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19May

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.

Presenters:

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

Shared Housing Ppt 2017 Webinar FINAL

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15May

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

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Trepinski, CSH
  • Jill Steen, CSH

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

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May Legislative Briefing

Recorded on May 10, 2017

Federal: 

  • 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.

State:

  • 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

 

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09May

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…

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08May

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.

Presenters:

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

Code Enforcement Powerpoint Presentation

 

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01May

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

Presenters:

  • 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

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25Apr

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…

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Apr

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

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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

April Legislative Briefing

Legislative Briefing recorded April 12, 2017

Federal:

Get the latest on the federal budget for FY 17 and FY 18, and progress on the Low income Housing Tax Credit bills from Rebekah King, Policy Associate, National Housing Conference.

State:

There’s movement on the state budget as well. Get an update from Cindy Daley.
Can we expand the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)? There is a campaign underway to do just that.

 

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