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A plan to untangle Philadelphia's daunting decay

The New York Times features a story on PACDC's efforts to advocate for implementation of the Philadelphia Land Bank in a way that puts vacant properties back into productive use while advancing the equitable redevelopment of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
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FHFA issues proposed rule in regards to Fannie and Freddie's obligations to serve underserved markets

The agency that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has issued a proposed rule concerning Fannie’s and Freddie’s obligations to serve underserved markets, specifically manufactured housing, preservation of affordable housing, and rural housing.
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Pricing Carbon to clean air

A business group has released a report highlighting ways carbon pricing can be used to help meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan.
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ACTION Campaign applauds Congress for making permanent the minimum 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit rate

he ACTION Campaign applauds Congress for making permanent the minimum 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) rate in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015.
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Bill to modernize eminent domain compensation heads to the Governor

HB 1411 (Taylor, R-Phila) increases the amount of compensation received by a person or entity displaced by the taking of property through eminent domain.
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Philadelphia Land Bank gets first 150 vacant properties

Philadelphia's Land Bank took possession of its first 150 vacant properties on Wednesday as the agency seeks to turn blighted burdens into productive developments across the city.
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Pittsburgh rental property registry sails through first vote

Pittsburgh landlords would have to register leased properties with the city and purchase an annual permit costing $45 to $65 per unit under legislation council advanced Wednesday.
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