May 3rd, 2010
NEPA Housing Task Force will be hosting a Housing Symposium Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Scranton Radisson Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503. The event’s keynote speaker Dr. David Crowe, Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders, followed by a presentation from Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania.
As chief economist, Crowe is responsible for the NAHB’s forecasts of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing.
Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania will discuss the foreclosure crisis, finding homes working families can afford to rent or buy, and a discussion on how large a role the state should play in providing incentives for construction or rehabilitation of properties.
The Housing Symposium will take place following the Institute for Public Policy’s Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties Indicators Forum, which will occur at the Scranton Radisson from 8:30 am—noon on the same day.
For more information, click here to view the pdf.
January 6th, 2010
Neighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County (NHS) is pleased to introduce its new Home Rehabilitation Loan. This income-eligible product provides funds in the form of a low?interest loan designed to address emergency repair needs and/or long?term safety, energy efficiency or livability improvements for area homes. NHS is especially committed to working with homeowners who may have difficulty obtaining financing through traditional methods.
Loans are available for:
- Roof Repair
- Water heater replacement
- Furnace Replacement
The Home Rehabilitation Loan was designed by Neighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County (NHS) to address the home rehabilitation needs of (primarily) low to moderate (up to 100% of HUD Area Median Income or AMI) income families in our region. However, due to the current economic climate, borrowers with a gross income of between 100% and 150% of HUD AMI will also be eligible for this product at the discretion of NHS. Specific borrower guidelines are:
For more information on NHS’s Home Rehabilitation Loan and more specific eligibility criteria, you can download the informational PDF or call David J. Gaiardo at 570-558-2490.
September 3rd, 2009
Please check out the Spanish version of the housing websites.
This user friendly resource is a great tool for those in our region who are Spanish speakers.
February 13th, 2009
Where can I find information about Luzerne County?
February 13th, 2009
I am looking to move to Lackawanna County. Where can I find information about school districts?