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The Promise of Promise Zones

Promise Zones represent a sharp departure from the federal government’s failed community development approach of the past.
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Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church nears opening of homeless shelter

The shelter has one more issue to address before Stroud Township can approve its official opening.
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The power of free money

In May 2009, a small experiment involving 13 homeless men took off in London. Some of them had slept in the cold for more than 40 years.
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Proposed law would prevent blight and abandonment by clearing title for responsible owners

Informally referred to as the Clear Title Act, HB1808 would help responsible, long-term residents gain clear title to the homes they have lived in and cared for when no one else did.
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Westmoreland County authority to buy, rehab and sell parcels

Westmoreland County's land bank will be open for business next year.
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Safe Harbor shelter in Easton helps the homeless find jobs

Safe Harbor is the first shelter in the Lehigh Valley to offer its residents an on-site employment specialist and certified peer specialist team to help create resumes, practice job interviews and make connections.
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Job Opening: Housing and Redevelopment Analyst - Harrisburg, PA

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is hiring
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Philadelphia Forges Plan to Rebuild From Decay

Philadelphia, with a population of about 1.5 million, is the largest American city to adopt a land bank.

Budget battle nears finish line

Operating under a stopgap CR set to expire on Jan 15th, appropriations leadership looks for final passage before Jan 17th recess.
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