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Dec

Program helps fund rent and utility assistance

Share List By: Staff Reports, Lewistown Sentinel Published: Dec 7, 2017 LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin Juniata Human Services Department has quickly put to use a new source of state funding to provide enhanced case management services for those receiving housing assistance. The money comes from the first ever statewide grants issued by Pennsylvania’s recently expanded…

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Dec

Homes Within Reach Workshop Powerpoints

Share List Published: December 11, 2017 Thanks to all who attended our 13th annual Homes Within Reach Conference! We had over 830 attendees and over 165 sponsors, which makes it the most successful conference yet. This year’s theme was “Shining Our Light on Housing Solutions”, where we envisioned a future together, working in partnership for…

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15Nov

Land Bank Public Hearing Held November 14 at PA’s Capitol

Share List November 15, 2017 The House Urban Affairs Committee held a land bank hearing November 14 to discuss the progress of land banks in Pennsylvania. The five year anniversary of Act 153, which made it possible for land banks to be created in Pennsylvania, was October 24, 2017. The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, along…

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13Nov

Gearing up for #Giving Tuesday

Share List   This year, the Housing Alliance of PA is asking you to consider us on #GivingTuesday, a day which inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. The donations raised from this…

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06Nov

PHARE in 2017: What will it do?

Share List Posted: November 7, 2017 On November 4 we celebrate the anniversary of Act 58 which dedicated a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax (RTT) as a consistent revenue source for PHARE – the state housing trust fund. This #GivingTuesday (November 28), you can help us raise dollars for advocacy campaigns to support our efforts in…

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31Oct

Senate hearing focuses on concern for lead exposure

Share List By: Bill O’Boyle – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Published: October 30th, 2017 9:07 pm PITTSTON — Lynn Biga, executive director of the Luzerne County Head Start program, said in the 2016-17 school year, 11 children tested positive for lead in their blood. So it was with keen interest that Biga attended Monday’s public hearing…

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Oct

Gambling, deficit borrowing are in as Pennsylvania closes book on $32.0 billion state budget

Share List By: Charles Thompson, Penn Live Updated: October 31, 2017 Closing out Pennsylvania’s 2017-18 state budget proved to be really difficult in Pennsylvania’s current era of divided government. We’ll soon find out what living with the solution will be like. Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed into law the major components of a $2.3 billion…

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25Oct

Legislature passes bill to help homeowners replace lead water lines

Share List By: Liz Navratil, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: October 25, 2017 HARRISBURG — Amid efforts to end the four-month-long budget impasse, lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would allow the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to help homeowners replace their lead service lines. The provision, tucked into a key budget document called the fiscal code,…

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24Oct

Optimism starting to build – again – around Pa. Capitol about solving state budget stalemate

Share List By: Charles Thompson, Penn Live Published: October 24, 2017 Optimism is starting to build again around the idea that Pennsylvania’s state government could have a completed budget. And soon. The Senate started moving related bills Monday, and the state House announced it would return to voting session on Tuesday. “It’s one of those…

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