High Housing Costs: A Growing Threat to Household Incomes

High housing costs are straining household incomes across America, with a record number of renters burdened by rising rents and stagnant wages. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, housing affordability has worsened, leaving lower-income renters with dwindling residual incomes after rent payments, jeopardizing their ability to meet basic living expenses.

 

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Smith-Wade-El Leads Rally for Fair Housing Reforms in Pennsylvania

State Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El of Lancaster hosted a rally advocating for fair housing in Pennsylvania, joined by legislators, legal experts, and community advocates statewide. The rally highlighted the housing challenges faced by Pennsylvanians, including evictions and homelessness due to a lack of affordable housing. Smith-Wade-El emphasized the need for legislative and budgetary measures to address housing inequities, such as his proposal to seal eviction records and increase support for housing repair programs for seniors. The event focused on key initiatives in the PA House budget proposal, including funding increases for homelessness assistance and housing repairs, aiming to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to safe and secure housing.

 

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Hapco Presents "Bridge the Gap" Elected Official Panel Event

Save the date for an engaging and informative evening at Hapco's "Bridge the Gap" Elected Officials Panel event, taking place on September 19, 2024. We're thrilled to invite you to participate in a pivotal conversation alongside elected officials and Hapco representatives.

 

Event Details:
Date: September 19, 2024
Location: Stay tuned for venue details!

 

Join us as we unite housing stakeholders and elected leaders to foster meaningful discussions and actionable strategies. Help shape the future of Philadelphia's housing landscape.

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PROA June Bill Track Report: Key Legislative Updates

Discover the Latest Updates in the Proa June Bill Track Report!

 

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Philly City Council Halts Push for Tax Cuts, Marking Victory for Mayor Parker

Philadelphia City Council has dropped plans for wage and business tax cuts, aligning with Mayor Cherelle L. Parker and a new Tax Reform Commission's recommendations. This marks a shift from past tax policies.

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PROA Report: Maintenance Code Report

A new report on municipal property maintenance code enforcement, commissioned by Senator Dave Argall for the Statewide Blight Task Force, reveals widespread challenges with negligent property owners, inconsistent code expectations, and insufficient municipal capacity to combat blight, despite most municipalities reporting low to moderate blight levels.

 

PROA MAINTENANCE CODE REPORT