Legislator panel: How the legislature is working to defeat blight

This bi-partisan legislator panel, moderated by Senator Argall, will review active bills to fight blight. We will discuss the substance of the bills and their prospects in the legislature. Come find out what we can to do fight blight this legislative session.

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Taking Land Banks to the Next Level: How to organize statewide to provide more resources for land banks

Come to learn from Gina Paradis how the New York Land bank association works with land banks to advocate for resources. Recently, as a result of land bank advocacy, the New York state attorney general awarded $9 million to deal with “zombie” properties.  

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E10: Breathing New Life into Older Neighborhoods

Many of our towns and 3rd class cities are facing insurmountable challenges in municipal finances, poverty, and blight as populations decline, tax bases shrink, and pensions rise. 10,000 Friends of PA and DON Enterprise are successfully collaborating with local governments and others to revitalize neighborhoods and generate positive economic impact in the City of New […]

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E2: It Takes a Village: How to Engage Community Stakeholders in Addressing Tangled Titles

Thousands of Pennsylvanians live in homes with “tangled titles” – like a family home they inherited or a home they entered into a rent-to-own agreement to buy. They continually run into barriers when trying to access programs and benefits available only to homeowners. This workshop will explore how “tangled title” efforts in Philadelphia and more […]

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D10: Bethlehem Blight Study: Using Data to Drive Community Improvement

The City of Bethlehem recently completed a year-long blight analysis for the city. Using various data sets, the city is now able to target efforts towards neighborhoods where interventions make the most sense. Physical improvements to buildings are key, but the city is also implementing various ordinances and utilizing other legal tools to enhance their […]

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D1: Declaring War on Nuisance and Blight in Downtown

How to utilize collaborative efforts to bring life to downtown areas. The Declaration House Project took the most blighted property in the Borough of Denver and, with the partnership of three nonprofits, built a $3.6M building complex, housing 10 families, a healthcare facility, social services hub and retail space all within a 3 years period.

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C6: Using Code Enforcement to Reduce Blight

Learn how to use code enforcement to systematically eradicate blight.

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B10: Building Capacity, Confidence and Your Career

Women in PA play a variety of roles in bringing affordable housing to communities throughout Pennsylvania. Join leaders in the field as they discuss their role in ensuring a home within reach and a place at the table for women to lead and be part of this important effort.

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A10: Housing Alliance Legislative Agenda: 2020 Update

Get all details on the Housing Alliance Legislative Agenda for the upcoming year.

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B2: Getting Tough on Blight: Addressing Bad Actors Who Take Advantage of Tax Sales

Learn how counties are using pre-registration to address anonymous LLC’s that take advantage of tax sales and do not maintain properties. We will also discuss how the legislature plans to address this issue statewide.

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