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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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Philadelphia Social Innovation Journal launches 26th edition

This edition examines the role that CDCs play in assuaging the challenges facing our neighborhoods and in stimulating social innovation at the neighborhood level and developing supportive policies, creating non-traditional partnerships and forging creative solutions to make our neighborhoods, city and region stronger.
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On the House: For first-time buyers, rural mortgages worth a look

USDA Rural Development may be able to assist first time homebuyers who have problems saving for down payments as they offer a variety of loans, grants, and loan guarantees.
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Job Opening: Executive Director, Brethren Housing Association, Harrisburg, PA

Brethren Housing Association, Harrisburg PA, is currently seeking an Executive Director.
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2016 appropriations placed low priority on low-income programs; Better priorities needed for 2017

The 2016 appropriations legislation enacted in December included a number of beneficial funding increases, but programs that assist households with low or moderate incomes fared considerably worse than others, on balance.
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