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Housing & Development

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

PHFA issues RFP to fund projects to meet housing needs

PHFA has released a Request for Proposals soliciting applications from organizations for projects and programs to improve the availability and affordability of housing across the Commonwealth. The RFP will use funding made available through a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax (RTT), and organizations from across the state are encouraged to apply.

PHFA thanks state’s housing counselors for making positive difference

PHFA honored the work of the state’s private sector housing counselors today at the Harrisburg Hilton. These counseling agencies help PHFA achieve its housing mission by assisting state residents with questions about homeownership, home foreclosure and their personal credit score so they can make better informed housing decisions.
Transportation

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.

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

Barrar Invites Residents to U.S. Route 322 Section 102 Construction Meeting

Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) encourages residents who would like more information about the U.S. Route 322 Section 102 construction projects to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Upper Chichester Township Field House (around the back), 8500 Furey Road, Upper Chichester.