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Pa. voter ID law struck down

A judge struck down PA's controversial voter identification law, ending for the moment a two-year legal fight between defenders who saw it as a shield against fraud and critics who deemed it an act of voter suppression.
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Job Opening: Program Manager - National

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is hiring.
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Demolitions Dire for Poor Amid Affordable-Rent Gap: Economy

A national trend toward demolishing old housing units to make way for new construction is making it difficult for working families to find affordable housing.
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PA closer to protecting crime victims from nuisance laws

The state House has approved legislation barring municipalities from penalizing residents or landlords for calling police to their properties.

Allentown homeless, advocates lobby council for more shelters

Not enough beds when it's cold, they say. Officials to look into opening public buildings.
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Commission to Build Healthier America Calls for Focus on Low-Income Children

The report, Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities, highlights the ways in which external factors such as the built environment, poverty, and access to education affect individual health.
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Pittsburgh councilwoman Deb Gross proposes land bank

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross is proposing the creation of a land bank for the city of Pittsburgh, a mechanism that could streamline the process of redeveloping tax-delinquent land.
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