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Easton fights blight at crumbling Rock Church properties

Easton cited the Rock Church for failing to maintain 507 Northampton St., where bricks crumble in the rear
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Northeast Land Bank Authority considers three new voting members

Three new municipalities could become voting members of the Northeast Land Bank Authority.
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Two largest land banks in Pennsylvania have been slow getting off the ground

There are some neighborhoods in Pennsylvania cities where half of the properties are blighted or tax-delinquent or both. But getting them into the hands of new owners who can make them useful for the neighborhood again has been difficult.
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Blight fight: City development plan to take in-depth look at housing stock

The city of Erie is developing a comprehensive plan to deal with blighted properties
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Dormont seeks return on investment through Pennsylvania conservatorship law that allowed rehabilitation of abandoned house

Dormont is waiting for its day in court to recover more than $170,000 it invested in rehabilitating an abandoned house that fetched $225,000 when it was sold last month.
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USDA Urged to Stop Advising Property Owners that They Can Increase Rents

The National Housing Law Project sent letters to USDA to urge them to stop advising property owners to raise rents.
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Lancaster County now has ‘zero’ homeless veterans

Numbers just released show that the number of homeless veterans in Lancaster County has reached zero.
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Foundation CEO to legislators, governor: Don't pay yourselves till budget's resolved

Maxwell King, president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, said on Friday that it’s time for legislative leaders to share nonprofits’ pain from Pennsylvania’s budget, overdue since July 1.
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