MEDIA ADVISORY: Thursday, April 14 – Public Hearing on Housing Issues

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a public hearing on April 14, 2022, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, to collect testimony from local community members about housing issues, blight, deferred maintenance and land banks, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) who chairs the committee.

This hearing follows a public hearing held by the committee on April 7 in Philadelphia, during which the committee heard testimony from two panels of representatives of local organizations focused on blight prevention and response; property repair and maintenance; and greenspace, community gardens, land banks and property development.

Those scheduled to speak to the committee during the April 14 hearing include Andrew Laddusaw,  Senior Pastor of the Living Water Church; Julie Fitzpatrick, executive director of Pennsylvania Downtown Center; Jason Tigano, executive director of LEVEL; Marc Little, president of Emery Construction Services; LuAnn Zak – assistant director of the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development; Brigid Beatty, program manager of the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development; Brian Lawrence, executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW) and Westmoreland County Land Bank.

WHAT: Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee public hearing on housing issues.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2022

WHERE: Living Water Church, located at 629 Woodward Avenue, Kittanning, PA 16201

HEARING LIVESTREAM: https://urbanaffairs.pasenategop.com/urban-041422/

 

Contacts:          Sarah Stauffer               sstauffer@pasen.gov