Pennsylvania State Government and Public Real Estate News

Legislation to expand the state Housing Trust Fund statewide was unanimously voted out of respective committees in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate this week.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency honored its top lending partners for 2014 during its annual homeownership awards event today at its headquarters. These lending partners play a key role in assisting homebuyers throughout the state in the application, processing, and closing of PHFA loans
The Pennsylvania housing market saw a nearly 11 percent jump in closed sales in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter in 2014, according to a report published by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (PAR).
The Self Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP) is Pennsylvania’s only statewide entity devoted to expanding housing options for people with disabilities and older adults. SDHP accomplishes this through several initiatives including the Regional Housing Coordinator Program.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced that his department will conduct a comprehensive performance audit to evaluate the Department of Community and Economic Development’s administration of federally funded homeless prevention and re-housing programs.
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) will receive $915,324 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for counseling services.
NAI Summit’s John Crampsie recently represented the Diocese of Allentown in a multi-year lease transaction for almost 30,000 sf at Riverside Business Center in Whitehall, PA.
The Mayor issued an Executive Order calling on the City Planning Director to work with all city departments, authorities and agencies to develop a complete streets policy and framework to guide the design, construction, maintenance, and use of the city’s public rights of way.
“Fire and emergency services are a vital and necessary service that the communities throughout Pennsylvania rely on daily,”
The City of Pittsburgh, as part of the Welcoming Economies Global Network, joins with cities and economic development agencies from various Great Lakes states in a Day of Action today – highlighting the cost local economies face under the current H-1B visa cap imposed by the federal government.
Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) was presented with the 2015 Champion of Housing Counseling Award from the National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) and the area’s primary housing counseling agency, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV)
Pennsylvania Treasury is delivering to members of the state General Assembly draft legislation that, if enacted, would establish the PA ABLE Savings Program – tax-exempt savings accounts specifically for people with qualified disabilities and their families.
Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) was presented with the 2015 Champion of Housing Counseling Award from the National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) and the area’s primary housing counseling agency, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV).
Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] and his staff teamed up with Beaver County Habitat for Humanity (HHBC) this week to help restore a donated home at 1920 Beaver Road in Ambridge, PA 15003.
Harrisburg, PA – April 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Department of Community and Economic Development 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 87 new jobs and retain an additional 315 jobs.
Dean Rossi, 49, of Warrington, PA, was arrested today in connection with an alleged mortgage fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s 2015 Housing Services Conference planned for June 10-12 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
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.
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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