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Wolf says PA will move forward on Clean Power Plan

The Wolf administration says it will continue with plans to comply with new federal mandates to reduce the state’s carbon emissions despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court
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2016 housing outlook: Federal boost, affordability problems persist

With several years of budget shortfalls and sequestration in the rearview mirror, and a presidential election and changing interest rate environment on the road ahead, the housing industry begins the year with reasons to be thankful and reasons to be concerned.
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New club aims to sell home ownership in Pottstown area

A new club to help people better understand the ins and outs of owning a home has formed in Pottstown and is looking for members.
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To rent or buy? Zillow says break even horizon in region is 2.8 years

Number crunchers at real estate giant Zillow calculate the breakeven horizon as the point at which owning a home becomes more financially advantageous than renting one over the same time period.
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Why so many renters aren't buying homes yet

There is a simple reason why so many renters aren’t buying into the proverbial American Dream of owning a home: They don’t want to.
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Obama will seek $11 billion for homeless families

After making progress in reducing homelessness among veterans, the Obama administration is turning to the larger and more complicated challenge of homelessness among families with young children.
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The Problem With the Second Phase of Gentrification

Unlike a generation ago, today’s urban renaissance often displaces people and businesses.
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HR 3700 passes House; Status of amendments

U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act. This legislation makes numerous common sense improvements to housing programs including public housing, housing choice vouchers, and project-based rental assistance.
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How many students are homeless in Pennsylvania and where are they?

There are homeless students in every county in Pennsylvania and at least 96 percent of its school districts, the state's Department of Education reports.
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Land bank seeks additional members

The first land bank in Schuylkill County held its first meeting in the borough Wednesday night.
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