Advocate: Federal tax credits help working families make ends meet

The political director of a national Latino advocacy group told about two dozen Lehigh Valley business and government leaders Friday that Congress must extend two federal tax credits to the working poor.
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There's plenty in the #PA Budget you will miss when it's gone: Cindy Daley

For the past six months, Pennsylvania's budget has dominated the discussion in Harrisburg and throughout the Commonwealth, but the numbers discussion does not get at the heart of the matter.
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How Mobile, Alabama used Instagram to address blight

In Mobile, Dunlap's team researched tools for quantifying blight and decided to try Instagram, the photo-oriented social media app
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Job Opening: Executive Director, Healthy Rowhouse Project- Philadelphia, PA

New non-profit seeks an Executive Director experienced in crossing traditional silos and connecting research to practice.
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Northeast Land Bank Authority approves intergovernmental cooperation agreements

Members of the Northeast Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority approved two intergovernmental cooperation agreements at the authority’s quarterly meeting on Wednesday.
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On the house: First-time homebuyers can't afford to do it alone

The third annual "America at Home" survey from NeighborWorks America, a group working for affordable housing and community development, finds that, despite a growing economy, the pressures of student debt, confusion about the mortgage process, and a marriage-rate decline are important factors in the slow housing market.
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States to use Medicaid money to house homeless people

Medicaid dollars, usually reserved for clinical services and medications, can be used to help chronically homeless people and others with long-term disabilities to find and maintain permanent housing.
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