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“County to offer a financial helping hand to some group home residents”

 

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This August 25, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about a program that is nearing the point of being implemented that County Officials hope will allow people with mental illnesses or intellectual disabilities to afford stable housing that would allow them to live independently as opposed to living in a more expensive group home setting.

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“Legislation Addresses Affordable Housing Needs”

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This July 11, 2014  WESA NPR segment talks about proposed legislation in the state Senate for helping to increase the affordable housing available in Pennsylvania.  The bill includes help for people who are elderly, disabled, or otherwise lo-income who may have a tough time finding and keeping housing they can afford.

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“Lehigh County approves low-income housing grant despite objections from conservatives”

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This August 15, 2013 article found on the LehighValleyLive.com website talks about funding that appears to have been reluctantly approved to improve housing for people with mental illnesses.

“Federal money to help pay for affordable housing at old Springside School”

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This article found on the PhillyBurbs.com website dated January 29, 2012, talks about funding that has been provided to help with converting a former school into affordable housing for the elderly and disabled

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