Category: Housing

National Housing Report Shows Wide Gap Between Wages, Cost of Rent

To afford a two-bedroom apartment plus utilities — without paying more than 30% of income on housing — a Pennsylvania household must earn $20.90 an hour, or $43,463 a year,...

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Housing, Education and Creation Care Get Boost in State Budget

The 2022-23 Pennsylvania budget includes significant gains for education, housing and creation care, but only  a modest increase for anti-hunger programs. A $1.8 billion increase in education funding makes strides...

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Advocates, Legislators, Rally for Whole-Home Repairs Bill

On May 24, LAMPa joined advocates and legislators gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol to rally in support of the bipartisan Whole-Home Repairs Bill. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) spoke...

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State OKs $10M in Tax Credits as Report Outlines How Far Out of Reach Housing Remains for Workers

The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf  approved $10 million for the Pa. Housing Tax Credit program aimed at closing the gap in affordable housing just before the National...

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Legislature Approves Changes to Emergency Rental and Housing Assistance Programs as Eviction Moratorium Set to End

With the end of the national moratorium on evictions related to pandemic downturn set to end July 31, the General Assembly and governor approved measures to make it easier for...

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Evictions Moratorium Extended to July 31st

Last week the Biden Administration once again extended the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s moratorium on housing evictions from the end of June. The new expiration date is July 31st,...

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Pennsylvania Leading the Nation in Student Homelessness Increase

A newly released report shows that homelessness among children and youth is increasing dramatically in Pennsylvania while rising unevenly in other states during the 2018-19 school year (SY). PEC reviewed...

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Housing Advocacy Still Needed, Even as CDC Eviction Moratorium Remains

UPDATE: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on June 2 that it would continue to stay a lower court ruling seeking to overturn the CDC...

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New Data Reveals Extent of Students Experiencing Homelessness

More and more of Pennsylvania’s school-age children were experiencing homelessness even before the pandemic, according to a newly released report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The study accumulates the...

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LIHEAP Closes on April 30th

The 2020-2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is open. The season has been extended and is now set to close on April 30th. “The Low Income Home Energy Assistance...

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