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Urge Congress to Provide Full Funding for Housing

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Congress will soon decide how to divide its available spending for the next fiscal year, FY2017, among the 12 appropriations subcommittees. These subcommittee allocations are referred to the “302(b) allocations.” It is critical that … Continue reading

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Auditor General DePasquale Says Homeless People in Pennsylvania Hurt by DCED’s Inept Oversight of Federal Programs

Dec. 9, 2015 Says DCED delays left agencies serving homeless people waiting for up to 15 months for funding HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that his audit of the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) oversight … Continue reading

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Pope Puts Spotlight on Homeless Crisis in D.C. – A Big Challenge for its Catholic Mayor

Washington Post By: Aaron C. Davis, Published: September 24, 2015 Pope Francis’s last stop in Washington may generate an indelible image of his visit to the United States – and one that could resonate deeply with local leaders and churchgoers … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Scullion Using Pope’s Visit to Campaign for More Help for the Homeless

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): August 18, 2015 By: Erin Edinger Published: August 12, 2015 As Pope Francis’ visit draws ever nearer, Sister Mary Scullion wants to make sure the whole city is ready for his arrival – including the … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Senator to Support the State Housing Trust Fund in the PA Budget

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): It’s the Senate’s turn now. Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 792 unanimously to expand funding for the State Housing Trust Fund (also known as PHARE) without increasing taxes, imposing a new … Continue reading

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Please Act Today to Urge Your PA Representative to Support the State Housing Trust Fund

Today is special. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to vote to expand the State Housing Trust Fund known as PHARE statewide (HB792) – without taking anything away from the current program or from county housing trust funds, and … Continue reading

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Support Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): With the start of the new session comes the reintroduction of the bills to Fund the Fund –  the State Housing Trust Fund (PHARE). PHARE is a proven program that is working in Shale … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: More U.S. Cities Have Made It Illegal to Be Homeless

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By Lecia Imbery August 5, 2014 A report by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty released in July shows a disturbing trend in cities across America – the passage of laws that, in effect, … Continue reading

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Support Funding the PA Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): As you well know, homelessness is not only devastating to the individuals and families it effects, it is also costly to the state and the country. One Step Away, a consumer run newspaper produced … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

From Center for American Progress By Tracey Ross December 5, 2013 While owning a home is the cornerstone of the American Dream, growing income inequality, coupled with an affordable housing crisis, makes maintaining stable housing a challenge for millions of … Continue reading

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