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Pennsylvania Unveils Five-Year Affordable Housing Strategy

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Three collaborating state agencies have announced the launch of a five-year housing strategy to connect Pennsylvanians with affordable, integrated, and supportive housing. TAC was in attendance as Secretary of Human Services Ted Dallas was joined by Brian Hudson, executive director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin, and the Department of Human Services’ executive housing director, Ben Laudermilch, at the unveiling event at Shepherd’s Crossing in Mechanicsburg on Monday.

Introducing the plan, Secretary Dallas said “…All of us here today are committed to promoting independence and giving all people, regardless of their age or disability, a voice in choosing where they live. If we are successful, the services we provide will match what our clients want and, because community-based care costs about half of institutional care, we can also save millions of taxpayer dollars.”

The strategy outlines the problems with the current state of housing opportunities for individuals with targeted goals and solutions spanning through 2020.

Congratulations to our friends in Pennsylvania!

LEARN MORE about Pennsylvania’s affordable housing strategy and find links to the plan and an explanatory video.