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08Jan

USDA Crackdown on Food Stamp Work Requirements Could Impact Thousands in PA

Share List New Castle News A proposal by the Trump Administration would force states, including Pennsylvania, to stop granting waivers from work requirements for able-bodied adults, could impact close to 100,000 Pennsylvanians. Supporters say proposal is a logical response to improved economic conditions. Detractors say it’s an unnecessary attack on the poor. In 2016, the…

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Jan

How a PA Affordable Housing Agency is Making Ultra-Efficient Buildings Mainstream

Share List The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Architect Laura Nettleton is standing in a former classroom in a 120-year-old elementary school that she helped turn into one of the most energy-efficient apartment buildings in Pittsburgh. She is talking, metaphorically, about coats. Her coat — stylish and black with wide sleeves and an open collar — is the…

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Jan

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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19Sep

State Housing Tax Credit (SB 1185) Introduced

Share List Sen. Tom Killon (R-9) introduced new legislation, SB 1185, to create a Pennsylvania state housing tax credit. The state housing tax credit will be modeled after the highly successful federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC.) LIHTC is the major vehicle for the creation and preservation of affordable housing in this country, yet…

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16Aug

State Government Committee Will Hold Meeting in Lancaster City to Talk Blight

Share List By: Sam Janesch, Lancaster Online Published: August 12th, 2017 State Sen. Scott Martin will host a public meeting with his state legislative colleagues next week in Lancaster to discuss blight and abandonment. The issue of abandoned and deteriorating buildings is not only a problem in cities, “but one that affects the boroughs and…

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26Jul

Capitolwire Reports on the Status of Finalizing the State Budget… Still A Work in Progress

Share List By: Capitolwire Published: July 26, 2017 The state Senate returns for some potential budget work today and Thursday. The Senate is scheduled to gavel in today at 3 p.m., and at 11 a.m. on Thursday. One would expect senators will spend some time later today discussing, behind closed doors, their options following Saturday’s…

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23Jan

Housing Counseling

Share List Author: The Housing Alliance January 23rd, 2017 According to HUD, one-on-one pre-purchase counseling with an approved housing counselor has been proven to lead to better credit scores, less overall debt and payment delinquency. Housing Counseling agencies are trained and approved by HUD to provide tools to current and prospective homeowners, renters so that…

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06Dec

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Receives $80 Million of New Markets Tax Credits

Share List By: PRESS RELEASE (HTTPS://WWW.GOVERNOR.PA.GOV/TOPIC/PRESS-RELEASE/) Date: November 18, 2016 Governor Tom Wolf proudly announces that the Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG), a non-profit community development group created by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, has secured $80 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations. Click here to read full article.

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