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Pottstown faces federal lawsuit over plans to vacate homeless encampment along Schuylkill River Trail

Pottstown has erected signs along College Drive, declaring the parcel a flood hazard and “private property of the borough.” The sign demands people vacate after Dec. 1.
By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

More LGBTQ-friendly transitional housing is “desperately needed” in Reading, advocates say

Last week, U.S. House Republicans blocked a HUD grant for the LGBT Center of Greater Reading that would have allowed them to open up a new space.
By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Harrisburg still trying to clear out tent city under Mulberry Street bridge

The city is working with nonprofit partners to help the remaining residents find shelter
By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

To help people experiencing homelessness Central Pennsylvanian artists unite for Joy to the Burg

Central Pennsylvania artists are back with an all-new collection of Christmas music for the 4th annual Joy to the Burg. This album project aims to help a portion of the over 14,000 people experiencing homelessness within the state.

By Aniya Faulcon

Nearly 3,000 Allegheny County students are known to lack homes. A nonprofit says there are far more.

A small percentage of students are living on the streets, while nearly 30% are in shelters.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Single women with children struggle with poverty, here’s what can help change their circumstances

Christina Duncan, Executive Director at Milagro House and Stacie Blake, CEO of the YWCA Lancaster joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the factors that are keeping women in these circumstances, resolutions to get them out of those circumstances, and an upcoming Milagro House event that addresses these issues.

By Aniya Faulcon

Work on Reading women’s shelter begins

The project costs more than originally projected due to increased construction prices but local government is pitching in.

By Anthony Orozco