Education & Training

Education & Training

Skyrocketing Property Taxes Are Due to a Lack of Education Funding

Massive cuts at the state level and a lack of real investment in education is not only hurting school districts across Pennsylvania, but also having a devastating impact on middle-class families and seniors who can no longer afford to pay for the Republican property tax increases that have been passed down to local communities over the past several years

Commercial Real Estate Represented in RPR Training

The REALTORS® Property Resource website has lots of great information and tools for both commercial practitioners and residential/commercial REALTORS®.  To help spread the word about the Commercial Realtors® Property Resource, RPR has a robust schedule of training webinars. 

DCNR Watershed Education Program Has New Website, Water Quality Database

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced that improvements are being made to its Watershed Education program that is intended to give children in grades 6-12 a knowledge base on water-related issues in the hope they will become future community leaders

Governor Wolf Submits Plan to Fix Deficit, Fund Education and Provide Property Tax Relief...

Governor Tom Wolf today joined House Democratic Leadership in putting forth an amendment in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to fix the commonwealth’s structural budget deficit, fund K-12 education and provide expanded property tax relief to seniors and disabled households.

PHFA’s Brian Hudson honored with NeighborWorks award

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. was recognized last evening by NeighborWorks America as a “visionary leader in community development.” The honor came during NeighborWorks’ opening reception for its 2015 Philadelphia Training Institute.

Philadelphia gets $8.5 million economic boost from community-development conference, event attracts 2,200+ professionals

An $8.5 million boost is coming to the Philadelphia economy when more than 2,200 community development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) Aug. 17-21. The conference is hosted by NeighborWorks America, a national, congressionally chartered nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

HACP, County Housing Authority Team up to Host Landlord Training Programs

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), in partnership with the Allegheny County Housing Authority, is pleased to offer a series of training sessions for interested Pittsburgh and Allegheny County rental property owners throughout 2015.

Safe & Secure Building Act Legislation Now the Law

This morning all nine members of Pittsburgh City Council voted the Safe and Secure Building Act into law. The ordinance creates universal training standards for security officers across the city.

PHFA’s Housing Forum offers free webcasting of three educational sessions

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is offering free webcasts of three of its most popular, hour-long Housing Forum educational sessions on May 7. No advance registration is necessary.

Barrar to Host Municipal Grant Workshop

At the workshop, attendees will gather information on available grants, timelines associated with them and gain insight on the application process from various organizations, State Departments, and commissions invited to speak at the workshop

Registration now open for PHFA’s Housing Services Conference

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.

Property Service Workers, Students, Staff, Lawmakers Host a Vigil to Say Goodbye to Unfair...

A vigil is normally held to mourn the life of a person who is deceased. On Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., a coalition of supporters hosted a vigil to say goodbye to unfair conditions for 400 University of Pittsburgh property service workers. More than 100 workers, students, staffers, and lawmakers from City Council called on the university to do what is right and fair. The vigil took place at the Pitt Student Union, Forbes Avenue under the Litchfield Towers

Congress negotiates FY 2014 spending level – ACT NOW!

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, the conference committee tasked with coming up with a topline spending number for FY 2014 reached a deal. They’ve come up with a deal that would set FY 2014 total spending at around $1 trillion – somewhere in the middle of the House and Senate’s proposed spending levels (though unfortunately closer to the House’s lower spending level)

PHA Reforms Job Training Program to Improve Results

Philadelphia, PA - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority and Philadelphia Works have signed an agreement introducing a new job training and placement program designed to increase gainful employment among public housing residents

PHA and Cheyney University Form Educational Partnership

Philadelphia, PA - October 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority and Cheyney University have inked a three-year agreement that features 12 special initiatives to enhance educational opportunities for public housing residents and agency employees.

Treasurer McCord: $91,000 Returned to PA SSHE Schools; More than $262,000 in Lost and...

Harrisburg - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Since taking office in January 2009, State Treasurer Rob McCord and his Return Team have reunited Pennsylvania’s 14 State System of Higher Education universities with more than $91,000. Today, the Treasurer highlighted a remaining $262,000 in unclaimed property that is up for claim by colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth.

Partner Bolsters Construction Services Group with Major New Hire

Torrance, CA - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Industry veteran Brian Ward has joined Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national environmental consulting firm headquartered in Torrance, Calif. and one of the country’s fastest-growing companies. Based in the Philadelphia office, Ward brings over 20 years of experience applying engineering expertise in the construction risk management arena.

An opportunity to showcase your organizations hard work in vacant property strategy

Philadelphia - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center for Community Progress is pleased to announce the selection of Philadelphia as the host city for the fifth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference. The conference, to be held Sept. 9-11, 2013, is themed “Investing in the Future: Unlocking Hidden Values.” Sessions and speakers will pay particular attention to the ways in which the nation’s communities are recognizing and capitalizing on the value from their vacant and distressed properties in order to reduce costs, increase revenues, return equity to individuals and create a stable foundation for future prosperity

FEMA Experts Continue to Provide Free Rebuilding Advice

HARRISBURG, PA - November 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties will continue doing so for another week.

Desiderio Presents at Annual Pennsylvania Housing Conference

Upper Marlboro, MD - February 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tomorrow, Michelle Desiderio, director of green building programs for the NAHB Research Center, will present a program on "Marketing Green Building to Customers" at this year’s Pennsylvania Housing & Land Development Conference at Penn State University. Desiderio will also conduct a roundtable discussion on the National Green Building Standard and the NAHB Research Center's national certification program based on the Standard

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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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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.