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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 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.

HUD ANNOUNCES FAIR HOUSING AGREEMENT WITH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP IN PENNSYLVANIA RESOLVING DISCRIMINATORY ZONING ALLEGATIONS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement resolving a complaint brought by complainant PathStone, a real estate development corporation based in Rochester, NY, against Whitehall Township and Whitehall Zoning Hearing Board, in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

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...

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.

Governor Wolf Announces Reopening of Solar Energy Program

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently reopened the Solar Energy Program (SEP) for applications, offering...

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.

Governor Wolf Announces Statewide Planning Project to Boost Pennsylvania’s Solar Energy Development Begins in...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that a statewide planning project led by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will equip Pennsylvania to produce more solar energy and increase solar-generated in-state electricity sales to at least 10 percent by 2030. The project, called “Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future,” was selected for a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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

Governor Wolf Announces More Than $14 Million in Shale Impact Fee Funding for Conservation,...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved $14 million in funding to support 94 projects through six Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund programs designed to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures throughout Pennsylvania
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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.

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

Gov. Wolf Announces $3 Million in State Funding for Lackawanna College Expansion Project

Governor Tom Wolf today joined Senator John Blake to announce a $3 million state grant to aid in the redevelopment of vacant buildings in downtown Scranton into multi-use classroom and laboratory space at Lackawanna College. Once construction is complete, the six-story, 95,300 square-foot structure located at 401 Adams Avenue will be known as “Cornerstone Commons.”

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)

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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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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