Housing task force: $10 million Pittsburgh trust fund needed

Share List By: Kate Giammarise Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 An annual $10 million housing trust fund, expanding the use of the existing 4 percent low-income housing tax credit and protection of existing homeowners and tenants should all be part of Pittsburgh’s strategy for maintaining and growing its supply of affordable housing, according to a…

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Pittsburgh needs $10 million per year to address affordable housing needs, report says

Share List By Tom Fontaine  Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Pittsburgh should raise at least $10 million a year in public money to provide more affordable housing for low-income residents, a report released Tuesday contends. Mayor Bill Peduto said, “Providing affordable housing to all is likely the most pressing challenge we have.” City council established…

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Wolf reveals plan to attack lack of affordable housing

Share List By Christian Morrow Published: May 25, 2016 Just weeks after the Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Task Force released its initial recommendations on increasing the number and availability of affordable housing units in the city, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has released what he is calling a five-year plan to “connect Pennsylvanians to affordable, integrated and…

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Harrison official seeks blight crackdown

Share List By Jodi Weigand  Published: Monday, May 23, 2016 Harrison Commissioner Charles Dizard wants the township to take a more aggressive approach toward addressing blight in the township. His strategy begins curbside with the township enforcing its requirement that residents keep current on payments to the township's trash collector; then advances to the township…

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PA plans to use medicaid funding for affordable housing

Share List By Noah Brode Published: May 24, 2016 In a five-year affordable housing strategy announced Monday, state government officials said they’ll invest Medicaid funding into affordable housing programs over the next five years. The Obama administration announced last June that states could use Medicaid funding to help house their homeless populations, and with more…

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Pennsylvania reveals strategy to move residents out of government-assisted housing

Share List By  Jerry Gaul  Published: May  23, 2016 A new five-year plan to help Pennsylvania residents out of government-assisted housing and into communities was unveiled by the Office of Governor Tom Wolf. The heads of the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), and the Department of Community and Economic…

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Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Holds Third Land Bank Summit

Share List FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016                                                     Contact: Joyce Sacco 215-576-7044 press@housingalliancepa.org Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Holds Third Land Bank Summit LATROBE, PA – The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, an advocacy organization for safe, quality affordable homes and vibrant communities, is holding their third Land Bank Summit today and tomorrow in Latrobe, PA- a…

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