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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Governor Wolf Announces New Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic with a Focus on Housing

Share List PHAN & Housing Alliance of PA’s Joint Statement on Pennsylvania’s Plans for Implementation of SAMHSA Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Wolf released detailed plans for Pennsylvania’s implementation of the $55.9 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant secured last week for the state’s response to the…

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Taking Control of your Pest Control: Exclude the Pests, Protect the People, Preserve the Budget

Share List Could your pest control program work better?  As with any agreement for services, with Pest Management contracts you get only what you ask for.  Educating yourself about pests and their control measures can help you to: Identify what you want from your Pest Management Professional (PMP) Be specific in your requests Receive better…

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Balancing the Sound Rationale for Smoke-Free Housing with Tenant Concerns

Share List Webinar: Balancing the Sound Rationale for Smoke-Free Housing with Tenant Concerns With the new HUD rule requiring that all public housing go smoke free, both public housing authorities and other housing providers are adopting and implementing smoke free policies.   Technical assistance is available to housing providers through the Health Promotion Council and other…

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House Appropriations Committee Approves FY19 Transportation-HUD Spending Bill

Share List The House Appropriations Committee moved forward its FY19 spending bill for affordable housing and community development programs on May 23. The bill was approved by a 34-17 vote, and now heads to the House floor. The proposed bill maintains the 10% increase in HUD funding that advocates and congressional champions secured in FY18, with modest…

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