Pittsburgh’s affordable housing fund collects community input, but some still hunger for action

Pittsburgh’s affordable housing fund collects community input, but some still hunger for action

With the passage of a controversial deed transfer tax last year, Pittsburgh has its affordable housing fund. Entrusted to a board of 16 city leaders and advocates, the board met this week for its second hearing on how to use the $10 million pool.

But even as the listening continues, some members are already pushing to get the funding into the city’s 90 neighborhoods immediately to start addressing an 18,000 unit deficit in affordable housing.
Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh waits for state review of new accessibility codes, passes on expanding animal control

Pittsburgh waits for state review of new accessibility codes, passes on expanding animal control

Pittsburgh City Council met Tuesday, agreeing to prod the state for further action on building accessibility codes, while also refusing a measure to use city resources in a small borough lying entirely within the city.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
State officials and leaders fight for clean car standards

State officials and leaders fight for clean car standards

On Wednesday morning Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonnell was joined by state officials and community leaders to bring attention to a plan by the Trump Administration they feel would weaken gas mileage standards for cars, light trucks and SUVs. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Governor, Philly mayor emphasize early education investments

Governor, Philly mayor emphasize early education investments

Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about the importance of investing in early childhood education Tuesday at an education advocacy conference in Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 24, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
DCED gives PA manufacturing initiative update, highlights positives

DCED gives PA manufacturing initiative update, highlights positives

On Tuesday morning Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation, Sheri Collins, led a press conference where she gave an update on Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative and discussed how this program has helped benefit those in the commonwealth.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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