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Governor Wolf Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill into Law

Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Mike Folmer, into law as Act 13 of 2017. The bipartisan bill reforms asset forfeitures, which are civil proceedings against property that allow law enforcement to take possession of property of certain persons suspected of crime

Governor Wolf Joins Philadelphia Officials for Funding Announcement on I-95

Governor Tom Wolf today joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Mayor Jim Kenney and Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation for a funding announcement and update on the future reconstruction of Interstate 95 in the city.

Wolf Administration Serving 10,700 More Vulnerable Pennsylvanians in Their Communities

The Wolf Administration continues to increase access to housing in the commonwealth. Over the past two years, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has served 10 percent more people in the community. Specifically, there was

Governor Wolf, PennDOT Preview Northwest Region Construction

Governor Tom Wolf today joined regional Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials to announce that more than 90 projects worth approximately $210 million will be under construction in PennDOT’s six-county northwestern region this year

Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Increasing State Oversight of the Pittsburgh Water and...

Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today following an announcement from Pennsylvania Representatives Mike Turzai and Harry Readshaw recommending legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC)

Governor Wolf, PennDOT Preview Northwest Region Construction

Governor Tom Wolf today joined regional Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials to announce that more than 90 projects worth approximately $210 million will be under construction in PennDOT’s six-county northwestern region this year.

Pa Treasurer Torsella Warns of Possible Unclaimed Property Scams

ennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today warned of a surge in unclaimed property scams targeting victims through fake letters and emails in which scammers portray themselves as National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) or state Treasury representatives.

Four housing leaders honored during PHFA’s Housing Forum

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today recognized four leaders in the affordable housing field during its biennial Housing Forum at the Hilton Harrisburg.

Mayor William Peduto and PWSA Announce Safe Water Lead Filter Plan

Mayor William Peduto's administration and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority today announced its additional plans for distributing lead filters to interested City residents, through the Safe Water Program.

Boyle Introduces Bill to Protect Homeless Veterans

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced the Veterans Homelessness Contract Oversight Act, H.R. 1998, to bring Congressional oversight to federal grants that provide essential assistance to homeless veterans. The legislation requires that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notify Members of Congress and relevant committees of the expiration or termination of these grants, and submit a plan on how it will continue to provide the services provided to veterans under the grant, in order to prevent a drop-off in care upon the contract’s conclusion

Urban Redevelopment Authority Board Set to Vote on Lead Service Line Replacement, Land Bank...

The Board of Directors of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is set to vote on four key initiatives today. Today, the Board will vote on expanding its previously approved loan program for replacing lead service lines to make it even more affordable.

Effective March 6th, Toomey’s Pittsburgh Office Moving to Grant Building

Effective March 6th, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's (R-Pa.) Pittsburgh office will be located in the Grant Building, in downtown Pittsburgh. The new location is one mile from the current office, and is more accessible to the downtown area. Senator Casey's office is also located in the Grant Building

Mayor Peduto Issues New Executive Orders on Affordable Housing

Mayor William Peduto today issued three new executive orders to begin implementing recommendations by the City's Affordable Housing Task Force, covering ways to encourage building of affordable housing

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Orders on Affordable Housing

Mayor William Peduto today issued two executive orders to begin implementing recommendations by the City's Affordable Housing Task Force, covering ways to protect people from losing their housing.

Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh To Vote on Housing Affordability Measures

The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Mayor William Peduto's administration, is set to vote Thursday on several efforts to provide more affordable housing around the City.

CBF Says Governor Wolf’s Budget Proposal for 2017-18 Lacks Adequate Investments to Meet Pennsylvania’s...

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell, in response to Governor Tom Wolf's $32.3 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2017-18.

CBF Supports an Equitable Water Use Fee to Help Clean up Pennsylvania’s Rivers and...

Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, issued this statement in support of the concept of a water use fee that would go toward reducing pollution in the Commonwealth's rivers and streams.

Danger of the Opt-Out: Strategies for Preserving Section 8 Project-Based Housing in Philadelphia

A report detailing affordable housing at risk of being lost due to owner opt-out was released by the Justice Lab clinic at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University Beasley School of Law and Community Legal Services (CLS). In response to the report, CLS is calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority to take action to protect affordable housing for low-income tenants in the City.

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. Mortgage loans

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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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EPA Awards $91,000 Environmental Education Grant to Alvernia University in Reading,...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $91,000 environmental education grant to Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania to help educate elementary school teachers and students about environmental protection and water-related issues.