Pa. House committee unanimously advances housing access bills
Tuesday’s voting meeting of the Pennsylvania House Housing and Community Development Committee advanced bills that would aim to help tenants, homeowners, and address a lack of affordable housing.
Pittsburgh receives $50 million HUD grant for Hill District revitalization
PITTSBURGH — The Bedford Dwellings Housing Complex in the city’s Hill District neighborhood has received a $50 million neighborhood revitalization grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, made the announcement Friday along with U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman. The funds from the Choice Neighborhood […]
Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman announce $12.1M for affordable housing | Five for the Weekend
'Housing is not merely a roof over your head. It’s a vital piece of the foundation that builds strong families and thriving communities,' Casey said.
Philadelphia City Council passes bill protecting residents in affordable housing
By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — City Council has approved legislation that provides some relief and protection for thousands of Philadelphia families living in dwellings where owners have affordable housing contracts set to expire. Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, D-3rd District, who authored the legislation approved Thursday, said more than 12,000 families are living in properties with owners […]
Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans earmarks more than $23M for Philly community projects
'Philadelphia’s great need for affordable housing continues to be a top priority for me,' the Democratic lawmaker said.
It’s National Fair Housing Month. And no one’s paying attention | Opinion
Opportunities to achieve the American dream of homeownership remain anything but fair or equitable.
Pa. Senate Democrat proposes series of bills to increase housing accessibility
Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, has drafted three bills aimed at helping people access housing and find affordable options across Pennsylvania.
Voters embraced affordable housing initiatives. Advocates say Congress should do the same.
'It's a structural problem with the housing market, where housing prices keep going up, costs of construction have increased, and incomes haven't necessarily kept up with that part of the market,' an expert said.
In Philly, other cities the ‘starter’ home is disappearing | Tuesday Morning Coffee
In too many American cities, renters can't make the leap to homeownership, recent data shows.
Low-income renters and tenants of color in N.J. bear brunt of housing crisis, study finds
The Garden State needs a 'visionary housing policy' to protect families from displacement, according to an advocacy group.
What legislation did Gov. Tom Wolf approve or veto during budget season?
In a flurry of budget season legislation, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed bills dealing with poll watchers, transgender athletes, and energy policy and approved laws on election funding, affordable housing and a loophole that can let people who commit serious crimes get away with a ticket.
Urban League of Philadelphia gets $350K for housing program
Whether you want to be a first time homebuyer or are facing eviction because of a job loss due to the pandemic, the Urban League of Philadelphia’s housing counseling program can help.