Category: Housing

July 23, 2014

Two Steps Forward on Affordable Housing

Your advocacy is working and members of the General Assembly are catching on: Investing in the housing market is good for the Commonwealth. It creates jobs and encourages community revitalization and reinvestment, all while helping to end homelessness and expand the availability of homes within reach of low wage workers and people on fixed incomes....

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October 2, 2013

State Housing Trust Fund is Working – Let’s Build on Success!

Nearly $8.5 million is going to put safe, affordable housing in reach of more Pennsylvanians in 22 counties, thanks to the PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund.  The recently awarded funding comes from impact fees in the Marcellus Shale region and will be returned to projects in those areas.  LAMPa is working with...

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January 17, 2012

“Save our Homes!” – LAMPa’s work to restore the HEMAP program

Pennsylvania’s Homeowner’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) has been preventing foreclosures since 1983.  Now, thanks to a funding cut of around 80% in the 2011-2012 state budget, HEMAP will essentially close down, having only enough money ($2 million) to fulfill current obligations. A quick lesson in how HEMAP works illustrates why saving this program is...

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