The Institute produces community-based research and mobilizes the resources of regional higher education institutions to engage in regional research and strategy development. The Institute is a collaborative of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Johnson College, Keystone College, King’s College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Pennsylvania State University/Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Scranton, The University of Scranton, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Wilkes University, and the business community.

The overall goal of The Institute’s housing website is to take a proactive approach of educating northeastern Pennsylvania residents and stakeholders on pertinent housing topics.

This educational website will provide user-friendly resources to consumers in the region. It will inform residents about all facets of the housing industry in order that they make the most informed decisions possible—whether buying, selling, renting, building, or even refinancing their homes. This knowledge will help consumers avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, and encourage them to seek professional guidance when looking to buy or sell a home.