Ways to make the State Housing Trust Fund a Reality in Your County

The Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehancement Act (PHARE) now has a three consistent revenue sources- Act 13 Impact Fees, money from the National Housing Trust Fund and income from the Realty Transfer Tax.

To read more about implementaton and source details, click here. 

 

 

Task Force and Advisory Committee Release Report on Ending Homelessness

HAPPN worked with the PA legislative task force and other service providers to release HOMELESSNESS IN PENNSYLVANIA: CAUSES, IMPACTS, AND SOLUTIONS: A TASK FORCE AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT.

Homes Within Reach 2016- Become a Sponsor!

We are gearing up for 2016's Homes within Reach Conference, to be held at the Harrisburg Hilton, November 14-16. To become a sponsor of this great networking and educational event, please click here. 

HomeHUB

HomeHUB© is an online, interactive mobile-friendly information clearinghouse for homeownership professionals—lenders, realtors, governmental officials, builders, housing counselors—to learn about and share resources to help clients obtain, retain or maintain a home. Check it out here. 

PA Blight and Land Bank Library

Check out PABlightLibrary.com for PA’s newest publications on blight and land banks. Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Benedum Foundation and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Also, make sure to register for the land bank summit, May 11th and 12th in Latrobe, PA. 

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Home Matters Day June 15th!

Latest News

Allegheny County Council on Tuesday authorized the county to enter a land bank agreement with local municipalities and school districts.
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The city’s Neighborhood Impact Team shut down several properties for code violations and notified owners to take care of high grass, garbage and other nuisances.
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Thousands on waiting list, but not enough available units
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Featured Resources

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We believe a balanced housing market with a combination of low-priced and market rental and home ownership as well as supported housing, we can ensure housing opportunity for all and stable neighborhood growth. A funding strategy that can help bring this vision to reality is a Local Housing Trust Fund.
Through research, discussion, and community and stakeholder engagement, the Task Force has arrived at recommendations that respond to both the assumption and the realities of affordable housing in the city.