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The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today unanimously approved legislation to save taxpayers billions of dollars by reforming management of federal office space and real estate, and to increase accountability and oversight of the agency responsible for securing and protecting thousands of federal buildings.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
The Public Buildings Reform and Savings Act of 2015 Act (H.R. 2322) reforms the General Services Administration (GSA), enabling the agency to better facilitate consolidations, reduce space, and negotiate the best possible office space lease deals to save billions of dollars.
The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is holding a community convening Thursday in East Liberty to discuss its national project on police-community relations. The event is open to the publi
Governor Tom Wolf today announced awards of $36.9 million in tax credits and $12.5 million in PennHOMES funding for the construction of 39 affordable multifamily housing developments located throughout Pennsylvania. The tax credits are administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and were approved by its board.
Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support seven new Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) projects with the investment of more than $8.12 million in grants and $1.74 million in loans.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and crew members who were on board the derailed Amtrak train last night. Words cannot express how sorry I am for those who lost loved ones and for those injured.
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) will unveil the first phase of the comprehensive redevelopment of Skyline Terrace (formerly Addison Terrace), during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
Joseph Giannone Heating & Air Conditioning today announced the re-launch of with a new, easy-to-navigate layout that features educational resources on subjects such as property value benefits from plumbing repair, heating repairs and installation, and AC repairs.
This morning all nine members of Pittsburgh City Council voted the Safe and Secure Building Act into law. The ordinance creates universal training standards for security officers across the city.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a Conciliation Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, settling allegations the housing authority discriminated against Hispanic households. The agreement resolves claims the housing authority violated the housing rights of Spanish-speaking applicants andtenants by requiring them to supply interpreters in order to communicate with housing authority staff and by denying them limited English proficiency services.
The Mayor was selected in November as a 2015 Rose Center Fellow, which affords Pittsburgh guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts. In February a team of Rose Center officials visited Hazelwood and forwarded recommendations for the use of the Almono site.
The Building Inclusive Communities Work Group, made up of organizations who love Pittsburgh and value its history and diversity, joined the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania today for the release of “Building Inclusive Communities: A Review of Local Conditions, Legal Authority and Best Practices for Pittsburgh.”
DCED Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create at least nine new jobs and retain 106 jobs.
Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), an integrated commercial real estate and investment management firm, will relocate and expand its operations by serving as the primary tenant at the newly constructed Tower Two-Sixty in downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, a move that will create 115 new jobs over three years
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a settlement, including payment of $100,000 in compensation, with the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, resolving allegations that the city unlawfully evicted residents with disabilities from their home.
400 Property Service workers at the University of Pittsburgh who maintain the school’s buildings and grounds ratified a new three-year contract today. The deal ensures that those hard working men and women will continue to make family-sustaining wages through which they can provide for their families and inject hard-earned dollars into the local community
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa. 8th) participated in a roundtable discussion today with representatives of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) and other financial services leaders to discuss the current state of affordable housing and ways in which the future funding and supply of affordable housing stock can be enhanced. The discussion included issues of particular interest to the Bucks County and Delaware Valley area
Moving to address interrelated housing and vacant and abandoned property issues facing neighborhoods citywide, Mayor William Peduto today named the full membership of Pittsburgh’s Land Bank Board and its Affordable Housing Task Force
Acting Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that the department is adding more than 17,000 acres of wooded land and waterways to the adjacent Elk State Forest with the acquisition of about a 27-square mile property in Norwich and Sergeant townships near the town of Clermont in southern McKean County
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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