Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Rehab and Reuse of Lancaster’s Vacant Bulova Technologies...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transact ion that will support the rehabilitation of the Bulova Technologies building on Queen Street in downtown Lancaster into a strategically located mixed-use development.

Secretary Davin Tours Historic Buildings in Northwest Philadelphia, Discusses Importance of Historic Building Preservation...

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin, hosted by Rep. Stephen Kinsey, toured four of the 16 historic houses, destinations, and museums in northwest Philadelphia, and discussed the role of historic building preservation in community development.

Most Displaced Residents of Hyndman Borough Allowed to Return Home

Governor Tom Wolf today thanked the residents of Hyndman Borough and those responders that helped them stay safe, as most were informed today they could return to their homes following Wednesday’s train derailment and fire.

Donnelly, Toomey, Peters, Cotton, Manchin Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Affordable Manufactured Housing

Allentown, Pa. - U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Preserving Access...

Pittsburgh gets $600,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants to assess properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $600,000 in brownfields grants to Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC). The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in and around Pittsburgh that may be contaminated with hazardous or petroleum substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped.

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

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.

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.

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.

Hazleton Realtor Charged With Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Ignacio Beato, age 46, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was charged in a one count criminal information on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to engage in monetary transactions through a financial institution, with funds that were the proceeds of wire fraud

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.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

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.

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Rehab and Reuse of Lancaster’s...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transact ion that will support the rehabilitation of the Bulova Technologies building on Queen Street in downtown Lancaster into a strategically located mixed-use development.