Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Donovan awards $95 million to jump-start affordable housing construction in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA - July 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $95 million to jump start affordable housing programs in Pennsylvania that are currently stalled due to the current economic recession. Funded through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), HUD's new Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) will allow Pennsylvania to resume funding of affordable rental housing projects across the state while stimulating employment in the construction trades.

Metro Commercial Announces 5 New Target Deals in Greater Philadelphia Region

New stores opening immediately in Allentown, Philadelphia, Reading, Easton and Pottstown, PA. Philadelphia, PA - July 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Metro Commercial announced today that it has negotiated five new Target store locations in Pennsylvania totaling over 650,000 square feet. All five of the newly-constructed stores for the Minneapolis-based retailer are scheduled to open on July 26, 2009.

New Investments Helping to Develop Communities in Erie County, Governor Rendell Says

HARRISBURG, PA - July 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Several real estate projects in Erie County will receive new state investments to support job-creating economic development projects, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today.

Grand Re‐Opening: Skyview Park Apartments Newly Rehabilitated

July 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On July 7th, residents, neighbors, elected officials and community developers will celebrate the grand re‐opening of Skyview Park Apartments (43 Crown Circle), an enduring source of affordable housing in Scranton, P.A. Skyview Park Apartments underwent nearly $8.2 million in renovations to preserve 188 affordable apartments. The rehabilitation of the properties marks an important step in safeguarding affordable rental homes; an increasingly endangered resource in the city of Scranton and in communities across the country.

Fairchild Amendment to Protect Veterans’ Housing in Southeastern PA

Winfield, PA - June 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to protect the housing of nearly 80 veterans at a state veterans’ home in Chester County, Rep. Russ Fairchild (R-Union/Snyder) has successfully amended land transfer legislation that would maintain the residential units as long as veterans are housed there.

Tell Your Reps To Support Funding to Save Homes and Jobs

Glenside, PA - June 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Critical state programs that create jobs, save homes and build our economy and communities are on the chopping block. Please ask your state Representatives to sign the “Dear Colleague” letter supporting funding for Housing and Redevelopment Assistance, New Communites and HEMAP.

ESSA Bank & Trust Earns Award for Exemplary Community Service

Hazleton, PA - June 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – ESSA Bank & Trust was honored today for excellence in community service. At a meeting of...

Berkshire Bank Receives Award for Community Investment Excellence

Wayne, PA - June 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Berkshire Bank was cited for exceptional service to the community today at a gathering of regional banking leaders.

Will Get Down Payment Help; Affordable Housing; 3,000 New Jobs with $380 Million in...

STEELTON, PA - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Governor Edward G. Rendell today said 1,000 families will receive thousands of dollars to help make down payments on new homes, more than 5,000 families in dozens of communities across Pennsylvania will find affordable housing, and some 3,000 workers will have jobs with the award today of more than $380 million in federal economic recovery funds.

PA REALTORSВ® Laud Gov. Rendell and PHFA for Creating Initiative to Benefit Homebuyers

HARRISBURG, PA - June 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR) today commended Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s plan to award a portion of the $380 million in federal economic recovery funds to assist Pennsylvania homebuyers.

Bear Announces Housing and Economic Revitalization Bill

Lititz, PA - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – On Wednesday, at a rally held on the Capitol steps, Rep. John C. Bear (R-Lancaster) introduced legislation creating a one-time incentive program for new and existing homes and qualified renovations in an effort to revive Pennsylvania’s slumping housing market and overall employment picture.

Brentwood Bank Earns Award for Community Investment Excellence

Coraopolis, PA - June 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Brentwood Bank was honored before its industry peers today for its exceptional record of community investment and service.

Harper Calls for End of MH/MR Waiting List, Bill of Rights for People with...

Blue Bell, PA - April 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Responding to the “quiet crisis of desperation” among Pennsylvania families with disabled loved ones, Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) has again introduced legislation to eliminate the waiting list for housing and community services and to establish a Bill of Rights.

Mayor Nutter, Congressman Fattah, FHLBanks Announce Nearly $10 Million for 861 Units of Affordable...

PHILADELPHIA, PA - April 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-02), and the Federal Home Loan Banks of Pittsburgh and San Francisco (FHLBanks) today announced the awarding of $9.87 million in affordable housing grants for the construction and rehabilitation of 861 units of affordable housing at 18 project sites.

Senators Specter and Casey Announce Final Approval of Pennsylvania Transportation and Housing Projects

Washington, D.C. - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey announced today that the U.S. Congress has approved federal funding for several Pennsylvania transportation and housing projects as contained in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill

Congressman Dent Announces the Latest Grant for Overlook Park: Fourth phase of redevelopment of...

ALLENTOWN, PA - August 25, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) presented $250,000 in grant money today, helping the sponsors of Overlook Park move...

Core Communities Housing Program

Glenside, PA - August 13, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has announced 2008-09 funding for the Core...

State to Invest $5 Million in Beaver County

CENTER TOWNSHIP – The Department of Community and Economic Development today announced a $5 million state investment that will help transform 43 acres...

Metro Commercial Inks More Leases at 400,000-Square-Foot Retail Center

Retail space and a pad site still available at Carlisle Crossing CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – March 27, 2008 – Metro Commercial, the region’s largest full-service retail...

State to Invest $5 Million in Newbury Market Development in Allegheny County

BRIDGEVILLE – A $5 million investment by the commonwealth will help transform a vacant industrial property in South Fayette Township into a mixed-use retail,...

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


Clean Slate E3, the nonprofit affiliate of The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), is pleased to announce that it is prepared to provide up to 10 scholarships to residents of HACP housing for the 2018/ 2019 academic year – a commitment of $200,000 over the next four years