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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May

Public data gives Allegheny County towns new tools for fighting blight

Share List By: Liz Navratil, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: May 7, 2017 Allegheny County municipalities can now use a new public database with tax delinquency information to guide their decisions about land banking and code enforcement. And some think social service agencies could use the data to identify people with financial problems, ideally helping them before…

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May

PHFA accepting bids for purchase of Community Revitalization Fund Tax Credits

Share List By: Sean Elliott, PHFA Press  Release Published: May 1, 2017 Winning tax credit bids will be used to fund mixed-use developments; deadline for bids is May 22  HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency announced today that it is accepting bids for the purchase of $2 million in tax credits associated with…

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26Apr

Sign up for Home Matters Day on June 12

Share List Monday, June 12th Harrisburg Capitol – 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please join us to educate and advocate for increasing housing resources, ending homelessness, and eradicating blight in PA. We have the solutions now to make it so! 10:00 a.m. Legislative Visits 11:30 a.m. Media Event in the Capitol Rotunda 12:00 p.m. Lunch 12:45 to 2:00 p.m. Legislative Visits REGISTER HERE…

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25Apr

Energy Efficiency Delivers Huge Savings for Pennsylvanians. But Some Big Energy Users Want a Free Ride.

Share List By: Daniel Bloom Published: April 20, 2017 Pennsylvania’s landmark energy efficiency law – known as Act 129 – continues to deliver huge electricity savings for the Commonwealth’s residents and businesses. In its most recent report on Act 129, the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Statewide Evaluator found that residential, commercial, and industrial consumers saved…

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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

Governor Wolf Announces New PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing across Pennsylvania

Share List Press Release from Governor Tom Wolf’s Office Published: April 13, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. This funding is a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax earmarked through…

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Apr

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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