housing

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Pennsylvania’s dangerous landlord-tenant law persists | Michael Coard

BY: - August 23, 2023

Back in April, I wrote about the serious problem of landlord-tenant officers in Pennsylvania, who have extraordinary power with very little training. I detailed the March case of 35-year-old Angel Davis, shot in the head and nearly killed by a so-called landlord-tenant officer while he served her with eviction papers in Philadelphia. At a rally […]

U.S. Rep. Summer lee, D-12th District, on the floor of the U.S. House (Screen Capture).

Pittsburgh receives $50 million HUD grant for Hill District revitalization

BY: - July 24, 2023

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 […]

New data shows Americans using more than 30 percent of income on rent | Five for the Weekend

BY: - December 10, 2022

The U.S. median household income from 2017-2021 was $69,021. In the United States, adjusted for inflation to 2021 dollars, the median household income increased 10.5 percent from $62,460 in 2012-2016.

COMMENTARY

Our next big policy challenge: Safe and affordable housing for our aging population | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 4, 2021

We want seniors to 'age in place' -- but that's not as easy as it sounds for many Americans.

Wells Fargo pays $10M to settle lawsuit over discriminatory lending practices in Philadelphia

BY: - December 17, 2019

Wells Fargo will shell out $10 million to settle a city lawsuit that alleged the megabank engaged in discriminatory lending practices against Black people and other minorities in Philadelphia. The San Francisco-based bank will fund affordable housing programs in Philadelphia but admit no wrongdoing over the civil rights lawsuit the city filed in 2017, the Kenney administration said […]