PHRC Webinar: Affordable Housing Initiatives in PA

PHRC Webinar - Affordable Housing Initiatives in PA: Land TrustsCCHLT had the honor of being invited to share during the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC)’s Webinar Series. Their free webinars offer information for building professionals (code officials, architects, builders, contractors, etc.) on an extensive range of topics from energy efficiency to aging in place to stormwater management. On February 9, I had the pleasure of sharing with the attendees about one of the affordable housing initiatives in Pennsylvania, the community land trust. Below is a blurb from PHRC about the webinar.

Affordable housing options in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are in short supply, forcing various housing authorities and affordable housing advocacy groups to get creative in order to meet the demand from PA citizens. This webinar will explore some of the creative solutions that are being successfully implemented in today’s housing market and will analyze the applicability of these solutions on a broad scale throughout the state. In articular, the Centre County Housing and Land Trust (CCHLT) will present recent projects to demonstrate these points.

You can listen/view a recording of the webinar and slides on PHRC’s website. The agenda for the webinar follows:

  • Who is CCHLT?
  • Defining affordable housing
  • Understanding the Community Land Trust model
  • Applying the CLT model
  • Identifying goals for quality homes
  • Discussing future opportunities at the municipal level

I certainly enjoyed the experience of presenting on the webinar with PHRC, and I look forward to working together with their team in the future.

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Centre County Housing and Land Trust strengthens communities through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes for people of low- to moderate-income in Centre County, PA. Since 2007, CCHLT has operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit featuring the collaborative effort of five local organizations to focus on: promoting and preserving of affordable housing; providing education; creating partnerships; and assisting municipalities on affordable housing policies. More information about CCHLT and its programs is available at www.cchlt.org. Follow CCHLT on Twitter @CentreCountyHLT, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CCHLT, or sign up for updates on CCHLT’s Email List.

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