CANCELED: Barrar, House Committee to Consider Bill to Provide Better Emergency Support Through a...

Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a committee meeting to vote on legislation that would create a pathway for electric utility companies to develop pilot projects that will deliver highly advanced levels of reliability to serve essential public infrastructure and community services during emergencies.

Most Displaced Residents of Hyndman Borough Allowed to Return Home

Governor Tom Wolf today thanked the residents of Hyndman Borough and those responders that helped them stay safe, as most were informed today they could return to their homes following Wednesday’s train derailment and fire.

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

Mayor William Peduto, Department of Innovation & Performance and Urban Redevelopment Authority to Kick...

The city’s inaugural Inclusive Innovation Week will be formally kicked off Monday in the Strip District, in an event featuring Mayor William Peduto; Councilwoman Deborah Gross; Debra Lam, Chief & Director of Innovation & Performance; Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Officer; and Thomas Link, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

Fattah to Join in Blumberg High-Rise Implosion Saturday

This Saturday, Congressman Chaka Fattah will join leaders from the Philadelphia community to witness the demolition of the Norman Blumberg Apartments and celebrate the redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood. It was announced by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) in 2015 that the high-rise, former public housing project would be demolished concurrent with a comprehensive plan that the blocks surrounding the existing high-rises would be targeted for extensive development.

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

City Seeks Public Participation in Zoning Planning for Riverfronts

Property owners near the City’s riverfronts will soon be receiving letters notifying them about the first step in an upgrade of the long out-dated zoning standards, which will protect current properties while making rules uniform for those seeking to develop or expand sites in the areas.

HACP, County Housing Authority Team up to Host Landlord Training Programs

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), in partnership with the Allegheny County Housing Authority, is pleased to offer a series of training sessions for interested Pittsburgh and Allegheny County rental property owners throughout 2015.

Housing Authority and Development Partners to Host May 14 Ribbon Cutting at Skyline Terrace

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) will unveil the first phase of the comprehensive redevelopment of Skyline Terrace (formerly Addison Terrace), during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

Mayor in Houston for Rose Center for Public Leadership and Urban Land Institute expertise...

The Mayor was selected in November as a 2015 Rose Center Fellow, which affords Pittsburgh guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts. In February a team of Rose Center officials visited Hazelwood and forwarded recommendations for the use of the Almono site.

City of Pittsburgh Calls For Public Input on Community and Transit Improvements in Uptown...

The City of Pittsburgh is seeking public input on an action plan for transit improvements and community development in the corridor between Downtown and neighborhoods east.

Barrar to Host Municipal Grant Workshop

At the workshop, attendees will gather information on available grants, timelines associated with them and gain insight on the application process from various organizations, State Departments, and commissions invited to speak at the workshop

Economist Elliot Eisenberg is keynote speaker during May 7-8 Housing Forum

Well-known economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., will be the luncheon keynote speaker on May 7 during the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Housing Forum at the Hilton Harrisburg. Eisenberg will speak about economic trends in Pennsylvania, with a special emphasis on the housing market.

FHLBank Pittsburgh’s 2015 Affordable Housing Program funding round opens June 8

FHLBank Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Program provides grants for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of single- or multi-family housing for individuals at or below 80 percent of area median income.

City of Pittsburgh Joins Day of Action as H-1B Cap Reached in Under a...

The City of Pittsburgh, as part of the Welcoming Economies Global Network, joins with cities and economic development agencies from various Great Lakes states in a Day of Action today – highlighting the cost local economies face under the current H-1B visa cap imposed by the federal government.

Registration now open for PHFA’s Housing Services Conference

Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s 2015 Housing Services Conference planned for June 10-12 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

Registration now open for PHFA’s May Housing Forum in Harrisburg

The Housing Forum provides an opportunity for people working in the housing field to attend focused educational sessions and interact with their peers.

PHFA announces foreclosure help for homeowners in Monroe County

HARRISBURG - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, in collaboration with the American Society of Certified Housing Executives (ASCHE) and the National Real Estate Training Institute (NREI), today announced a day-long event and free educational workshops for Monroe County residents in danger of losing their homes. This special event will be held Feb. 1 at the Innovation Center, Room 336, East Stroudsburg University, 562 Independence Road in East Stroudsburg from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

An opportunity to showcase your organizations hard work in vacant property strategy

Philadelphia - January 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Center for Community Progress is pleased to announce the selection of Philadelphia as the host city for the fifth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference. The conference, to be held Sept. 9-11, 2013, is themed “Investing in the Future: Unlocking Hidden Values.” Sessions and speakers will pay particular attention to the ways in which the nation’s communities are recognizing and capitalizing on the value from their vacant and distressed properties in order to reduce costs, increase revenues, return equity to individuals and create a stable foundation for future prosperity

FEMA Experts Continue to Provide Free Rebuilding Advice

HARRISBURG, PA - November 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Outreach teams currently providing storm-damage repair and rebuilding advice in Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties will continue doing so for another week.

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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,

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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.