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
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.
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 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
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
Mayor Peduto, Councilman Lavelle and City Housing Authority Applying for Federal Grant for Middle...
The City of Pittsburgh is applying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal planning and design funding for affordable housing units, and business and community development around Bedford Dwellings in the Middle Hill District.
EPA urges residents to test homes for radon
Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is a nationwide problem that can be found in schools, houses, townhomes and condos of all shapes and sizes. The only way to know if your home has radon is to test for it.
BARLETTA VOTES TO SCRAP OBAMA EPA POWER GRAB ON WATER
Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today voted to vacate a rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would significantly expand the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act over virtually all waters and wet areas in the country. The rule also would undermine the role of the states as partners and co-regulators of the nation waters.
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.
Congressman Boyle Votes for Omnibus Appropriations Bill that makes Critical Investments in Renewable Energy,...
Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) voted with many colleagues in the House to adopt, by a vote of 316 to 113, the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This measure funds the government until October 2016.