Working & The Economy
Black homeownership in Philadelphia lags whites, new report finds
That's partly because of a legacy of racism, the report by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia concluded.
Humane Society of Greene County ‘a happy place’ | Helping the Helpers
'Whenever they go out the door to a new family, everybody here is just ... it’s like a birthday party.'
Food Insecurity in Pa. and beyond | The Numbers Racket
In 2019, 1,353,730 Pennsylvanians - 10.6 percent - were food insecure.
An economist answers 3 questions about soaring consumer prices | Analysis
Why is inflation so high? Is it bad? What you need to know.
Report: Affordable, home-based childcare is key to economic recovery | Friday Morning Coffee
Pennsylvania lost about a third of its home-based child care providers in recent years. The pandemic only exacerbated that trend.
This W.Pa diaper bank needs your help | Helping the Helpers
'Diapers have gone up 14%,' an official said. 'They're hard to afford.'
Despite funding cut, SWPA group still works to revitalize its community | Helping the Helpers
The Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC) was established in 1989 through the Mon Valley Initiative to help revitalize the town and renovate historic buildings.
Pa. House GOP lawmaker proposes Santa tax credit
The exact scope of the credit is unclear; the accompanying memo did not get into specifics, and exact legislation has not yet been introduced.
Philly Housing Authority looks for affordable housing in city’s Brewerytown neighborhood
The PHA is looking for developers to rehabilitate 59 vacant homes in an area between Ridge and Glenwood avenues and 24th and 30th streets.
Fayette Co. Community Foundation: Lending a hand, one donation at a time | Helping the Helpers
The organization supports the local nonprofit sector by hosting Fayette Gives, a daylong fundraising marathon for local charities.
Pa.’s carbon fee for power plants is ready to be enacted, but legislative agency says it can’t yet
Final approval may be delayed until early January due to a technical dispute between Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and the legislative agency that circulates new laws and regulations.
Household growth slows to record low | The Numbers Racket
The report noted that household growth declined 36 percentage points from 45 percent growth in 1860, when record keeping on growth first began, to 9 percent in 2020.