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07/17/2019

Kudos to 2019 LIHTC, PennHomes, and PHARE Funding Recipients

Last week Governor Wolf announced awards of $41.6 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and $7.7 million in PennHomes funding for construction of 39 affordable multi-family housing developments in Pennsylvania.  These monies will create or preserve 1,708 units of affordable housing.  Congratulations to the following PAHRA members on your successful proposals:

  • Luzerne County Housing Authority – Dupont Housing for the Elderly
  • Housing Development Corporation of Northumberland County – Mountainside Estates

Click here to view the full LIHTC PennHomes Press Release

For a complete listing of funded projects, click here

 

Governor Wolf also announced recipients of $51.4 million in PHARE funding allocated to 212 housing initiatives in 61 counties across the Commonwealth.  Twenty-seven of the successful PHARE recipients are PAHRA members, many receiving funding for multiple projects.  Due to the lengthy list, please follow the appropriate link provided below to view the PHARE projects.

 

Click here to view the full PHARE Press Release

For a complete listing of funded projects, click here

To review PHARE project summaries, click here

07/16/2019

AWARD WINNING AGENCIES

Congratulations are in order for the following PAHRA member agencies whose programs and projects earned them regional recognition through the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (MARC NAHRO).

All eight of these excellent projects or programs have advanced to competition at the national level, culminating in recognition as NAHRO 2019 Agency Awards of Merit recipients at the NAHRO Summer Conference held in Boston.

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Dorchester Apartments
  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – “STORIES ALIVE!”
  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Children Learning Digital Coding
  • Housing Authority of the City of Erie – Future Stars Youth Theatre Program
  • Fayette County Housing Authority – White Swan Apartments
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority – Norris Apartments Phase II
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Project-Based Voucher / Gap Financing
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – ABK Early Learning & Development Center

The NAHRO Agency Awards consists of a two-tiered system comprised of Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence.  The first tier Awards of Merit are submitted to NAHRO and sent to Regional Juries for review.  The Regional Juries then send their nominations to NAHRO for second tier Awards of Excellence. These entries are reviewed by National Juries, who may select up to 24 Awards of Excellence each year.

PAHRA wishes all the best to the Awards of Merit honorees for further advancement in the national competition.  Kudos for your innovative efforts in providing stellar services that enrich resident lives; revitalize communities; improve operations; and create affordable housing opportunities.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – LANCASTER CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY

The Lancaster City Housing Authority is accepting applications for the position of Operations & Facilities Manager.

Click here for comprehensive position description, education and experience requirements, and application instructions.

Lancaster City Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

06/26/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County is accepting applications for the positions of:

  • Executive Director
  • Program Administrator

Please view the following links for position descriptions and application instructions:

Executive Director Position Description

Program Administrator Position Description

Position Vacancy Notices and Salary Info

The Redevelopment Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

06/20/2019

FHLBank-Pittsburgh Announces AHP Online System Now Open for 2019 Application Input

The 2019 funding round for the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) is now open with approximately $31 million in available funding.  All 2019 forms, guides and application attachments are currently available on the Bank’s website.  Forms may be downloaded and completed and then uploaded to the AHP Online System.  Other resources available to assist applicants include:

  • new guides for applying in the updated system
  • webinars
  • partner matching
  • technical assistance

Please click here for additional details and links to these available resources.

2019 AHP applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 8.  The awarded projects will be announced on Thursday, December 19.  If you have questions about the AHP program or webinars, please contact Megan Krider at 800-288-3400, ext. 4577, or megan.krider@fhlb-pgh.com.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNTY – REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF WESTMORELAND

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW) and its affiliate Westmoreland County Land Bank will be accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director until July 8 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field of study.  Three to five years’ experience in a progressive management position including working with a Board of Directors, grant writing, fiscal accountability and reporting, project development, and staff supervision.

Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree, Masters degree preferred.  Successful candidates must be a Westmoreland County resident or agree to relocate to the county.

Click here for details and directions on how to apply.

RACW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PHARE Expansion Bill – SB 31 – Passes Committee

PAHRA joins our government relations consultant, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, to extend our appreciation to all for your great advocacy work.  Thanks to you, Senate Bill 31 is moving forward in the Senate.  Please click here to view the Housing Alliance Press Release regarding Senate Bill 31.

Congratulations PAHRA Members!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (MARC NAHRO) recently announced their region’s selections for the 2019 NAHRO Awards of Merit.

