Blight: Where will the money come from to fight it?

Share List From: Washington Observer-Reporter State and local officials from both major political parties on Thursday tackled the issue of removing a scourge from local cities, boroughs, suburbs and rural areas. State Rep. Tim O’Neal, R-South Strabane, convened a roundtable discussion in the Canonsburg Borough building to formulate plans of attack on blight. And while…

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23Apr

Trump housing policy targets zero-down home loans

Share List From: Bloomberg News The Trump Administration is cracking down on national affordable housing programs because of concern over growing risk to the government’s almost $1.3 trillion portfolio of federally insured mortgages. The effort targets providers of money for borrowers who can’t afford the 3.5 percent down payment typically required on Federal Housing Administration…

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16Apr

Housing Alliance Job Opening: Housing Specialist

Share List BACKGROUND The Housing Alliance of PA, under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS), seeks to fill the new position of Housing Specialist who will provide support to PA DHS on implementation of the housing strategy. (http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_228399.pdf). POSITION OVERVIEW The Housing Specialist is an employee of the Housing Alliance of…

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February 2019 Legislative Briefing

Share List Housing Alliance Legislative Briefing: Wednesday, February 20th Federal: We’ll discuss the latest news on the budget process and updates on relevant bills on homelessness, housing, and community development. State: Hear big updates on the State Housing Tax Credit legislation and how to advocate with us for this new resource, as well as a preview of other housing…

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New Blight Tool Under Act 33: Designating a Redevelopment Authority to Act as a Land Bank

Share List Act 33 of 2018 authorizes certain counties and municipalities to designate their redevelopment authorities to act as their land banks.  Join us for a “how to” discussion on using this new tool to repurpose vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent properties.  Learn about who’s eligible, what’s required, who’s already using the tool, and how…

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Eviction & Homeless Prevention as a Critical Component of Community Preservation & Housing Equity for Low Income Renters

Share List Eviction & Homeless Prevention as a Critical Component of Community Preservation & Housing Equity for Low Income Renters Housing preservation for low income renters who are at risk for eviction and homelessness is at the heart of achieving equitable housing in Philadelphia’s housing marketplace. The National Housing Preservation database indicates that close to…

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