Pennsylvania State Government and Public Real Estate News

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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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 »

Urges all organizations and businesses to search and claim their cash

Harrisburg – April 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — This National Library Week, State Treasurer Rob McCord reminded libraries, book stores and literacy organizations that there is more than $139,000 in unclaimed property up for claim in Treasury’s free, searchable online database at more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The online committee form is now available through We are also asking you to complete a Member Profile Form prior to completing your committee requests for 2015. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development awarded the Housing Authority of Northumberland County a $500,000 Keystone Communities grant in an effort to eliminate blighted property in the county. more »

LEMOYNE, Pa., – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Pennsylvania housing market got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®.

Overall home sales declined six percent in the first quarter compared to the first quarter of 2013. The report shows 24,250 closed sales in the first quarter of 2014, based on multiple listing systems (MLSs) reporting to PAR. more »

New financing structure modeled on Pennsylvania program will help homeowners by providing low-cost capital for energy efficiency improvements

Pittsburgh – April 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord, along with businesses and organizations from the public and private sectors, announced today the creation of a groundbreaking national partnership to bring low-cost financing on a large scale to home energy efficiency improvement. more »

Philadelphia, PA – April 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to add Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) to its portfolio to expand housing opportunities for homeless veterans.

The housing authority is seeking proposals from owners/developers who will commit to providing between 10 and 75 units of housing for veterans. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability announcing that it would competitively award Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers to public housing agencies that administer a VASH program in partnership with a local Veterans’ Administration Medical Center (VA). more »

HARRISBURG, – April 7, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — With a shortage of more than 200,000 available and affordable rental units statewide, more residents abandoning homes that have become unaffordable, and the escalating price of homeownership, state Sen. John Blake joined housing experts this morning to discuss reasonable initiatives to expand the supply of adequate and affordable housing. more »

$2.2 billion up for claim in Treasury’s free unclaimed property database at

Harrisburg – April 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Anglers will soon be heading to Pennsylvania’s more than 85,000 miles of streams and rivers as Trout Season kicks off across the commonwealth. State Treasurer Rob McCord today highlighted some fishing-themed names in Treasury’s free online database to encourage residents to find out if any of the $2.2 billion in unclaimed property Treasury holds belongs to them. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Steven Horsford (D-NV-4) sent a letter cosigned by 75 Democratic House colleagues to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt urging him to impose a moratorium on foreclosures for individuals who have lost their emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) due to congressional inaction. more »

WASHINGTON – March 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) made a statement yesterday strongly condemning President Obama’s latest effort to dramatically increase federal regulatory authority over bodies of water in the United States. more »

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Harrisburg – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Employers must report dormant financial assets and unclaimed tangible items to the Pennsylvania Treasury by April 15, State Treasurer Rob McCord reminded today. Compliance with this important annual deadline allows Treasury to return unclaimed property to the rightful owners, the Treasurer noted, as his department continues its concerted effort to educate businesses and organizations of their obligations under this state law. more »

PA Treasury returned $13.2 million in unpaid life insurance benefits since 2009; search

Harrisburg – March 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Life insurance is an important tool to protect the economic security of loved ones, but State Treasurer Rob McCord today reminded Pennsylvanians to take steps to ensure that these benefits serve their intended purpose and do not end up as unclaimed property reported to the Pennsylvania Treasury. The Treasurer noted that his department has reunited $13.2 million in unclaimed life insurance benefits with the rightful owners, but much more remains available for claim in Treasury’s free online database at more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2015Budget Proposal, released On Tuesday, March 4, proposes, among other things, significant new resources for homelessness programs, including a $200 million increase for a program that serves homeless veterans and their families. If Congress enacts these budget requests, communities will get the resources they will need to meet the goals of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015, and ending chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. more »

Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency, Reduce Consumer Heating and Electricity Costs

Washington, D.C. – March 12, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a series of legislative measures that will improve energy efficiency and decrease home heating and electricity costs, including a bill sponsored by U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act (H.R. 4076), which addresses recent propane shortages and supply disruptions. more »

Philadelphia, PA – February 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority’s redevelopment of the Blumberg Apartments in the City’s Sharswood neighborhood has received a 9 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) award from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). more »

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