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20Nov

Pennsylvania Doubles, to $36M, Tax Credits for Investing in Distressed Neighborhoods

Share List Habitat for Humanity of Chester County built homes for 28 families in Coatesville. The community development group in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia started a program to tell its diverse population — nearly a third is foreign-born — about small-business workshops, professional networking events, and English classes. And the nonprofit People’s Emergency…

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23Oct

New State Program to Help Individuals Battling Opioid Use Disorder Find and Maintain Housing in Pennsylvania

Share List Governor Tom Wolf announced a new state program that aims to direct $15 million for an opioid housing initiative that will fund a minimum of eight pilot projects in eligible urban and rural communities throughout the commonwealth. The proposed pilot programs must help individuals to become and remain engaged in evidence-based treatment interventions,…

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Oct

Key State Legislation Passed in the Last Voting Days of the PA General Assembly

Share List As the last voting days of the PA General Assembly Session occurred, key legislation supported by the Housing Alliance and our partners passed and awaits Governor Wolf’s signature. HB 645 – Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP) Expansion (O’Neill, R-Bucks) – this bill doubles annual funding for the NAP Program from $18 million to $36…

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09Oct

Pennsylvania HB 645 (Neighborhood Assistance Program) Passes Senate Finance Committee

Share List Pennsylvania HB 645 – Neighborhood Assistance Program passed the Senate Finance Committee on October 3rd, 2018. This bill sponsored by Rep. Bernie O’Neill looks to increase funding for the Neighborhood Assistance Program from $18 million to $36 million. Funding for the Neighborhood Assistance Program has remained at $18 million since its creation in…

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03Oct

McGarrigle Advances Killion Affordable Housing Legislation

Share List Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26), chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, today advanced a key affordable housing bill. Senate Bill 1185, sponsored by Senator Tom Killion (R-9), cleared McGarrigle’s committee with a bipartisan unanimous vote.  McGarrigle is the first co-sponsor of the bill. This legislation will increase private investment in…

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25Sep

Pennsylvania Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Introduced in General Assembly

Share List Pittsburgh City Paper writes: Pittsburgh has made significant efforts over the years to fill its affordable-housing shortage. In 2016, the region needed 21,580 below-market-rate units to adequately serve its populace. That figure has shrunk a bit since, and Pittsburgh City Council created a $10 million Housing Opportunity Fund that will help build even…

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04Sep

Governor Wolf Increases Access to Affordable Housing in Butler County

Share List Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to support the construction of a 588-unit mixed-use affordable housing development in Lancaster Township, Butler County. “This is an investment in the people and economy of Butler County that will help to make housing more affordable for hundreds of families,” said Governor Wolf. “By supporting the construction…

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