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Pa. takes over troubled mortgage relief program from contractor after complaints, backlogs

Officials in Pennsylvania have temporarily halted applications for mortgage, utility, and tax relief as they make the transition.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Thousands of Pennsylvania homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line

Backlogs and bottlenecks have dragged out wait times for a $350 million Pennsylvania mortgage relief program.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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Insurance can be confusing, here are ways to understand it

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys and Zachary Sherman, Executive Director at Pennie, joined us on Thursday’s Smart Talk to provide insight on the world of insurance and tips on how to choose the best coverage plans.

By Aniya Faulcon

The House that Norm Built: A Special Tribute to Norm Abram, Master Carpenter and TV Trailblazer

Norm’s journey started on Christmas Eve 1958 on a job installing hardwood floors with his father, a Boston carpenter. The installation was done the old-fashioned way – with cut nails and a skill saw turned upside down on a milk crate.

By Christina Zeiders

How can one become more organized at home?

Mara Pritchard, Founder of The Beautiful Sort professional organizing company and Abby Shank, CEO of Tiny Estates and Live Tiny LLC, on Tuesday’s Smart Talk discussed the importance and benefits of home organization and minimalism.

By Aniya Faulcon

Thousands of Pennsylvanians have applied for mortgage aid, but few have received help so far

A mortgage assistance fund to help Pennsylvanians hit by COVID-related hardships is off to a slow start.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

There’s $350 million to help struggling Pennsylvania homeowners — but they can’t apply for it yet

Officials at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency have submitted their plan for a program to give out the money to struggling homeowners. They’re awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA