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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E9: Top 10 Strategies for Making Homes Healthier through Integrated Pest Management

Healthy Home Program Managers, Affordable Housing Managers and landlords can improve pest control and occupant health in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works and lives in housing to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM). By changing their approach to pest management, participants can kill the pests, protect the people and preserve the budget. Resources for […]

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E8: TBD

Coming soon

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E7: Making Special Places: Long-Term Planning and Aligning Resources for Community Revitalization

Learn how to develop a long-term plan and create partnerships to undertake a neighborhood-driven and sustainable community development plan. Join NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA, and the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation as they share their approach and strategy for place-based revitalization work in two of Scranton’s key neighborhoods.

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E6: 811 Rental Assistance: Latest Updates and Promising Practices

The lack of safe, decent, affordable housing often prevents low-income Pennsylvanians with disabilities from living in the community. Instead, these individuals live in skilled nursing facilities, congregate care settings, or are at risk of entering such a setting due to housing instability or homelessness. The DHS, PHFA, and their partners at SDHP and in the […]

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E5: Expanding Long-Term Housing Affordability through Limited-Equity Cooperative

In an era of rapidly rising housing costs, preserving existing affordable rental housing stock is increasingly challenging. Land trusts are being used to provide permanent affordability for new housing constructed on deed restricted land, but don’t address existing buildings. The focus of this workshop will be on conversion of two types of existing affordable rental […]

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E4: Moving On: Partnering with Housing Authorities to Get System Flow

It is an emerging a HUD priority that those households that are stable be exited out of the homelessness service system as soon as possible. Housing Authorities are the necessary partner in ensuring those households in permanent supportive housing (PSH) that are stable but simply are not earning enough are connected to long-term subsidy and […]

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E3: Closing the Feedback Loop: Using Real-time Evaluation to Improve a Rapid Rehousing Program

A key part of becoming an effective housing-focused Rapid Rehousing provider is collecting the right data and using it to examine outcomes. Presenters will discuss how they utilized data from two pilot RRH projects to improve programs and adjust procedures to “meet clients where they are at” and help them retain permanent housing.

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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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E1: Pennsylvania’s Reentering Citizens: Plans and Practices

Pennsylvania’s reentrants face many barriers to self-sufficiency including access to safe, decent and affordable housing. Without housing, many experience homelessness and face higher rates of recidivism and return to correctional institutions. This session will showcase reentry housing efforts at the local, state and federal levels including plans, promising practices and successful initiatives.

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