and passed by House on 05.09.17

House Committee Roll Call Votes – 2017 RCS# 350 – PA House of Representatives



Case Studies: Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments

Share List By: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Published: May 4, 2017 Across the country, communities are striving to create solutions for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness—including people sleeping and living in encampments—within their efforts to implement effective and efficient coordinated entry systems. As with all efforts to end homelessness, those solutions focus on creating…


Webinar Recording: Creating and Promoting Creative Code Enforcement

This webinar will provide detailed information on cutting-edge code enforcement procedures that can yield visible results on the ground, reduce inspection staff workload, and apply code compliance standards systematically and effectively.  Hear about multi-municipal code enforcement as well.


  • John Kromer, Senior Consultant, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amanda Settelmaier, Executive Director, Turtle Creek Valley COG

Code Enforcement Powerpoint Presentation



Webinar Recording: Diversion and Coordinated Entry

Recorded April 28, 2017

Diversion and Coordinated Entry are community-wide strategies for improving access, assessment and referral to housing and services for people experiencing homelessness. Learn how Diversion and Coordinated Entry are being used effectively in both single county and geographically diverse multi-county regions of Eastern Pennsylvania.

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn about Single County Coordinated Entry efforts
  • Hear examples of innovations in Coordinated Entry
  • Learn how to make Coordinated Entry effective when using it for multiple counties
  • Hear about the latest HUD rules


  • Jason D. Alexander, Principal and Co-Founder, Capacity for Change, LLC
  • Kathi Krablin, Associate Director of Development, Valley Youth House
  • Kayleigh Silver, Your Way Home Program Manager, Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development; Chair, Eastern PA CoC Coordinated Entry Committee

Diversion and Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services 04.28.17


Webinar:  Resources Available for Multi-Family Housing Energy Efficiency with  PPL Electric Utilities  and UGI

Share List Act 129, which became effective in November 2008, requires electric utility companies to cost-effectively reduce electricity consumption and peak demand on their systems. One way to do this is through energy efficiency measures. Electric utility companies have developed programs for residential and commercial customers to reduce energy output in their properties. The electric utility…


April 20 Land Bank Call

April’s topics of discussion:

  • Hear from Bethany Davidson, Manager of Land Recycling, URA and Project Manager, Pittsburgh Land Bank, as she shares updates on the Pittsburgh Land Bank
  • Updates from around the state

Powerpoint slides Apr20