Shapiro signs expansion of property tax rent and rebate program

BY: - August 4, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro on Friday signed into law an expansion of the property tax and rent rebate (PTRR) program, which will cover almost 175,000 more senior citizens, and double rebates for many of the nearly 400,000 people who already participate in the program.   Friday marked the first time the program has been expanded since 2006. […]

Advocates call on PHFA, courts to halt foreclosures citing assistance program delays

BY: - June 27, 2023

“PHFA must resolve this and must resolve this in a way that keeps people in their homes,” state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said. 

Community College of Philadelphia, Philly Housing Authority team up to offer student housing

BY: - April 25, 2022

'We are doing everything in our power to ease the burdens our students face,' college President Donald Generals said.

With new fund, Catapult Greater Pittsburgh seeks to help Black first time homebuyers

BY: - August 21, 2021

The program seeks to help Black families cover closing costs and down payments for their new home

‘We can’t move forward if we leave others behind’: State officials urge Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance

BY: - May 12, 2021

In a briefing with reporters Tuesday, acting state Human Services Secretary Meg Snead urged Pennsylvanians who are behind on rental payments or having trouble making payments to apply for assistance through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). 

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans proposes $63 billion plan to bolster housing and stabilize communities

BY: - April 3, 2021

The Philadelphia Democrat's seeks to develop affordable housing, stabilize communities and sustain homeownership.

Philly Urban League throws lifeline to city families facing foreclosure, eviction

BY: - May 20, 2020

The nonprofit has $50,000 to give away to "the most vulnerable," Andrea Custis, president and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia, said in a statement.