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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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26Jun

LTE: Tax Credit Can Help Close Housing Gap

Share List Pennsylvania has numerous programs to help with developing affordable housing, but these programs cannot address the significant needs Cumberland County has for new housing opportunities. The recently completed Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan shows a tight rental housing market. In addition, data included in the plan from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows…

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