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Housing & Development

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.”

HOUSING AUTHORITY & DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY AWARDED $100K GRANT FOR JUVENILE RE-ENTRY

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) and Duquesne University School of Law were awarded a $100,000 Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Justice.  The award will allow the organizations to provide current and potential public housing residents up to 24 years old with services such as record expungement

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)

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Legislation Aimed at Saving Homeowners Money on Their Energy Bills

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Scoring Calculations for Our Residential Energy (SCORE) Act, legislation that will help homeowners better understand their home’s energy efficiency and give homeowners a clear, cost effective plan to save money and reduce their energy use

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Landlord

The Justice Department announced today that a Johnstown, Pennsylvania, landlord has agreed to pay $30,000 to resolve allegations that he discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act, Bahamas Real Estate

A Year Later, Governor Wolf Announces Progress on Ending Veteran Homelessness in Pennsylvania

Last year, Governor Tom Wolf challenged all commonwealth agencies and communities to reduce veterans’ homelessness. Today, the Governor, along with Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, adjutant general of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, announced that more than 2,200 homeless veterans have been placed in permanent housing in the past year

Statement from U.S. Rep. Scott Perry on Harrisburg Sinkhole Announcement

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to approve the City of Harrisburg’s sinkhole mitigation plan is welcome news. The affected families endured unacceptably dangerous conditions for years. This initial funding will cover the acquisition and demolition of the first 25 homes on the 1400 block of South 14th Street between Cloverly Terrace and Magnolia Street. The potential for future sinkhole activity is high and the failure to address this issue could’ve led to additional property damage, personal injury and loss of life. Following demolition, the site will be zoned as greenspace without possibility for future construction

Energy Efficiency and Economic Benefits Emphasized in DEP’s 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update

Governor Tom Wolf today accepted the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update that details how increasing energy efficiency in all sectors and at all levels will play a key role in reducing Pennsylvania’s greenhouse gas emissions by target year 2030.

BARLETTA PRESENTS ANGELS IN ADOPTION AWARD TO BRANDON’S FOREVER HOME

Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today presented an Angels in Adoption award to Brandon’s Forever Home, the non-profit organization focused on raising awareness of adoption and foster care and placing children with loving, permanent families. Brandon’s Forever Home was founded in 2014 by state Rep. Tarah Toohil (116th District) and local attorney Lorine Ogurkis, who each have their own personal experiences with adoption and foster children. Barletta had nominated the group for the honor awarded each year by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Barrar Blasts PA Auditor General for Irresponsible Comments about State Veterans Homes

Majority chairmen of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) expressed his disappointment in Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale for making wild assumptions based on his audit of wait lists and grievance procedures at the state’s six veterans’ homes.

BARLETTA EXAMINES COST-SAVINGS ON REAL ESTATE ACROSS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11), whose work as a subcommittee chairman has resulted in more than $3 billion in savings to taxpayers through better management of the federal real estate portfolio, today examined what further efficiencies are possible. Barletta scrutinized two reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which highlighted shortcomings in the federal leasing process that have led to taxpayers overpaying for federal office space. Barletta has spearheaded efforts to save taxpayers billions by reforming the way the General Services Administration (GSA) handles office space, but the two GAO reports investigated federal agencies that have leasing authority outside the GSA

HUD Awards $500,000 Planning Grant for Bedford Dwellings & Middle Hill District

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $500,000 to the City of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and the Bedford Dwellings community to further stimulate affordable housing and economic development in the Hill District.

PA Treasury Lawsuit Seeking $10 Million in Unclaimed Funds from Delaware Moves to U.S....

Pennsylvania today agreed that the U.S. Supreme Court should assume original jurisdiction in the state’s efforts to recover more than $10 million in unclaimed property funds that were wrongly submitted to the state of Delaware over 10 years.

Affordable Housing Task Force Submits Recommendations to Mayor and City Council

The City of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Task Force submitted its 45-page list of findings and recommendations for addressing housing issues citywide today to Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council.

Popular KeystoneHELP Program Re-launches: Millions of Pennsylvania Residents Now Eligible for Low-interest, Fixed-rate Financing...

The Pennsylvania Treasury, in partnership with leading national clean energy finance company Renew Financial and the Energy Programs Consortium (EPC), a national nonprofit, is pleased to announce the re-launch of the award-winning Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (KeystoneHELP), which provides Pennsylvania homeowners with up to $20,000 of affordable financing for home energy efficiency improvements. KeystoneHELP is additionally supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST)

Pennsylvania Tops EPA List of State Government Entities Using Green Power, Ranks 26th Overall...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the highest-ranking state government user of green power on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. The state ranks 26th overall among all users of green power

Governor Wolf Announces $23.4 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 6 Counties

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $23.4 million for seven drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across six counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST)

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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