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09Apr

Pennsylvania Plans Vote on Cutting Assistance for Its Poorest Residents

Share List From Talk Poverty Toothpaste, medication, and bus fare. What do these have in common? For thousands of the poorest Pennsylvanians, there soon might be no way to afford them, or other basic necessities. Next week, the Pennsylvania state legislature is scheduled to vote on whether to continue funding a program that helps around…

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26Mar

House Committee Votes to Eliminate General Assistance for Disabled Adults, People with Addiction

Share List Pennsylvania Capital-Star A state House committee voted along party lines Monday to eliminate a general assistance program for childless adults with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and people in treatment for addiction. General Assistance was first eliminated by the General Assembly in 2012, during the Corbett administration. That law was struck down last year…

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26Feb

New State Funding Will Support 43 Restoration, Façade, and Housing Projects Throughout Pennsylvania

Share List Press Release: Office of Governor Wolf Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 43 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “This administration is committed to making our communities better places to live and do business,” Governor Wolf said. “From restoring community cornerstones to beautifying downtowns…

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08Jan

Killion Named Chairman of Urban Affairs and Housing

Share List Digital First Media State Sen. Tom Killion has been named chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Urban Affairs and Housing Committee. Senate President Joe Scarnati appointed Killion chair of the committee for the new 2019-2020 legislative session. “I am thrilled to be the chairman of this committee,” said Killion. “The Urban Affairs and Housing Committee…

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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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