Yearly Archives: 2012

PA Treasurer Rob McCord: This Holiday, an Elf and a Snowman Have Unclaimed Property...

Harrisburg - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- This holiday season, whether you are Ellen Naughty from Canonsburg or Samuel Nice of Tamaqua, the Pennsylvania Treasury could have unclaimed property waiting for you, State Treasurer Rob McCord said today as he highlighted holiday-themed names in his department’s online unclaimed property database.

PA Treasury Seeks to Return Nearly $20,000 in Property to Shelters, Food Banks, other...

Harrisburg - December 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ongoing efforts by the Pennsylvania Treasury to reunite community service organizations with unclaimed property have led to claims for more than $13,000 by food banks, shelters and Salvation Army chapters, said State Treasurer Rob McCord today, but at least $6,500 remains to be claimed by these types of organizations – funds that can help to meet increased demand during the holiday season.

PHFA announces 2012 PHARE and Marcellus Shale funding recipients

HARRISBURG - December 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency on Thursday approved the recipients of funding for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state.

PA HUD, VA Homeless Vets Team Honored with Housing Hero Award

Harrisburg, PA - December 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Pennsylvania HUD and VA Homeless Veterans Collaboration Team, which have established a unique, efficient and effective collaboration focused on eliminating veterans’ homeless in Pennsylvania by 2015, were honored as one of four PNC Housing Hero awardees during this week’s Homes Within Reach conference in Harrisburg.

PA HUD, VA Homeless Vets Team Honored with Housing Hero Award

Harrisburg, PA - December 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Pennsylvania HUD and VA Homeless Veterans Collaboration Team, which have established a unique, efficient and effective collaboration focused on eliminating veterans’ homeless in Pennsylvania by 2015, were honored as one of four PNC Housing Hero awardees during this week’s Homes Within Reach conference in Harrisburg

Mobile home park owner charged with illegally dumping sewage in Berks County

HARRISBURG - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Berks County man, who owns three mobile home parks in Berks, Dauphin and York counties was charged today by the Attorney General's Environmental Crimes Section after allegedly illegally discharging untreated sewage into a tributary of the Schuylkill River and allegedly falsifying permit applications.

Job Opening: Director of Affordable Homeownership Initiatives – Washington, DC

November 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- CFED is a 33-year-old national nonprofit with a mission of empowering low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve the American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the future.

Lowering the Cost of Housing Competition

November 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- At certain historic moments, new ideas about domesticity have given form to radically different configurations of home and community. With worldwide interest in housing affordability, green design and the necessity for sustainable communities, a powerful opportunity to design affordable housing that responds to current economic, social and environmental challenges presents itself.

Residents of Hilltop Mobile Home Park organizing to preserve park

November 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Given a February deadline to vacate the park land, residents of the Hilltop Mobile Home Park in State College, PA are using a website to advocate for the preservation of the park and the rights of manufactured housing owners statewide.

PHFA recognizes outstanding quality of work done by the state’s housing counselors

HARRISBURG - November 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today celebrated the work of the state’s housing counselors with an awards ceremony at the Hilton Harrisburg. The state’s private sector counseling agencies support the mission of PHFA by assisting state residents with questions about homeownership and home foreclosure.

After the Election: What the DC Budget Debate Means for Housing Opportunity for PA’s...

November 5, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- After the November 6 elections, Congress will reconvene for a “Lame Duck” session to tackle some very difficult issues related to the federal budget. As things stand now, significant, across-the-board cuts known as “sequestration” will go into effect on January 1, 2013, on all “discretionary” spending, including housing, homelessness and community development programs that many Housing Alliance members rely on to address the most pressing housing needs in our communities.

PHFA executive director elected president of National Council of State Housing Agencies

HARRISBURG - October 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Brian A. Hudson Sr., executive director and CEO of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, has been elected president of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). He will serve for two years in that capacity.

Treasurer McCord Sets Out to Reunite Fire, EMS Companies with Nearly $700,000 in Unclaimed...

Harrisburg - October 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In recognition of National Fire Prevention Month, State Treasurer Rob McCord today said nearly $700,000 in unclaimed property is available for Pennsylvania’s emergency responder organizations to claim in order to supplement their budgets and provide need valuable life-saving services.

Victory for manufactured home residents!

October 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- This is a MAJOR VICTORY for manufactured home community residents. Residents in manufactured housing communities (mobile home parks) are in a unique situation in terms of their housing tenure. While most own their homes, they rent the land on which the home is situated. They are homeowners, but without the stability of homeownership, being subject to rent increases, changes in community rules, and in some instances being forced to relocate their homes when the community closes.

Treasurer McCord Reunites Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals with Nearly $35,000 in Property During...

Radnor, PA - October 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The nation’s oldest “no-kill” shelter now has nearly $35,000 in additional resources to support routine and unexpected medical treatments for the animals in its care after State Treasurer Rob McCord today reunited the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals with property that belonged to the organization, but had gone unclaimed for years.

Philadelphia Foreclosure Rescue Scammers Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison

PHILADELPHIA - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Anthony J. DeMarco III, 33, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to serve 25 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud charges in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving more than $30 million in loans. Between 2006 and 2009, DeMarco owned and operated DeMarco REI Inc., a foreclosure rescue company.


WASHINGTON, DC - September 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owners and manager of an apartment complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with discriminating against families with children. HUD’s charge alleges that the manager discouraged families from applying for housing by making biased statements and placing discriminatory advertising on

Qualified PA borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure to receive notice; may be eligible...

HARRISBURG - September 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that official notifications are being sent to approximately 29,000 Pennsylvania borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 and who may be eligible for payment as part of the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement.

EPA Grant Will Help Northampton Redevelop More Properties

PHILADELPHIA, PA - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $650,000 in funding to Northampton County, Pa. This is the fourth EPA brownfields grant awarded to the County to clean up contaminated properties for potential redevelopment.

Treasurer McCord: See If Loved Ones Are Owed Unclaimed Property this ‘Grandparents Day’

Harrisburg - September 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- This Grandparents Day, State Treasurer Rob McCord encouraged Pennsylvanians to take a moment and search to see whether their loved ones are owed a portion of $1.9 billion in unclaimed property. A free online search at may turn up a nice Grandparents Day gift for grandma or grandpa, said Treasurer McCord.

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,

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Governor Wolf Outlines How Restore Pennsylvania Will Benefit Municipalities

Building on his commitment to support Pennsylvania’s communities, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s Capitol Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit municipalities and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.