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On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Tours Power Home Remodeling Group in Chester

Governor Tom Wolf today visited Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation’s second largest exterior home remodeler headquartered in Chester. Established in 1992, Power provides top-of-the-line windows, siding, roofing, doors, solar and insulation for residential home projects across the U.S.

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.

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

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.

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 Peduto, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh To Launch...

The City of Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (HFHGP) have collaborated to offer a first time Veterans Homeownership Initiative (VHI). The VHI will offer mortgages to veterans who want to become homeowners, including homeless and disabled veterans in the City of Pittsburgh. Mortgage loans

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.

MAYOR PEDUTO, HACP & DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO OPEN PHASE I LARIMER/ EAST LIBERTY HOUSING

The City of Pittsburgh, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), co-developer McCormick Baron Salazar and their development partners are very pleased to announce the completion of Phase I housing at the ongoing Choice Neighborhoods Initiative redevelopment currently in progress in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Larimer and East Liberty. The milestone will be celebrated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 13, 2016, 11 a.m., adjacent to 185 Larimer Ave., Pittsburgh (near the intersection of Larimer Avenue & East Liberty Boulevard).

Superior Court of Pennsylvania Upholds Trial Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in MERS’ favor

BEECH STREET ROAD WORK TO BEGIN WEEK OF APRIL 11 AT NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is announcing a road closure on Beech Street at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road that services its Northview Heights Community in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur the week of April 11 through June 17, weather permitting.

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. 

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.

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

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).

Commercial Real Estate Represented in RPR Training

The REALTORS® Property Resource website has lots of great information and tools for both commercial practitioners and residential/commercial REALTORS®.  To help spread the word about the Commercial Realtors® Property Resource, RPR has a robust schedule of training webinars. 

10 HACP FAMILIES PURCHASES HOMES IN 2015

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) has prioritized resident homeownership as an agency-wide priority since 2004. Since that time, 134 Housing Authority residents – representing the traditional, low-income public housing (LIPH) and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program – have closed on their homes. To date in 2015, ten program participants have closed on their homes, while an additional two are expected to close by year’s end.

Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas Grants MERS Motion for Summary Judgment

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania dismissed a quiet title lawsuit affirming the validity of the mortgage with Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as the mortgagee and recognizing MERS’ standing to defend its interest in the mortgage

Philadelphia gets $8.5 million economic boost from community-development conference, event attracts 2,200+ professionals

An $8.5 million boost is coming to the Philadelphia economy when more than 2,200 community development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) Aug. 17-21. The conference is hosted by NeighborWorks America, a national, congressionally chartered nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

Fired 2116 Chestnut St. Workers Arrested While Demanding Their Jobs Back

This afternoon fired union workers from 2116 Chestnut Street were arrested after refusing to leave the building lobby. With almost no notice, building cleaners, security officers and maintenance workers—members of 32BJ SEIU—were terminated from their jobs at 2116 Chestnut Street on Friday after the 319 unit residential apartment building was sold to CBRE Global Investors for $160 million. CBRE’s property manager, Greystar, refused to hire them

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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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Governor Wolf Announces Investment in Workforce Training at the Community College...

To help workers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs, Governor Tom Wolf joined Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) leaders to announce a partnership to fund construction of a new Workforce Training Center at the college’s Allegheny Campus.