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Governor Wolf Requests Federal Aid to Assist Residents, Businesses for October Flooding in North...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced he has requested disaster declarations through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the President for Bradford, Centre, Lycoming and Sullivan counties and through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Lycoming and Centre counties. The requests were made in response to significant flooding in north-central Pennsylvania on October 21 that reached $33.2 million in damages, according to estimates.

Mayor Peduto, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh To Launch...

The City of Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (HFHGP) have collaborated to offer a first time Veterans Homeownership Initiative (VHI). The VHI will offer mortgages to veterans who want to become homeowners, including homeless and disabled veterans in the City of Pittsburgh.

Casey Announces over $10 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation, Congestion in Pittsburgh

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the City of Pittsburgh $10,899,318 in grants to support critical transportation and infrastructure projects in the city. The funds will improve mobility in Pittsburgh, while creating jobs and supporting economic growth in the region.

PA Treasury Announces $100 Million Impact Investing Initiative

Pennsylvania Treasurer Timothy A. Reese today announced the launch of a $100 million impact investment initiative that will provide the “double-bottom line” benefit of providing a competitive rate of return while supporting state investments in affordable housing, small business, health and educational facilities, and infrastructure projects.

Barrar Urges the Governor to Sign Fire and EMS Tax Credit Bill

Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) joins Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), who is the maker of legislation that would allow municipalities to offer income and/or property tax credits to volunteer first responders, in calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 1683

PHFA issues RFP to fund projects to meet housing needs

PHFA has released a Request for Proposals soliciting applications from organizations for projects and programs to improve the availability and affordability of housing across the Commonwealth. The RFP will use funding made available through a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax (RTT), and organizations from across the state are encouraged to apply.
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Casey Announces over $10 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation, Congestion in Pittsburgh

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the City of Pittsburgh $10,899,318 in grants to support critical transportation and infrastructure projects in the city. The funds will improve mobility in Pittsburgh, while creating jobs and supporting economic growth in the region.

MAYOR PEDUTO, HACP & DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO OPEN PHASE I LARIMER/ EAST LIBERTY HOUSING

The City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), co-developer McCormick Baron Salazar and their development partners are very pleased to announce the completion of Phase I housing at the ongoing Choice Neighborhoods Initiative redevelopment currently in progress in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Larimer and East Liberty. The milestone will be celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 13, 2016, 11 a.m., adjacent to 185 Larimer Ave., Pittsburgh (near the intersection of Larimer Avenue & East Liberty Boulevard).

City To Celebrate Penguins Home Opener With Stanley Cup Trophy Display, Charity Jersey Raffle,...

Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh Penguins today announced that an NHL trophy display, featuring the Stanley Cup, Prince of Wales, Conn Smythe and General Manager of Year trophies, will be on display for public view on the City-County Building Portico (414 Grant Street, Pgh PA 15219) from Noon-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, prior to the Penguins home opener at PPG Paints Arena Thursday evening.

Governor Wolf Announces $3 Million in State Funding for Continued Development of Schuylkill River...

Governor Tom Wolf today joined Senator Anthony Williams, Representative Jordan Harris, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn, and others to announce a $3 million state grant to aid in the development of a 2.25 mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia

City of Pittsburgh Launches New Building And Zoning Information Website

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Departments of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) and City Planning (DCP) today announced buildingeye, a new public website mapping tool designed to make building permit, license and code enforcement actions within the City of Pittsburgh more accessible

City To Unveil New Building and Permitting Tool For Residents

The City of Pittsburgh today will unveil buildingeye, a new online tool designed to make building permit, license, violation and zoning information transparent and easily trackable for residents and businesses, in a press conference this morning

HOUSING AUTHORITY & DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY AWARDED $100K GRANT FOR JUVENILE RE-ENTRY

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and Duquesne University School of Law were awarded a $100,000 Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Justice.  The award will allow the organizations to provide current and potential public housing residents up to 24 years old with services such as record expungement

Rep. Cartwright Announces $350,000 in DOJ Funds for Domestic Violence Service Center in Wilkes-Barre

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $350,000 has been awarded to the Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC) in Wilkes-Barre through the Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program from the Department of Justice (DOJ)

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Legislation Aimed at Saving Homeowners Money on Their Energy Bills

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Scoring Calculations for Our Residential Energy (SCORE) Act, legislation that will help homeowners better understand their home’s energy efficiency and give homeowners a clear, cost effective plan to save money and reduce their energy use

Statement from U.S. Rep. Scott Perry on Harrisburg Sinkhole Announcement

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to approve the City of Harrisburg’s sinkhole mitigation plan is welcome news. The affected families endured unacceptably dangerous conditions for years. This initial funding will cover the acquisition and demolition of the first 25 homes on the 1400 block of South 14th Street between Cloverly Terrace and Magnolia Street. The potential for future sinkhole activity is high and the failure to address this issue could’ve led to additional property damage, personal injury and loss of life. Following demolition, the site will be zoned as greenspace without possibility for future construction

Energy Efficiency and Economic Benefits Emphasized in DEP’s 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update

Governor Tom Wolf today accepted the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update that details how increasing energy efficiency in all sectors and at all levels will play a key role in reducing Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions by target year 2030.

BARLETTA PRESENTS ANGELS IN ADOPTION AWARD TO BRANDON’S FOREVER HOME

Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today presented an Angels in Adoption award to Brandon’s Forever Home, the non-profit organization focused on raising awareness of adoption and foster care and placing children with loving, permanent families. Brandon’s Forever Home was founded in 2014 by state Rep. Tarah Toohil (116th District) and local attorney Lorine Ogurkis, who each have their own personal experiences with adoption and foster children. Barletta had nominated the group for the honor awarded each year by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Barrar Blasts PA Auditor General for Irresponsible Comments about State Veterans Homes

Majority chairmen of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) expressed his disappointment in Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale for making wild assumptions based on his audit of wait lists and grievance procedures at the state’s six veterans’ homes.

BARLETTA EXAMINES COST-SAVINGS ON REAL ESTATE ACROSS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11), whose work as a subcommittee chairman has resulted in more than $3 billion in savings to taxpayers through better management of the federal real estate portfolio, today examined what further efficiencies are possible. Barletta scrutinized two reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which highlighted shortcomings in the federal leasing process that have led to taxpayers overpaying for federal office space. Barletta has spearheaded efforts to save taxpayers billions by reforming the way the General Services Administration (GSA) handles office space, but the two GAO reports investigated federal agencies that have leasing authority outside the GSA

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PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site, pha.phila.gov.

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Mayor Unveils City-Wide Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks & Recreation (Citiparks) today...