Home Matters Day at Capitol, advocating for affordable housing in the commonwealth

From: WPMT FOX43

Home Matters Day

Members of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania will be meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, pushing for legislators to increase resources for affordable housing across the Commonwealth.

The Housing Alliance is looking to create a new State Housing Tax Credit Program. The organization says a state housing tax credit program will infuse new funds into affordable housing. They say it will provide a dollar for dollar state tax credit to private investors. Most people who live in affordable housing are in the workforce, and according to the organization many teachers, firefighters, and service sector employees don’t make enough to afford quality housing — and most people who live in affordable housing are in the workforce.

So far 15 states have some form of housing tax credit, and they hope Pennsylvania will be added to that list.

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