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Public database significantly undercounts former drug labs in Pa. Here’s why home buyers, renters should care.

A hot housing market has buyers and renters making quick decisions to compete for properties, but in Pennsylvania ensuring those homes are clean from former drug activity is difficult.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

Black homebuyers in Pennsylvania still face many hurdles, report finds

A statewide report released found Black homebuyers still face substantial barriers to homeownership in Pennsylvania.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Why $1 billion in rent relief isn’t keeping some Pa. tenants safe from eviction

While a long-feared wave of evictions hasn’t come to pass, a lack of coordination between programs and courts leaves some renters in a pinch.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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Pennsylvania must dramatically expand access to housing, advocates say

Lawmakers said Pennsylvania could use some of its $7 billion in federal pandemic relief, but state officials disagree over how to spend that money.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Federal pledge to investigate housing discrimination met by cautious optimism among Pittsburgh LGBTQ groups

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s pledge to investigate such cases means renters through federal housing programs now have a course of legal action.

By Katie Blackley/WESA