Media Advisory – Stefano, Pittman and Senate Committees to Hear Update on Veteran Homelessness in PA

 PITTSBURGH – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32), chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41), chair of the Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee, are hosting a joint hearing to hear about the progress made to combat veteran homelessness, as well as what improvements can still be made, on Tuesday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Place, 945 Washington Blvd., Pittsburgh.

Participants will include:

  • Brig. Gen. Maureen Weigl, Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
  • Rob Hamilton, Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard.
  • Allen J. Lockard, Director of Veterans Affairs for Indiana County.
  • Timothy Martin, Chief Veterans Affairs Officer for Allegheny County.
  • Sally A. Mounts of City Mission of Washington County.
  • William M. Reed of Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania.
  • Janine Wytovich of Veterans Leadership Program.

Watch live at SenatorStefano.com, veterans.pasenategop.com, SenatorPittman.com or urbanaffairs.pasenategop.com.

CONTACT:    Nathan Silcox, 717-787-7175 (Stefano’s office)

                        Sarah Stauffer, 717-787-8724 (Pittman’s office)

Public hearing on housing issues

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Thursday, April 7, 2022  |  10:00 a.m.

Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia
599 Market St

1 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA

Agenda

Public hearing on housing issues

Schedule

10:00 am: Opening Remarks

  • Senator Joe Pittman, Chair – Urban Affairs and Housing Committee
  • Senator Nikil Saval, Minority Chair

10:15 am: Panel #1: Blight Prevention and Deferred Maintenance

  • Professor Vincent Reina – Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania – Testimony
  • Steve Luxton – Executive Director and CEO of the Energy Coordinating Agency – Testimony
  • David Thomas – President and CEO of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) – Testimony

11:00 am: Panel #2: Blight Response and Land Banks

  • Jenny Greenberg – Executive Director of Neighborhood Gardens Trust – Testimony
  • Angel Rodriguez – Executive Director of the Philadelphia Land Bank – Testimony
  • Andy Toy – Policy Director at the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) – Testimony

11:45 am: Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Senate UA&H Committee Approves Four Bills

The Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee approved four bills on Wednesday (June 16), according to Committee Chairman Senator Joe Pittman.

House Bill 264, introduced by Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122), amends the Real Estate Tax Sale Law adding provisions relating to bidder registration before sale and further providing for date of sale, for repurchase by owner, for restrictions on purchases and for sale of property in repository.

Senate Bill 574, introduced by Senator James Brewster (D-45), amends the Real Estate Tax Sale Law to establish a county demolition and rehabilitation fund in each county.

Senate Bill 763, introduced by Senator David Argall (R-29), provides $10 million annually to fund the Pennsylvania low-income housing tax credit program.

House Bill 827, introduced by Representative Keith Gillespie (R-47), establishes a microenterprise loan program.

The bills now move to the full Senate for consideration.

Click for video of the hearing.

Contact:           Jeremy Dias                jdias@pasen.gov

 

 

Meeting to consider SB 157 and SB 439

 

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation


Meeting to consider SB 157 and SB 439

Meeting to consider SB 109

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:30 (Senate Chamber and Remote Participation)

 

Public hearing on status of PHFA Mortgage and Rental Assistance Programs/Impact of Pandemic on Housing

 

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 1:30 (Senate Chamber and Remote Participation)


Public hearing on status of PHFA Mortgage and Rental Assistance Programs/Impact of Pandemic on Housing

1:30 pm

Opening Remarks – Senator Pittman, Senator Muth

1:40 to 1:55 pm

Robin Wiessmann, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

1:55 to 2:10 pm

Phyllis Chamberlain, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Housing Alliance

2:10 to 2:25 pm

Leah Sailhamer, VP, Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Apartment Assn.

2:25 to 2:40 pm

Rita Dallago, Executive Director, PA Residential Owners Association

3:00 pm

Adjourn

Public hearing on SB 802 (Data collection on common interest ownership communities)

 

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committees

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B


9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05 AM
Senator Mario Scavello
Sponsor of SB 802

9:10 AM
Carl N. Weiner, Esquire, Volunteer Member, Community Associations Institute Legislative Affairs Committee – Combined Testimony
Stefan Richter, Esquire, Volunteer Member, Community Associations Institute Legislative Affairs Committee- Combined Testimony
Amy Janiszewski, Managing Partner, Preferred Management Associates
Erik M. Hume, Esquire, Vice-Chair, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section Pennsylvania Bar Association

9:50 AM
Lisa Schaefer, Acting Executive Director Appointee, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
James M. Zugay, Esquire, Recorder of Deeds, Dauphin County
Barry C. Hutchins, Senior Public Safety GIS Program Manager, Lycoming County

10:20 AM
End of Hearing