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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

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

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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

A tool to create affordable housing in Pittsburgh is about to expire

“It’s a no-brainer to permanently adopt [inclusionary zoning] for Lawrenceville. All our neighbors should be able to continue to call Lawrenceville home as it grows."”
By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA