Pennsylvania State Government and Public Real Estate News

Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement after learning the House Committee on Natural Resources passed, with unanimous consent, H.R.3620, a bill to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is headlining an impressive list of speakers at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Spring Meeting, set for April 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities
Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), of which he is a cosponsor. The legislation, which has earned the support of housing advocacy and industry groups, reforms certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Rural Housing Service (RHS) programs to improve their effectiveness, reduce waste and abuse, and address barriers to participation for beneficiaries and providers
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $6.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for projects in Centre, Clinton, Forest, Fulton, Huntingdon, McKean, Northumberland, Perry, and Potter counties
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $7 million new markets tax credit (NMTC) financing transaction that will help fund the adaptive re-use of the historic Keppel Building in downtown Lancaster
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $7 million new markets tax credit (NMTC) financing transaction that will help fund the adaptive re-use of the historic Keppel Building in downtown Lancaster. The building, which once housed the Keppel Candy Company, is located at 323 N. Queen Street.
Mayor William Peduto’s administration has secured agreements ensuring another 30 years of affordable housing in the Crawford Square housing development in the Lower Hill District
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Buchanan County, Virginia, and nine other local governments around the nation will receive a total of $500,000 in financial and technical guidance to invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.
After 30 years of work that has prevented millions of pounds of pollutants from reaching Pennsylvania’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, the commonwealth continues to face immense pressure from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve water quality. In order to meet those obligations, Pennsylvania today unveiled a comprehensive strategy to “reboot” the state’s efforts to improve water quality in the commonwealth and the bay
Oxford Mills, a mixed-use development of apartments and commercial space in Philadelphia, has been selected as the North Atlantic regional winner in the 2015 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Congressman Fattah announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,956,010 to the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to help residents find new affordable housing options
The City of Pittsburgh is applying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal planning and design funding for affordable housing units, and business and community development around Bedford Dwellings in the Middle Hill District.
Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is a nationwide problem that can be found in schools, houses, townhomes and condos of all shapes and sizes. The only way to know if your home has radon is to test for it.
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Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today voted to vacate a rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would significantly expand the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act over virtually all waters and wet areas in the country. The rule also would undermine the role of the states as partners and co-regulators of the nation waters.
Property owners near the City’s riverfronts will soon be receiving letters notifying them about the first step in an upgrade of the long out-dated zoning standards, which will protect current properties while making rules uniform for those seeking to develop or expand sites in the areas.
Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) voted with many colleagues in the House to adopt, by a vote of 316 to 113, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This measure funds the government until October 2016.
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has been awarded $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer new job training programs for PHA residents.
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Board of Commissioners meeting, HACP commissioners and staff formally recognized the efforts of five private security guards who provide service to HACP's low-income public housing communities.
Tomorrow, Mayor William Peduto and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will discuss local and federal efforts to provide affordable housing and revitalize high poverty communities, in an event hosted in Washington D.C. by the Center for American Progress
PHFA announces $19.5 million in tax credits and $81 million in tax exempt financing for affordable multifamily developments in Pennsylvania

Agency funding will support construction of 26 developments statewide

HARRISBURG – July 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today approved $19.5 million in tax credits for the construction of affordable multifamily housing developments located in suburban and rural areas of Pennsylvania. PHFA has also provided more than $81 million in tax exempt volume cap funding this year, to date, for the new construction and preservation of six developments in the Commonwealth. Fisher Investments Bill Shepherd more »

SeniorCare Network of Oakmont Selected for State’s Supportive Housing Award

Harrisburg – May 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — SeniorCare Network, Inc., of Oakmont, today was awarded the state’s annual Supportive Housing Award for its many programs and initiatives that provide Pennsylvania seniors with quality, affordable housing and services that help them live independently. Fulfords estate agency in Topsham more »

 
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