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PA Treasurer Reese Highlights Department’s Accomplishments during Budget Hearings

During Appropriation Committee hearings in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate today, State Treasurer Timothy Reese highlighted the department’s key accomplishments during the past year, discussed operational challenges associated with the budget impasse, and described key initiatives the department is launching.

Rep. Marino Guides Route 209 Bill to Passage

Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) guided H.R. 3620, a bill to amend theDelaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act, to unanimous bipartisan passage in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation allows access for certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent

Wolf Administration Announces Grant to Assist Affordable Housing Project for Veterans, Seniors in Chester...

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of a grant through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to support Petra Community Housing to perform an environmental assessment in Phoenixville.

Progress Made in Finding Housing for Penn Plaza Residents & Presenting New Vision for...

Relocation experts are coming closer this week to finding new housing for all residents of Building 5704 at Penn Plaza in East Liberty. At the same time the developers and the community have agreed to a process to develop plans for Enright Parklet and other amenities throughout East Liberty. This work will not only improve the parklet, but also create a new vision for the neighborhood.

Philadelphia City Council Passes Resolution to Preserve Homeownership

Philadelphia City Council passed Resolution No. 160106, calling on the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reform their programs for the sale of distressed mortgage notes in order to better protect homeowners from foreclosure and facilitate community redevelopment

CLS Issues Guide to Property Owners and Renters Targeted by Sharswood/Blumberg Eminent Domain Process

The Philadelphia Housing Authority and its agent, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, have identified over 1000 properties in the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood that it seeks to take through eminent domain proceedings. 

Flores Statement on Supreme Court’s Stay of Clean Power Plan

Legislation that would strengthen requirements for notifying customers about unsafe levels of lead and other contamination of public drinking water passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) announced Thursday

Rothfus-Introduced Legislation to be Marked Up in Committee

Legislation introduced by Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12], the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act (H.R. 3797), will be marked up in the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power this week. The markup is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

More Warm Weather Allows for a Strong Start to the Year in Pending Sales

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) believes that Governor Tom Wolf's proposed $32.7 billion budget for 2016-17 lacks the resources to implement Pennsylvania's new, improved clean water Blueprint. Unless the Commonwealth invests more in clean water, Pennsylvania will not meet its clean water commitments.

Marino Moves Highway 209 Bill to House Floor

Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10) issued the following statement after learning the House Committee on Natural Resources passed, with unanimous consent, H.R.3620, a bill to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is Opening Keynote Speaker...

Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer F. William McNabb III is headlining an impressive list of speakers at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Spring Meeting, set for April 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities

Rothfus Advocates Reforms to Federal Housing Programs

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), of which he is a cosponsor. The legislation, which has earned the support of housing advocacy and industry groups, reforms certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Rural Housing Service (RHS) programs to improve their effectiveness, reduce waste and abuse, and address barriers to participation for beneficiaries and providers

DCED Approves $6.6 Million in Community Development Block Grants for Projects in Nine Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $6.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for projects in Centre, Clinton, Forest, Fulton, Huntingdon, McKean, Northumberland, Perry, and Potter counties

Governor Tom Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Renov ation and Reuse of Lancaster’s Historic...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $7 million new markets tax credit (NMTC) financing transaction that will help fund the adaptive re-use of the historic Keppel Building in downtown Lancaster

Governor Tom Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Renovation and Reuse of Lancaster’s Historic Keppel...

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $7 million new markets tax credit (NMTC) financing transaction that will help fund the adaptive re-use of the historic Keppel Building in downtown Lancaster. The building, which once housed the Keppel Candy Company, is located at 323 N. Queen Street.

Mayor William Peduto Announces Agreement Ensuring Affordable Housing in Crawford Square

Mayor William Peduto’s administration has secured agreements ensuring another 30 years of affordable housing in the Crawford Square housing development in the Lower Hill District

Buchanan County, VA, To Receive EPA Planning Assistance For Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Buchanan County, Virginia, and nine other local governments around the nation will receive a total of $500,000 in financial and technical guidance to invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

Pennsylvania Unveils Comprehensive Strategy to Improve Water Quality in state and Chesapeake Bay Watershed

After 30 years of work that has prevented millions of pounds of pollutants from reaching Pennsylvania’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, the commonwealth continues to face immense pressure from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve water quality. In order to meet those obligations, Pennsylvania today unveiled a comprehensive strategy to “reboot” the state’s efforts to improve water quality in the commonwealth and the bay

Philadelphia Development Recognized in National Design Competition

Oxford Mills, a mixed-use development of apartments and commercial space in Philadelphia, has been selected as the North Atlantic regional winner in the 2015 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Congressman Fattah Announces HUD Funding for Residents of Blumberg Apartments

Congressman Fattah announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,956,010 to the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to help residents find new affordable housing options

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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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Urban Redevelopment Authority Board Set to Vote on Lead Service Line...

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.