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Cumberland County's Ben Laudermilch taking Pa. human services post

Ben J. Laudermilch has worked hard on behalf of vulnerable populations in Cumberland County. Soon, he'll be doing that for the entire state.
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First THUD Appropriations Hearing held, second hearing scheduled

On March 1, HUD Secretary Julián Castro testified on the agency’s FY17 budget request before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD).
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Calculating the true cost of affordable housing

What good is cheap rent if the cost of commuting consumes a huge chunk of the tenant's income?
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Why losing a home means losing everything

How the housing market exploits the poor — and keeps them in poverty.

How a housing program can save Medicaid money

Helping poor people move from high- to low-poverty neighborhoods can improve their health and cut the government's costs.
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Land bank idea presented to McKeesport Area schools

Blighted and tax delinquent properties have cost the McKeesport Area School District over $32.5 million since 2012, according to data compiled by the Steel Rivers Council of Governments.
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HIDDEN HOMELESS: Defining 'homeless' a key issue

Federal government estimates of rural homelessness in Pennsylvania dramatically understate the magnitude of the problem.
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Treasury announces additional investment in Hardest Hit Fund

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced it would exercise its authority to obligate up to $2 billion in additional Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program
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