Category: Housing

PA Housing Alliance Recognizes Pastor of The Welcome Church with Frontline Leader Award

The Rev. Violet Little, pastor of The Welcome Church in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, was recognized with the Frontline Leader Award at the state’s Homes Within Reach Conference. More than 800...

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Heating Assistance Grant Applications Now Open

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of...

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Legislature Raises Cap on PHARE Fund for Housing by $20M

The General Assembly has approved a $20 million cap increase for the Pa. Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund.  The increase, which will take effect in 2023, will raise...

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Blanket the Capitol and Cover the Homeless With Care

Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.  Yet, for many in our country, that has become increasingly impossible.  A severe  shortage of affordable housing has forced many not just...

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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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