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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

Pennsylvania mortgage program, closed for more than a year to resolve backlog, will reopen in March, officials say

A Spotlight PA analysis reveals the program has funds to help more than 3,000 homeowners.
By 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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5 takeaways from our ‘Lost in Transition’ investigation about Pa.’s struggling mortgage assistance program

Thousands of homeowners are stuck in the middle as the state struggles to overhaul the troubled program.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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

With COVID-era foreclosure protections expired, filings are climbing in Pennsylvania — though aid is available

Pennsylvania received $350 million in federal assistance to aid homeowners; the money must be spent by September 2025.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA