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02/24/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – HOUSING COMPLIANCE CONSULTANT – M&L COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT, LLC

02/19/2020

Keystone CORE Services Webinar – March 2

Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s subsidiary organization, Keystone CORE (Community Oriented Real Estate) Services, provides technical assistance to communities who have a real estate project in their commercial or neighborhood district that the market has not addressed.  Some of the services to be considered are: a site feasibility study, assistance creating a developer’s RFP, blighted property inventory, etc. 

Please refer to the pre-application for the full list of technical assistance services.  KCS is accepting pre-applications from communities and/or property owners interested in technical assistance provided by Keystone CORE Services.  Pre-applications must be completed by March 27th.

PDC, on behalf of Keystone CORE Services, will provide a webinar to review and explain the KCS Pre-Application and answer any questions that applicants may have.  The webinar will be held on March 2nd at 10:00 AM.  Click here to register.  For questions prior to the webinar, feel free to reach out to billfontana@padowntown.org or juliefitzpatrick@padowntown.org.

02/06/2020

SENATE BILL 30, ESTABLISHING A STATE HOUSING TAX CREDIT, PASSES SENATE UNANIMOUSLY

Senate Bill 30, introduced by state Senator Tom Killion (R-9) of Middletown, establishing a housing tax credit to incentivize private investment and create new and preserve existing affordable rental housing passed the Senate unanimously.

Click here to read the entire article.

Primos Daily Times eEditiion, Thursday, February 6, 2020, MediaNews Group

01/27/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – SECTION 8 MANAGER

The Franklin County Housing Authority is looking for an exceptional, service-minded Section 8 Manager to join their leadership team.  Please click the following links to view the:   Section 8 Manager Posting and Section 8 Manager Job Description.

Applications are being accepted through February 10, 2020.  Click here to apply.

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01/16/2020

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS – CONSULTING SERVICES

The Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna (HACL) is requesting firms or individuals interested in providing Consulting Services to the Authority to submit qualifications for consideration.

The respondent will be expected to advise and assist HACL on the planned conversion of all or a portion of its public housing portfolio to Section 8 project-based assistance under the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, as well as on potential construction and rehabilitation projects to revitalize HACL’s properties using a combination of public and private financing sources.

Please contact Brandy Wheaton at bwheaton@hacl.org or 570-342-7629 ext. 328 for more information or a copy of the RFQ.

01/09/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – LEHIGH COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

The Lehigh County Housing Authority is accepting applications for a Housing Development Officer through February 10, 2020.

Please click here to view this vacancy posting, including qualifications, application instructions and detailed job description.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – McKEESPORT HOUSING AUTHORITY

The McKeesport Housing Authority is seeking to hire a Property Manager AMP 1. Applications will be accepted through January 17, 2020.

Please click here to view the Vacancy Notice, including salary range, qualifications, application instructions, and job description.

Completed application materials should be mailed to McKeesport Housing Authority, Attention: Steve Bucklew, Executive Director, 2901 Brownlee Avenue, 2nd Floor, McKeesport, PA  15132 or call 412-673-3604 with questions.

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12/30/2019

PAHRA Monitor – Winter Edition – Now Available Online

Click here to see our latest issue!

12/05/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – LEHIGH COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

The Lehigh County Housing Authority is accepting applications for a Deputy Executive Director-Housing Development Officer through December 31, 2019.

Please click the following links to view the position description listing detailed job duties, and the vacancy notice including qualifications and application instructions.

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11/25/2019

2020 Operating Funds Released into eLOCCS – President Signs Funding Measure Averting Government Shutdown Through December 20

Due to concerns stemming from the previous expiring Continuing Resolution (CR), the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has obligated Operating Funds to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) for January and part of February into the Electronic Line of Credit Control System (eLOCCS).  Partial funding for February is included with the January funding and will appear as one month in eLOCCS.  HUD was not able to fund the entire month of February as the previous CR only provided funding to PHAs through mid-February.  HUD wanted to ensure PHAs could access all appropriated funding for the Operating Fund, which operates on a calendar year basis.  HUD used 2019 Operating Fund eligibility to determine January and partial February obligations.

Meanwhile, on Friday, November 22, President Trump signed into law a month-long funding measure that averts a government shutdown and extends current funding through December 20.  This provides appropriators with more time to reach an agreement on a final spending bill.

10/09/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – MULLIN & LONERGAN ASSOCIATES – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Mullin & Lonergan Associates has an immediate job opening for a Community Development Specialist.  This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary and benefit package.

Click here to view full position description, qualifications, and application instructions.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION/REPORTING SPECIALIST

The Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (CCHRA) are seeking a highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated individual to maintain the information and reporting processes for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, and other state and federally funded programs.  The Information/Reporting Specialist will set-up, fund and change activities in HUD’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) and track accomplishment data and create reports.

Experience in IDIS is preferred.  Candidate must be computer literate and have a strong knowledge of Excel and Word.  Some direct experience with federal programs (CDBG, HOME, etc.) is preferred.  Good personal and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to deal with the general public is required.

Deadline for resumes is October 18, 2019.

Provide minimum salary expectations in a cover letter and resume to:

Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Agencies, Attention: Human Resource, 114 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA  17013

Posted at:  https://cchra.com/careers

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

10/02/2019

PAHRA WELCOMES MS. ALICIA ZAZZERA TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PAHRA President Joe Kohut is pleased to announce the election of Alicia Zazzera, Executive Director of the Carbondale Housing Authority, to the PAHRA Board of Directors.  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Zazzera as she assumes her duties in this leadership role.  Click here to view entire article.

09/26/2019

MULTI-COUNTY PLAN TO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS TOUTED A SUCCESS

Governor Tom Wolf said the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and Departments of Housing & Urban Development and Veterans Affairs confirmed that the Western Pennsylvania Continuum of Care (Western PA CoC) has effectively ended homelessness for veterans in Crawford County and 19 other counties in Western Pennsylvania. 

Read the full article here from U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness as reported in the Meadville Tribune.

09/25/2019

PAHRA PRESENTS ANNUAL BELLAMY & BEST PRACTICES AWARDS

Congratulations to our winners!  Click here to view the 2019 Award Winning Agencies and learn more about their outstanding projects or programs.

09/23/2019

2019 Issues of PAHRA Monitor Now Available Online

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Summer 2019 Edition

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Winter 2018-19 Edition

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

The Allegheny County Housing Authority is seeking candidates for the position of Residential Property Manager.  This addition to the Housing Management Team will be responsible for the overall management of the assigned Asset Management Project(s) including supervision of relevant personnel.  It is an opportunity to be part of an agency that encourages innovative ideas from staff and recognizes the value of employees who excel in both managing affordable housing and providing excellent customer service.  Candidates must have demonstrated experience with residential property management, and low-income tax credit and/or other affordable housing.  Salary is negotiable and will be based on qualifications and applicable experience.

Excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. 

Click here to view the full position description, including qualifications and application instructions. 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY – AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – MAINTENANCE MECHANIC

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Mechanic.

Interested parties should complete the Application for Employment provided below and submit as instructed by October 15, 2019.  Wage $20.84 per hour.  Please click the links below to view the full vacancy posting, job description, and application.  The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vacancy Posting

Job Description

Application for Employment

REAC Deputy Assistant Secretary DJ LaVoy Transfers to USDA

A Message from R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Dear Colleagues:

It is with great excitement and sadness that I announce that Deputy Assistant Secretary DJ LaVoy has been asked by Secretary Perdue to serve as the Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture.  He started at USDA this week.  PIH has been fortunate enough to have had DJ’s talent and commitment for over 20 years, leading innovative reforms that have and will improve service for our partners, PHAs, and residents for decades to come. 

I am also pleased to welcome David Vargas as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC).  He will be joining us from the General Services Administration (GSA).  He has also served at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in multiple positions where he led the Federal government’s initiative to develop a strategic approach for using information technology to support human capital management.  David is no stranger to HUD.  Before his tenure at GSA and OPM, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of REAC.  His 22-year career at HUD has included leadership positions with responsibility for policy development, strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, operations of the Housing Choice Voucher program, and HUD’s disaster response to hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Gustav. 

Please join me in welcoming David back home to HUD! 

With appreciation, 

R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary of Public & Indian Housing, U.S. Dept. of HUD

FY 2020 Funding Update

Senate Sends T-HUD Spending Bill to Floor; House Approves Continuing Resolution. Click here to view the full NAHRO Direct News article