Public hearing on housing issues

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Living Water Church, Kittanning, Armstrong County


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: Community Organizations Blight Prevention and Response
• Andrew Laddusaw – Senior Pastor of the Living Water Church – Testimony
• Julie Fitzpatrick – Executive Director of Pennsylvania Downtown Center – Testimony
• LEVEL: Equity Buildings 
         o Jason Tigano – Executive Director of LEVEL – Testimony
         o Marc Little – President of Emery Construction Services

11:00 am: Panel #2: County Agencies Blight Prevention and Response
• LuAnn Zak – Assistant Director of the Indiana County Office of Planning and
Development – Testimony
• Brigid Beatty – Program Manager of the Armstrong County Department of Planning and
Development – Testimony
• Brian Lawrence – Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of
Westmoreland (RACW) and Westmoreland County Land Bank – Testimony

11:45 am: Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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

Meeting to consider SB 297, SB 811 and HB 581

Urban Affairs and Housing Committee

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Room 461, Main Capitol Building

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 297, SB 811 and HB 581

Schedule

  • SB 297 – Argall – Amends Title 53 to eliminate spot appeals of property assessments.
  • SB 811 – Fontana – Amends the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law (MCTLL) to grant Cities and Counties of the Second Class the ability to acquire property at sheriff sales.
  • HB 581 – Solomon – Creates the Affordable Housing Unit Tax Exemption Act to allow local governments the option of abating property taxes to encourage the development of affordable housing.
    • A03763 – Pittman – Technical amendment to correct section numbering and
      requires all local taxing authorities to participate in one of the program options
      before the program can be implemented.

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