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Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to spend $80M to attack Pennsylvania’s housing crisis. Here’s how.

Gov. Shapiro’s proposed budget would put state money behind a popular home repair program, anti-homelessness initiatives, and public legal defense against evictions.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Demand for Pennsylvania’s new Whole-Home Repairs Program has been overwhelming, but more funding is on hold

The Whole-Home Repairs Program is a victim of its own success. Additional funding is held up by the state’s budget impasse.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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New book advocates for ways to end housing segregation

Richard and Leah Rothstein says government created segregation but activists could work toward ending it
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Harrisburg developer says creating affordable housing means more than new apartments

George Fernandez has played in health outreach for Latinos across the state. Now, he wants to house people in need.

By Anthony Orozco

Pennsylvania needs rental assistance and eviction diversion programs, activists and lawmakers say

Experts and activists say eviction prevention measures need to expand, landlords disagree on some points.

By Anthony Orozco

Affordable housing is on everyone’s wish-list

For low-income families or individuals with limited resources, affordable housing might seem like an impossible dream.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

A state tax generates millions for affordable housing, but state law prevents it from generating millions more

The state’s realty transfer tax last year generated $40 million in support for the Pennsylvania Housing and Rehabilitation Enhancement program, but it could do a lot more.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA