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07/10/2018

THE PHOENIX RISES AGAIN

The Phoenix Court Apartments, an affordable housing community developed through the Housing Authority of Northumberland County was honored with the PAHRA Bellamy Award in September 2017. 

This worthy project was recently selected by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council (MARC) NAHRO to be considered at the national level for a NAHRO Award of Merit.  

The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development has also recognized the development and has posted it as a case study on their website.  Click here to view.  

07/06/2018

MARC ANNOUNCES SELECTIONS FOR 2018 AWARDS OF MERIT

CONGRATULATIONS PAHRA MEMBERS! 

Click here to read entire article.

Click here for complete list of MARC Region 2018 NAHRO Awards of Merit 

06/28/2018

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASES PROPOSAL FOR REORGANIZING & CONSOLIDATING FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS.

The Trump Administration has released a proposal for reorganizing and consolidating federal departments including those that oversee and administer federal housing and community development programs. For example, HUD CDBG grants would be moved to the Department of Commerce; and USDA Rural Housing Service guaranteed loan and rental assistance programs would be shifted to HUD. 

Click here to read the article as reported by National Low-Income Housing Coalition

Click here to view the full Reform Plan & Reorganization Recommendations.

06/04/2018

PAHRA Monitor Spring 2018 Edition Now Available Online

Click here to view or download your copy now. 

05/23/2018

HUD Awards $161.8 Million in Capital Funds for PA Housing Authorities

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has allocated $161.8 million in Capital funds for Pennsylvania Housing Authorities to improve, modernize and preserve their public housing communities. Click here to read the full announcement, including a list of CFP grants received by local housing authorities in Pennsylvania.  

05/07/2018

PAHRA Invited to Join MARC NAHRO Day of Service

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council (MARC) will participate in the 2nd Annual Day of Service in association with the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (MAHRA).  The Day of Service was established so that staff from public housing authorities across the State of Maryland could give back to the communities that they serve.  Participating agencies close their doors for the day or allow staff to participate in group projects.  PAHRA member agencies are invited to join in this effort. 

Click here to watch a video about the Day of Service.  Please submit your projects and/or photos to kelly@pahra.org for submision to MARC.  

04/17/2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Fiscal Assistant – HACW

The Housing Authority of the County of Warren, located in Northwestern PA, is looking for a Fiscal Assistant.  This position is responsible for the operational and management activities of the Accounting Department.  The successful candidate is expected to provide accounting and bookkeeping activities; clear and meaningful performance reports; a high level of customer service; and create and maintain a positive working environment. 

The Authority owns and/or manages 229 public housing units, 65 Housing Choice Vouchers, and 50-202/8 units.  The salary range is between $33,00 and $40,000 depending upon education and experience.  The Authority has excellent benefits.  Complete job description can be requested from tonya.hacw@westpa.net

Deadline:  May 4, 2017.  Submit a resume and cover letter to:  Tonya Mitchell-Weston at the email address above.  The Housing Authority of the County of Warren is an EEO/EHO/AA.  

Reference:  JOB 00710   Location:  Warren County, PA, United States 

04/09/2018

Congratulations HUD-VASH Funding Recipients

HUD has awarded $2.3 million through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program to public housing authorities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Nearly $500,000 of those funds will help 85 homeless veterans through the efforts of 13 PHAs in Pennsylvania.  

The HUD-VASH Program combines rental assistance with case management and clinical services through a partnering VA medical facility.  Congratulations to the following HUD-VASH recipients: 

  • Adams County Housing Authority partnering with Lebanon VA – 5 vouchers ($21,741)
  • Allegheny County Housing Authority partnering with Pittsburgh Health Care System – 3 vouchers ($15,948)
  • Allentown Housing Authority partnering with Wilkes Barre VA – 6 vouchers ($32,900)
  • Bucks County Housing Authority partnering with Philadelphia VA – 5 vouchers ($40,340)
  • Clarion County Housing Authority partnering with Butler VA – 5 vouchers ($18,379)
  • Franklin Housing Authority partnering with Martinsburg VA – 5 vouchers ($17,418)
  • Harrisburg Housing Authority partnering with Lebanon VA – 6 vouchers ($33,961)
  • Housing Authority of Indiana County partnering with Altoona VA – 4 vouchers ($15,216)
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority partnering with Philadelphia VA – 25 vouchers ($193,200)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh partnering with Pittsburgh Health Care System – 3 vouchers ($16,467)
  • Washington County Housing Authority partnering with Pittsburgh Health Care System – 6 vouchers ($26,914) 
  • Wilkes Barre Housing Authority partnering with Wilkes Bare VA – 6 vouchers ($35,791) 
  • York Housing Authority partnering with Labanon VA – 6 vouchers ($28,898) 

To read the full HUD Press Release, please click here

03/22/2018

National Low Income Housing Coalition Update – Final FY 2018 Spending Bill Released

Increased funding for Affordable Housing and Community Development programs – Click here for full report

03/19/2018

412 Food Rescue Expands into 724 Area Code Through Partnership with Westmoreland County Housing Authority

Service area now includes Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.  412 Food Rescue was recognized as a PAHRA Best Practices Award winner in September, 2017.  For the full story as published March 17, 2018 in the Tribune Review, please click here

02/07/2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – FHLBank-Pittsburgh

Federal Home Loan Bank-Pittsburgh has the following positions available.  Click on the links below to view job descriptions, required experience and education: 

Affordable Housing Analyst

Economic Development Analyst

Community Development Specialist 

Interested candidates may apply online at www.fhlb-pgh.com.  Go to the "Resources" tab and click on the yellow "Apply Now" button.  

EOE.  

01/24/2018

PAHRA Monitor Winter 2017-18 Edition Now Available Online

Click here to view or download your copy now.

01/05/2018

PAHRA Hurricane Disaster Relief Task Force Provides More Important Information for Puerto Rican Evacuees

Click the links below to access these resources: 

FEMA has provided a PowerPoint presentation from January 3, 2018 which offers advice on "How to Help Survivors From Puerto Rico with FEMA Assistance Programs and the Appeal Process".  

The PA Department of State, PA Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, and Gateway Health are sponsoring a "Traveling Resource and Information Fair for Puerto Rican Evacuees" at various locations throughout the state from January 22 through January 31, 2018.  

01/02/2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – DEPUTY DIRECTOR – MERCER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Mercer County Housing Authority, Sharon, PA, has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director.  Responsibilities include implementation of policies, supervision of assigned staff, assistance in the administration of the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority, service as a key advisor to the Executive Director.  Salary range from $70,000 – $90,000. 

For test information, the Minimum Experience and Training (METs) requirements, and how to apply, read Test Announcement #2000-094 on the Civil Service main webpage at www.scsc.pa.gov.  You may also contact Amber Wiand at 724-342-6303 or by email at a.wiand@mchousing.net for additional information.  Applications will be accepted until January 17, 2018.  EOE/WHO/AA 

Click here to view job description

Click here to view vacancy notice.  

12/08/2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – PROPERTY MANAGER – YORK HOUSING AUTHORITY

Applications due December 15, 2017.  Click to view vacancy notice and job description.  

 

 

12/05/2017

PHA’s Home Repair Partnership with Habitat for Humanity Highly Successful

PHA – Habitat for Humanity

11/29/2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – DEVELOPMENT ANALYST

Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc. is seeking a Development Analyst.  

Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc. is a central Pennsylvania-based consulting firm seeking professionals to assist with community revitalization through development coordination and project due diligence including site selection, analyzing market deman, financial modeling and packaging applications for affordable housing financing.  Analytical and interpersonal skills, as well as proficiency in Excel, are a must. 

Successful candidates must also possess a college degree in business, finance/accounting, urban planning, and/or real estate. 

Please email resume and salary requirements to racheln@mandl.net.  No phone calls please. 

Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc., 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 901, Camp Hill, PA  17011 

10/17/2017

TEMPORARY CHANGE TO AHP INCOME LIMITS FOR HOUSEHOLDS DISPLACED BY HURRICANES

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will allow vacant units financed through the Affordable Housing Program to be leased temporarily to those displaced by hurricanes, regardless of income.  

Temporary Change to the Affordable Housing Program

10/16/2017

PHFA Announces Waiver for Emergency Housing Relief at LIHTC Properties in PA

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is permitting owners of LIHTC properties to provide temporary emergency housing to displaced victims of Hurricane Maria.

http://pahra.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/WAIVER-FOR-EMERGENCY-HOUSING-RELIEF-LIHTC-PROPERTIES.pdf

10/13/2017

SPOTLIGHT ON PAHRA DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS

PAHRA has taken a multi-pronged approach to aid displaced hurricane victims. 

Click to read more about our efforts and what you can do to assist.