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The battle against blight in Pa. gets a new blueprint

A 67 page report called “From Blight to Bright” presents four key steps for cities

Erie land bank report expected soon

A consultant's analysis of whether establishing a local land bank could help effectively combat blight and manage troubled and vacant properties throughout the region is expected by the end of September.

Norristown revokes ordinance that punished victims of domestic abuse

Norristown agreed to revoke an ordinance that sought to evict a woman for calling the police in several domestic violence disputes.
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Study: Foreclosure Prevention Counselors Saving Homeowners Millions

Counselors are almost three times more likely to prevent foreclosure by way of mortgage modification
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Why More Renters Aren’t Buying

A new survey says that younger workers and other renters aren’t turning away from homeownership because they lack the desire to own homes.
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Bill Would Give Public Housing Preference to Homeless Veterans

There are 1,500 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania at any given time, according to Senator Vince Hughes
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Broken Cities: Blight poses challenges for distressed cities

As the financially strapped city struggles to combat blight and the host of ills it fosters, strategy is key.
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A new look at homelessness

Homelessness issues are expanding beyond traditional preconceptions.
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