Pennsylvania State Government and Public Real Estate News

Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) will open the Business in Our Sites (BOS) program for applications beginning April 1.
32BJ SEIU and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, who combined represent over 47,000 property service and health care workers in Pennsylvania today announced their endorsement of Jim Kenney for Mayor of Philadelphia.
Employers play an important role in helping the Pennsylvania Treasury return dormant financial assets and forgotten tangible items to the rightful owners or heirs. The annual deadline for remitting these unclaimed items – April 15 – is fast approaching, and compliance with this state law sets the reunification process in motion.
Harrisburg property owners can sign up for payment plans for 2015 real estate taxes, City Treasurer Tyrell Spradley announced Monday. “Property owners must come into the office, sign up and make their first payment by Tuesday, March 10, 2015,” Spradley said. “There is still time to set up an easy payment plan to pay city real estate taxes.”
Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded an Operating Subsidy award totaling $1,863,085 to housing agencies across northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an $8,557,014 award to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to prevent individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or falling into homelessness
Over a hundred workers and supporters including City Council President Bruce Kraus and Councilman Dan Gilman were on hand for a march through downtown Pittsburgh today to demand family-sustaining wages.
A historic push is underway that can change the economic landscape of the city. Close to 1,000 security officers across the city are fighting to unionize, make livable wages, and bring respect and dignity to their jobs.
Legislation to provide additional funding from Realty Transfer Tax would expand affordable housing options statewide.
Lifestyle Healthcare Group is approved for a 385,000-square-foot complex in Pennsylvania
Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Application Period opens today, March 16, 2015; the deadline for all grant applications is Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
It’s a win all ‘round – address homelessness, remediate blight, and create jobs at the same time.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is offering continuing education classes for real estate agents and mortgage bankers in conjunction with the 2015 Commonwealth Housing Forum, to be held May 7, at Temple University’s satellite campus at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg. The classes are open to the public, but, space is limited. To register, please visit PHFA’s Forum webpage and click on “CE Credit” in the red header bar. The deadline to sign up for the classes is April 17.
The Housing Forum provides an opportunity for people working in the housing field to attend focused educational sessions and interact with their peers.
Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today highlighted key portions of Governor Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget aimed at creating a pro-business climate, building Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and creating good-paying, middle class jobs
A vigil is normally held to mourn the life of a person who is deceased. On Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., a coalition of supporters hosted a vigil to say goodbye to unfair conditions for 400 University of Pittsburgh property service workers. More than 100 workers, students, staffers, and lawmakers from City Council called on the university to do what is right and fair. The vigil took place at the Pitt Student Union, Forbes Avenue under the Litchfield Towers
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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