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Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life.
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two Mahanoy City fire companies each with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced today that the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded two Schuylkill County communities $763,390 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grant funding. HOME funds are awarded as formula grants to states and municipalities by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; the program’s flexibility allows communities and nonprofit organizations to execute a wide range of activities, such as building, buying and refurbishing low-income housing. It is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designated exclusively to creating affordable housing for low-income households
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that Philadelphia has been selected for a new federal pilot program that seeks to accelerate high speed broadband adoption in communities across the United States. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative will develop collaborations between local governments, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and other interested stakeholders to produce locally-tailored solutions for narrowing the digital divide and bringing affordable, high-speed internet access to more low-income Americans. Philadelphia was one of five Promise Zones chosen for the program.
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two Schuylkill County fire departments each with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFGs). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Governor Wolf announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the allocation of more than $12,772,180 in gaming funds to support 54 community and economic development projects in Luzerne County
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $48,400 Community Facility grant and $39,700 loan to Pleasant Valley Manor, Monroe County’s long-term care facility.
Department of Community and Economic Development 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 105 new jobs and retain 171 jobs
Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a case involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its restrictions on certain power plant emissions. The court ruled that the EPA failed to take into consideration the cost for energy producers to comply with the new limits before enforcing the new rules
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) issued a statement following the release of the World Meeting of Families Hunger and Homelessness Committee report, A Time for Mercy and Justice: Pope Francis and the Pursuit of the Common Good in the United States
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin continues his “Jobs that Pay” tour with the announcement that Apio, Inc., a specialty food processor, will expand its manufacturing and distribution plant in Penn Township, York County. The expansion will create 256 new jobs over three years
Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement in support of House passed legislation that halts implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s [EPA’s] Clean Power Plan
A jury today found a Pennsylvania man guilty of the 2010 first-degree murder, torture and dismemberment of a Los Angeles man in a downtown hotel room, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today
Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) announced that two Malvern medical companies will be the recipients of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal grants
Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today co-sponsored legislation to prohibit the Obama Administration from leasing a new $7.8 million, 11-story building near Washington, DC, which is being planned to house thousands of new government employees to process the president’s illegal executive actions on immigration. Barletta introduced the “No Office Space for Executive Amnesty Act” along with Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-04).
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) in Philadelphia will receive $65,000,000 in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) awards to encourage investment in low-income neighborhoods throughout the community. The Reinvestment Fund was one of 76 organizations across the country selected to receive the tax credit allocation authority from the Department of the Treasury
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state
“Yesterday was a disturbing day for us not only as Members of Congress, but also as military officers.  With regard to hostage issues presently involving our constituents, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Amerine, U.S. Army Special Forces, has brought to light serious and critical flaws in this country’s hostage recovery efforts.
Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after voting for H.R. 2577, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2016
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) have introduced the Power Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act that will help more businesses in Pennsylvania and across the nation access existing energy efficiency tax credits that incentive converting so-called waste heat and combined heat to power. Rep. Tom Reed (R-New York) and Rep. Blumenauer (D-Oregon) have introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives
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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