Congratulations are in order for the following PAHRA members whose programs and projects earned them regional recognition through MARC and advancement to the national NAHRO competition:

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Dorchester Apartments
  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – “STORIES ALIVE!”
  • Allegheny County Housing Authority – Children Learning Digital Coding
  • Housing Authority of the City of Erie – Future Stars Youth Theatre Program
  • Fayette County Housing  Authority – White Swan Apartments
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – Project-Based Voucher / Gap Financing
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh – ABK Early Learning & Development Center
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority – Norris Apartments Phase II

Watch your email for an invitation to share your success and submit your nominations for the PAHRA Best Practices Showcase & Bellamy Awards, which will be presented at the PAHRA Annual Conference on Tuesday, September 17th.  Entry forms and additional details will be available soon.

05/22/2019

PHFA ACCEPTING BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS

Tax Credit Bid Deadline is June 14.  Click here to read the full press release.

PHFA ACCEPTING BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS

Tax Credit Bid Deadline is June 14.

Click here to read the full press release.

05/13/2019

HUD OFFICIALS TAKE “A CLOSER LOOK AT PUBLIC HOUSING”

Hunter Kurtz, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) made a special trip to Lancaster, PA recently to learn more about the operations of the Lancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA), where he was welcomed by LCHA Executive Director Barbara Wilson.

While there, he walked through the process applicants follow to apply for HUD-assisted housing and sat in on a meeting with an applicant recently selected from the waiting list.  He met with local partners, including Matthew Sternberg, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authority, and toured public housing with Ms. Wilson, HUD Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice, HUD Philadelphia PIH Director Monica Hawkins, and LCHA Board Chair and City Council President James Reichenbach.

A key highlight of his trip was the time he spent seeing the former public housing complex where his grandparents and mother once lived.

Click here to view photos of the event.

NEW PHFA HOUSING POLICY FELLOWSHIP CREATED

Twelve month Fellowship will fund research and leadership development in housing field.

Click here to view the full press release, including application deadline and contact information.

FOR SECOND YEAR, FUNDING IS AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS IN PA

Request for Proposals Issued for $4.5 Million from FHLBank Pittsburgh and PHFA

Click here to view the full press release on the Home4Good effort, including webinar information, application deadline, and contacts.

05/03/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – MANAGEMENT AIDE (TENANT SELECTOR)

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong is seeking a Management Aide (Tenant Selector) to fill a full-time, permanent position.

Click here to view the job description, qualifications, and application instructions.

Please submit completed application materials by May 15, 2019, to Marty Sutton, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong, 350 South Jefferson Street, Kittanning, PA  16201.

The Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

03/30/2019

PAHRA Spring Conference & Expo Registration Open!

See what’s happening when we “meet on the mountain” at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, June 2-5, 2019. Click here to view flyer with conference registration form.

03/28/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities are seeking an energetic, highly-organized professional to manage the compliance process for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Continuum of Care, and other state and federally funded programs.  The Compliance Specialist will manage the sub-recipient monitoring, prepare annual grant performance reviews, assist in development of the annual action plan and lead labor compliance and Fair Housing activities.

A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in city or regional planning, public administration, or a related field is preferred.  A Master’s degree in a related field preferred, but not required.  At least one year of experience in a community development or special needs services is also desirable.  Some direct experience with federal programs (CDBG, HOME, ESG, etc.) is preferred.

Deadline for resumes is April 8, 2019.  No phone calls or e-mails, please.

Provide minimum salary expectations in a cover letter and resume to:  Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (CCHRA), Attention Human Resource, 114 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA  17013.

CCHRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

03/19/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is accepting applications for the following positions:  Please click on the job title link to view the full job description, qualifications, etc. for each position.

Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program

HQS Inspection Manager

Interested parties should apply online at www.hacp.org/careers.

HACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

03/13/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Berks County Redevelopment Authority is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director.  The Authority’s activities include:  1) Administration of federal, state, and local grants; 2) serving as a conduit for tax-exempt financing; 3) management of housing and commercial units.

The Deputy Director will initially be responsible for assisting the Executive Director in leading the activities of the Authority with the potential of succeeding to the position of Executive Director in several years based on an evaluation of abilities and performance.  Undergraduate degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in land development, project management, or administration of federal or state grant requirements.

Residency in Berks County within 6 months from the date of hire is a requirement.  Email kheckman@berksredvelopment.org for full position description.  Resumes will be accepted until June 21, 2019.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

03/12/2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF ARMSTRONG

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 March 29, 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

03/11/2019

2019 H&CD Priorities

NAHRO (National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Organizations) has provided a Priority Document to assist H&CD professionals in discussing current issues with their legislators.

Click here to view the 2019 Priority Document, which includes an outline both by topic and by program area.

This document provides excellent talking points to address with your local legislators as we strive to educate and advocate to enable our elected officials to better understand and make informed decisions on H&CD issues.